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In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds.

Several other agencies of the federal government also began buying large quantities of bullets last year. The Social Security Administration, for instance, not normally considered on the frontlines of anything but dealing with seniors, explained that its purchase of millions of rounds was for special agents’ required quarterly weapons qualifications. They must be pretty poor shots.

But DHS has been silent about its need for numerous orders of bullets in the multiple millions. Indeed, Examiner writer Ryan Keller points out Janet Napolitano’s agency illegally redacted information from some ammunition solicitation forms following media inquiries.

According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That’s sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.

To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, DHS is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.

Two fairly obvious and by no means mutually exclusive explanations: one, that they’re taking as much ammo as they can out of civilian circulation. Two…well, that one is more than just fairly obvious.


2 thoughts on “Prepping

  1. This never got the press it deserved. 175,000,000 rounds of .223 ammo. RFP in May 2012.

    MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM THRESHOLDS: The contract or contracts for .223 Remington Caliber SD and .223 Remington Caliber EP Ammunition awarded under this solicitation will have a base period of one year, plus four one-year options. The maximum threshold throughout the 5-year duration of this requirement is 175,000,000 rounds. However, in the event of multiple awards of both requirements are made, the contract maximum will be evenly divided amongst awardees based on the type of ammunition provided. In the event that multiple awards for either the EP or the SD are made the maximum threshold will be evenly divided by the 10 million rounds of EP required over the next 5 years or the 165,000,000 rounds of SD required over the next 5 years whichever is applicable. The guaranteed minimum of any contract awarded is 10,000 rounds of ammunition and is applicable to the base year only.

  2. Clever people need to find out and post where these ammo dumps are located. If it comes to civil war/martial law we should all know where to go to get refills…

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