Home Land Security has purchased more Ammo!
mach-1 BL-106 2012/09/20 03:45:02
This was reported today by the Drudge
After reading this on Drudge and copying it I went back to Drudge to re read it and it was gone.
So it has gremlins in it I am sure ! as I can't scan it, or paste it to SH...
I am typing it from the copy and please bare with me!
The following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last 6mts. alone,the Department of homeland security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition,some of which are designated to be used by snipers.
A series of new solicitations posted on the FedBizOpps website show that the DHS is looking to purchase 200 million rounds of 223 rifle ammo over the next four years,as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25.000 rounds of blank .308 cal. bullets.
As James Smith over at Prepper Podcat website highlights,"It is the type of ammo and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling".
Smith points out that the DHS acquisition of .308 rounds is of concern because they are set to be used by well trained snipers.
" all of the sniper grade ammo is being used by trained ,or in the process of being trained snipers. writes Smith, noting that the math adds up to 135,384 potential kills for the snipers to make, using the 176,000 rounds of ammo,basing the figures on the facts that the united States Army and Marine Corps snipers in Vietnam expended 1.3 rounds of ammo for each claim and verified kill.
As this police training website documents .308 cal.168 grain bullets are the ammo of choice for experienced law enforcement snipers
The number of bullets purchased by DHS now adds up to a staggering 1.4 billion over the last 6 mys. alone. Although all those bullets won't be delivered at once, the DHS commitment to purchasing such an arsenal of ammo is both worrying and Ironic given Americans are being Harassed and treated with suspicion for buying a couple of boxes of ammo at their local gun store.
Following the barrage of questions about why the federal agency has purchased so many bullets , the DHS has refused to respond and even gone to the lengths of censoring info relating to the solicitations for ammo.
The DHS decision back in March to purchase the 450 million rounds of 40.cal hollow points bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage prompted questions as to why the the federal agency required such powerful bullets and in such large quantities merely for training purposes.
This was followed up by a recent order for a further 750.000 million rounds, including bullets that can penetrate walls.
The main stream media responded to the controversy by focusing on a purchase of 174.000 bullets by the Social security Administration while they completely ignored the fact that DHS had purchased well over a billion rounds.
Although the Associated press and other media outlets dismissed concerns over the Federal Government purchasing large quantities of ammo as paranoia,the fact that the DHS is preparing for civil unrest cannot be denied.
having recently acquired riot gear, the DSH also purchased a number of bullet proof checkpoint booths that include ,"stop and go " lights.
The US Army has be preparing for domestic disorder.
A recent leaked US army Military police training manual for "civil disturbance operations" outlines how military assets are to be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate fire arms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during a mass civil unrest.
On page 20 of the manual rules regarding the use of deadly force in confronting dissident are made disturbingly clear with the directive that a "warning shot will not be fire"... The manual includes lists of weapons to be used against rioters or demonstrators including anti riot grenades, it also advises troops to carry their guns int he "safe port arms" stance a psychological tactic aimed at "making a show of force before rioters". Non lethal water cannons are also included.
I am not sure how you feel but this is a grave concern!
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