Why is DHS hoarding ammunition?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Bolster, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. When people start buying it just because it is available which is in drastic contrast to the market norm.

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  2. Warp


    When other people are willing and able to pay for more something than you are.

  3. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

    That may be the most perfect and succinct example I've ever seen of an obstinate refusal to learn from history. You could disregard every historical lesson ever learned, by saying: "that was then, but this is now." No wonder we humans keep making the same foolish mistakes over and over. It's actually funny. Now I'm laughing too.

    Didn't congress get the memo? Only kooks and fools question the intentions of their government and of "Dear Leader." Of course DHS needs billions of rounds of ammo, who are you to question them? We're all safer if the government is armed and nobody else is.* Pass the Soma! A gramme is better than a damn.

    (* An uncomfortable fact: The greatest massacres in history have been caused by governments killing their own citizens. Ah, but that was then. This is now.)
    #43 Bolster, Mar 26, 2013
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  4. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbfjxjpKoR8"]DHS Refuses to Answer Congress on 1.6 Billion Bullet Purchase - YouTube[/ame]
  5. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

    Our government is well on the way to fascism.
  6. They can't exactly say the money was spent for condoms for secret service so they are saying its for DHS ammo...

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  7. Donn57

    Donn57 Just me

    I am not in a position to know if the mass purchase of ammunition by DHS and other federal agencies is being done to keep ammo out of the hands of the citizenry, but anyone who doubts that such a move by the feds is possible is a fool.
  8. ShallNotBeInfringed

    ShallNotBeInfringed NRA Business Al

    Somewhere between 33 and 39, time magazine had a man of the year you may have heard of.


    If you set the barn on fire correctly, no one will see the flames until it is too late to put out the fire.

    Happened in Germany in the 30's, happening again in USA today.

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  9. Its OK to disagree with the government and the officials we elect but statements like this demonstrate that you clearly have no idea what Fascism was. :upeyes:
  10. The juxtaposition of these two covers has become an appalling festering meme of the worse kind. :upeyes: :yawn:

    If you take the time to read the two articles you would learn that:

    1) Time's reporting of Hitler was highly critical of him and was an attempt to get the Western powers and the US in particular to wake up and pay attention.

    2) Times's reporting of Obama was just the opposite
  11. They actually did answer congress with regard to the ammunition. On March 23 they submitted a statement explaining the IDIQ contract system and stated that they had purchased 150 million rounds in 2012. They also explained that it translated to approximately 1500 rounds per DHS agent/officer spread over several agencies and was for training and duty carry.

    I found this in an article linked from the Drudge report on Sunday. Ironically, the Drudge headline stated that DHS refused to answer congress.

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    #51 The Fist Of Goodness, Mar 27, 2013
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  12. The problem with your argument, is that my statement was not that was then, this is now, and your argument, is a gross oversimplification of what happened.

    We have a system in place that will not allow someone like a modern Hitler rise to power. That's the entire point of our checks and balances. The distinctions between our chain of command in the military, and the inclusion of civilians, as well as Posse Commitus specifically work towards preventing the use of military like he did.

    That is just the tip of the iceberg in the differences.

    Your arguments, and statements to support your arguments, are not based in fact. They're emotionally charged distortion a of the truth, intended to conceive and support a fallacious argument.

    But you've emotionally invested yourself in your inherently flawed argument, so facts are of little consequence. Continue on about how Obama is poised to become the next hitler. It shows why so many on this forum are viewed as extremists. Anytime anyone disagrees, especially if they understand the truth of the facts you've twisted, you bring out the tired Nazi analogy and anyone who disagrees is an enabler. :upeyes:
  13. Well, this was an interesting read.

    The first thing I have to say is, aren't some of you ashamed of your your unbelievable ignorance? "DHS Bought 1.6B" vs the reality? If you had any sense of moral decency you would accept that you are too ignorant to vote and step out of the political system.

