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

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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….

ATK announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions. HST is engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration.

“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, President of ATK’s Security and Sporting group.

But this is not the only kind of ammo that the DHS is placing an order for.

Business Insider is also reporting that the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to buy 175 million rifle ammunition rounds….

We’ve also learned that the Department has an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo. Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they’re looking for up to 175 million rounds of .233 caliber ammo to be exact. The 223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.

This all comes at a time when gun sales are absolutely going through the roof in the United States.

Gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. recently announced that it would be suspending new orders until May because it received orders for more than one million guns during the months of January and February.

The following announcement about this suspension of sales comes from their official website….

  • The Company’s Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms.
  • Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms.
  • Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.
  • The Company expects to resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May 2012.

Since Barack Obama first took office, gun sales in America have risen to extraordinary levels.

Overall, more than 10 million guns were sold in the United States during 2011.

And gun sales have continued to rise at a brisk pace in 2012.  The following was recently posted on Yahoo News….

The NSSF said that 920,840 instant criminal background checks were made in January alone, a gain of 17.3% over the same month in 2011. This now makes it the 20th consecutive month of increases. While using the number of background checks is a good measurement of sales, it doesn’t paint the whole picture as some checks are used for the purchases of multiple firearms. Also, some private transfers and sales from gun shows are exempt, making the actual number of guns sold higher.

According to Gallup, 41 percent of all Americans said that they owned a gun in 2010.  But when that question was asked again in 2011, that number had risen to 47 percent.

Clearly, a lot of Americans are feeling the need to arm themselves.

Unfortunately, they may find themselves short on ammunition for those guns considering how much ammo the government is buying up.

So what is causing everyone to buy so many guns?

Well, without a doubt we are likely to see a rise in crime as the U.S. economy continues to crumble.  People want to be able to protect themselves and their families when everything falls apart.  In fact, we are already starting to see some really violent home invasions in many parts of the nation.  Many in the prepper movement are deeply concerned about the direction this country is headed and they want to be prepared for whatever happens.

Of course the rising gang problem in America is a major concern too.  According to the FBI there are now 1.4 million gang members living in the United States, and that number has increased by 40 percent since 2009.  Many urban communities have essentially been taken over by these gangs, and many of these gangs are definitely not shy about using violence.  Average Americans that live in these communities want to be able to have a fighting chance against these gangs.

But that doesn’t explain why the DHS needs so much ammunition.  Yes, our world is becoming increasingly unstable, but under what conditions does the DHS ever anticipate firing off 450 million rounds?

Something does not add up.  If anyone has a possible explanation for why the DHS would need 450 million rounds of ammunition, please post a comment and share your thoughts with us below….

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14 thoughts on “Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?

  1. Target practice! Us!

  2. Hollow point ammunition is banned by the Geneva Convention. Most law enforcement agencies also ban it.

  3. Gee whiz! It certainly could not be the equivalent of a denial of service attack, could it? Soak up the supply of ammunition and firearms to keep them out of the hands of bad people such as Tea Party creeps and other enemies of the state?

    Nah. That would be silly, so why would the Department of Homeland Security do such a thing? /sarc

  4. They might need tem if the Supply was cut off or th making of Amo was not approved by the EPA
    you know Lead, Nitrates and they make Co2 when you shoot them

  5. I posted this story last week. Have been wondering why as have others. Best guess to use against us. Obama is very Hitler like and this would not surprise me if he ordered his contractor/union army to use it. Against all Americans. Stands to reason this entire country is against this man and all he stand for.

  6. That’s what I’d like to know.

  7. Why don’t we just ask them?…..Oh, I forgot. I’d just get a pre printed form letter thanking me for my inquery with some BS answer….how silly of me…..Come on….we know what they want them for…..crowd control?…. population control?…. it sure isn’t for border control…….When our fearless leader finally becomes dictator in chief and implements his socialist state government control of the masses …..they’ll need all the forced compliance they can get…..call it insurance, call it what you want…..I call it an unconstitutional take over of our country…….I don’t care where he came from….I just want him to go home….where ever that is!!!!

  8. By the way…how many of you out there have heard about George Soros buying up all the US ammo and firearm companies? Has anyone else heard anything about that?

  9. Poet, you jest when you say that propelling lead through the atmosphere at ballistic velocities creates CO2, right? Or do know some secrets of inorganic chemistry that I don’t. Or alchemy maybe?

  10. Homeland (so-called) Security buying up ammo? There are only 2 conclusions that I can reason. #1. To increase the price of ammo to ordinary citizens by creating a shortage. #2. To kill all American citizens who may riot against the Anti-American tyrant and his wife currently living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue because he is destroying our rights given to us by God and the US Constitution.

    Kenneth made mention of the Geneva Convention. The obama administration does not care about the US Constitution, why would anyone think he cares about the Geneva Convention except for when a muslim might benefit from it? He will use UN/NATO forces who will be more than willing to kill Americans. They make their own “rules of war”. The US Military took an oath to “support & defend the US Constitution” not to support and defend a tyrant & socialism.

    If I may bring your attention to a quote attributed to a US Navy Chaplain at Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941; “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!” The next election, November 2012, could very well be our next Pearl Harbor. Are you ready???

  11. here is a theory. take a look at the Homelaand Security forces that obama has put in training! He recently discovered that they cannot possibly accomplish the Marine motto of ammo use! “One Round One Kill!” No I suspect that the discovery reveals that they cannot hit themselves in the posterior with both hands! “Cannot hit the broad side of a Barn!” But the first posting is right on from Majwood: Target practice! Us, Especially the Christians, then the Jewish people, Then the elderly Whites, and last but not least any who oppose their Islamic Laws to be established!

  12. What these neophytes don’t understand is, a .40 cal. handgun is no match for a good .308 assault rifle, or an accurate bolt action sniper rifle in the same cal.

  13. Re: “Homeland-Security”: For those of you who don’t know this – they have also ordered 14 Million rounds of .223 cal. Just my opinion here but starting in November, maybe sooner – the next few years are not going to be pretty in the good ole’ USA.

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