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Forum Post: Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?

Posted 2 years ago on March 29, 2012, 11:50 a.m. EST by cerebral (10)
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Somebody out there has decided that the Department of Homeland Security needs a whole lot of ammunition. Recently it was announced that ATK was awarded a contract to provide up to 450 MILLION hollow point bullets to the Department of Homeland Security over the next five years. Is it just me, or does that sound incredibly excessive? What in the world is the DHS going to do with 450 million rounds? What possible event would ever require that much ammunition? If the United States was ever invaded, it would be the job of the U.S. military to defend the country, so that can't be it. So what are all of those bullets for? Who does the Department of Homeland Security plan to be shooting at? According to the U.S. Census, there are only about 311 million people living in the entire country. So why does the Department of Homeland Security need 450 million rounds of ammunition? Either this is an incredible waste or there is something that the Department of Homeland Security is not telling us.

I could understand if the U.S. military was ordering ammunition in this quantity. When you fight wars you can go through ammunition very rapidly.

But the Department of Homeland Security is only supposed to be shooting at people very rarely.

It simply does not make sense that they would need so much ammunition.

The following is an excerpt from the official press release about this deal between ATK and the Department of Homeland Security....

full article....

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-does-the-department-of-homeland-security-need-450-million-hollow-point-bullets

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[-] 3 points by wellhungjury (296) 2 years ago

Maybe they are bad shots?

[-] 2 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 2 years ago

Haha, I bet.

"Either this is an incredible waste or there is something that the Department of Homeland Security is not telling us."

Well since this is the United States government, it's most likely that these are both very true

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Its so interesting what you find on the links!
Ads to buy gold & silver
Supplies for your fallout shelter
Gee - what are THEY up to ???

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[-] 1 points by Skippy2 (485) 2 years ago

'Cause a whole bunch of people bought Skittles! Man the barricades they've got CANDY!

[-] 1 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

It all depends on the number of agents this is for, number of rounds their individual weapon holds and the number of rounds fired for training each year. Does this contract cover just the DHS office or are other agencies such as ICE and the FBI under this contract as well? As for the military, this amount would cover one to two total deployments for just the Army, not including training stateside or adding in the other services and their allocations.

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[-] -2 points by ironboltbruce (371) from Miami, FL 2 years ago

Q: Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?

A: Either you already know the answer, or you were a fool to ask the question.

Next Question?

[-] 2 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 2 years ago

Then what is the answer ?

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

perhaps the govt is planning for martial law.

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