    The real interesting thing to me, about this, is we are talking about ammo. Let's face it. If you are in this room, you already have more than you need. But think about the same thing happening to food - which is far less resilient to a sudden demand shift. The jump in ammo demand is NOTHING compared to what would happen to food.

    As a Libertarian, regarding FAscism, let's see what our friend Mr. Dictionary says;

    often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

    Sounds pretty darn descriptive of any government that continually grows, removes freedoms, imposes more and more restrictive laws, manipulates the economic system for the benefit of corporate contributors, etc...
  14. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Can you say, "DUH?"

    Because, you haven't a grasp on the situation beause you know nothing but assume everything?

    Let me break it down for you.

    The Federal Law Enforcement Aacement, otherwise known as FLETC pumps through people who probably have never handled a firearm before. They put a lot of rounds down range to create a proficient shooter before they can graduate.

    They have always used JHP's, under the motto, "train like you fight, fight like you train."

    Now, for all the entities out there, qualifications are held not once, not twice, but four times per annual year. For a pistol alone that is at least 52 fired rounds, sometimes more depending on the qualification course, Then you have drills. Steel, downed and disabled and all kinds of high speed shooting that goes into a full training day.

    Next, you have on top of that duty ammo issued to insure all magazines are filled prior to leaving the range and practice ammo to retain proficiency in addition to that.

    Now, multiply that over a couple hundred thousand agents and officers. Now multiply that concept that shotguns and long arms come into the equation.

    If you really want to be paranoid consider the hierarchy of ammuntion purchase in the United States:

    1. The Military. They purchase billions upon billions of ordinance monthly.

    2. Then all the Law Enforcement.

    3. Then all the Sky is Falling People.

    Ammuntion manufacturers love contracts as that is guaranteed money.

    So, the Military gets first whack

    Then LEO's

    Then the Sky is Falling People.

    There was plenty to go around until the Sky is Falling People panicked and overwhelmed a system that was already straining from large contract obligations.

    No one is comming to get you. You aren't that imporant.

    /Rant over.
  15. Posse Commitas - have I spelled that correctly?

    Anyway...who supplied the tanks at Waco?

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  16. Well, aside from Congress and the American people having an historical reluctance to having a single national police agency, there are other issues that make it better to do things this way.

    1. Having "investigators" for these agencies who turn their work over to the FBI for enforcement would necessitate a doubling or tripling of the size of the FBI to handle all the work, but wouldn't reduce the size of the SSA, since you would still need the expertise of their investigators.

    2. Most of these agencies operate under strict disclosure guidelines, so their employees are allowed to access agency specific data, but it cannot be shared with other agencies. Therefore, an SSA special agent can look at SSA records but may not be able to share them with the FBI.

    3. Agency priorities and resources. FBI has a set of priorities. It can change overnight (9-11, for instance). So all of a sudden, no one is working SSA fraud.

    4. FBI agents are generalists, while most of the smaller agencies are specialists. It takes a while to season an agent to working some types of cases, especially white collar.

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  17. Donn57

    Donn57 Just me


    This article is interesting. If you read it carefully, it would seem to indicate that the 1.6B rounds are being split only between ICE and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. FLETC has, from what I can tell, four facilities. If each facility uses 15M rounds per year, as stated, that amounts to 60M rounds per year times five years equals 300M rounds. The remaining 1.3 billion rounds are going to ICE? That amounts to about 86,000 rounds per ICE employee over the next five years.

    Either the article is wrong or ICE agents are planning on shooting lots of people over the next five years.
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  18. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Who would they shoot? Please provide a list.:upeyes:
  19. Warp


    I'm not agreeing, disagreeing, or taking a position here, but I would like to point out that he need not be able to provide a list of people for his point to have merit.
  20. quake

    Millennium Member

    Maybe I'm slow or just missed it, but I don't recall seeing documentation of a purchase (or even an RFQ/RFP for that matter) for the 1.6 billion number that keeps popping up. The one RFQ that I saw was for 50-60 million, spread out over five years.

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