DHS To Purchase Another 21.6 Million Rounds of Ammunition

Something is just NOT right here….

Dept of Homeland Security 1It has come to light that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is soliciting for another 21.6 million rounds of ammunition. This is in addition to the billions of rounds already solicited just last year by the Federal government, including DHS.  It’s getting more and more difficult for citizens to purchase any ammo, let alone in bulk, but it looks like there may be plenty of businesses and front groups that are willing to provide DHS with all the ammunition they want.

So what’s the real reason the Department of Homeland Security has put in a bid for “26.1 million rounds of ammunition, adding to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already purchased over the past 10 months alone”? I’m a little suspicious, especially when questions about the ammunition purchases go unanswered.  DHS chief Janet Napolitano is never going to tell us.

A solicitation posted last week on the Fed Bid website details how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.

The solicitation asks for 10 million pistol cartridge .40 caliber 165 Grain, jacketed Hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds) and 10 million 9mm 115 grain jacketed hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds).

The document also lists a requirement for 1.6 million pistol cartridge 9mm ball bullets (40 quantities of 40,000 rounds).

Paul Joseph Watson helps to put the quantities of ammunition purchased by DHS into perspective:

An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now secured over the last 10 months stands at around 1.625 billion.

In March 2012, ATK announced that they had agreed to provide the DHS with a maximum of 450 million bullets over four years, a story that prompted questions about why the feds were buying ammunition in such large quantities.

To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.

I’m trying NOT to sound paranoid, but seriously, WHAT are they preparing for??  Such massive quantities of ammo purchases have stoked fears that the agency is preparing for some kind of domestic unrest.

Janet Napolitano
Janet Napolitano

In 2011, Janet Napolitano directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.

Back in December, DHS solicited for 250 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.

In September, DHS solicited for nearly 200 million rounds of sniper ammunition.

In August 750 million rounds of high power ammunition were also solicited and in March DHS solicited 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets.

In December,  the Evian Group, an organization that was formed just five days before DHS put out an announcement of solicitation for ammunition, was awarded the contract for 200,000 round of ammunition.

James Smith reports,

The winner of this contract is Evian Group, Inc. located at 105 South Eastern Ave, Las Vegas Nevada.

Smith’s report is a good one demonstrating that the Evian group appears to be little more than a front group since it didn’t have a genuine physical address, a website, or even a phone number.

Just recently DHS put in a solicitation for 7,000 “personal defense weapons” that shoot 5.56 NATO ammunition that have “fire select” capability along with high capacity 30 round magazines. Remember these are for “homeland” use, not foreign.

The federal agency’s primary concern is now centered around thwarting “homegrown terrorism,” but information produced and used by the DHS to train its personnel routinely equates conservative political ideology with domestic extremism.

Do you remember the DHS study that was leaked in 2012 that targets Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority” and revere “individual liberty”? They were described — that is, we were described —as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

These “targets” are from the 2011 study  entitled Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism. Here’s a list of what they’re looking for in domestic terrorists:

Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack.

Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation).”

People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty).

Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority.”

People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

There’s even a category for people who oppose abortion!

So the question remains, why is a domestic agency of the United States Federal government purchasing such large caches of ammunition in a short period of time? Yes, I’m aware that agents much qualify and practice, but seriously this seems to be getting a bit out of hand, especially to be used on American soil.

I’ll leave you to your own conclusions.

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