Skip to comments.Why did the DHS just order 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition?
Posted on 03/19/2012 6:39:45 PM PDT by angelcindy
DHS ALSO HAS A BID OUT FOR 175 MILLION ROUNDS OF . 223 OR M-16/
REQUIREMENT: The total requirement is to provide an estimated 33 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber SD and 2 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber EP ammunition in the base year and an estimated 33 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber SD and 2 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber EP ammunition in each of four option years in accordance with Attachment 2, Statement of Work for .223 Remington Caliber SD and .223 Remington Caliber EP Ammunition.
The Department of Homeland security has just executed an order for enough rounds of 40 caliber ammunition to kill every man, woman and child in the United States.
A shocking new defense contract entered by the Department of Homeland Security to secure a massive amount of ammunition, with the option for infinite supply and infinite delivery, raises the question of just what they are preparing for? Massive civil unrest? An invasion by a foreign power?
The order is to supply 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, which is more than one bullet for every single person in the United States.
The contract also comes with the additional caveat that the order is forward-looking, which means it can be revised upward or downward depending on a variety of factors, some of which also happen to contribute to civil unrest including governmental spending, budgetary policies and economic conditions.
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A) Target Practice.
B) Shoot People.
I guess I need to go buy some more ammo tomorrow.
With that volume, it makes you wonder whether they might be trying to kill the supply chain for civilians.
Because the media has Obama’s back.
The better to control the masses?
My same thought.
Geez, that is even more than I have!
Janet Napalitano gonna secure the border?
To shoot half of us 3 times each.
1. They didn’t “order” that much, they have a contract that locks the price in for up to 450 million rounds for an extended period of time. In other words, someone isn’t shipping 450 million rounds to someone this year, they are just locking in the price for future orders.
2. Sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t. Let’s just take the US Army for example. They have about 1.5 million active and 1.5 million in reserve. Let’s just use a clean 1 million number. If they blow off 50 rounds of pistol ammo per week in practice, you are looking at billions of rounds used.
3. I believe that some agencies are standardizing calibers to the .40 (mentioned this yesterday as having read this in several LEO forums). Over x number of years to replace the ammo plus practice, etc, you can burn through 450 million rounds rather quickly. Even considering the armed agencies that fall under DHS- FBI, Secret Service, Coast Guard, etc (not counting for if the contract extends beyond DHS).
You don’t have 625 million rounds at the house?
C) After they collapse the economy, 450 million rounds of .40 will 1) be good during the seige, and 2) become the new currency of the country.
If that was their goal, they would be doing this to popular civilian rounds. (9mm, .38, .45, etc). Even the .380 is more popular than the .40.
I would like some context before deciding what this means. How much ammunition did they buy each year over the past five years? Is this more, less or about the same? This isolated set of facts, with nothing to compare them to, tell us nothing.
Probably has something to do with that scary EO the Wan just signed Friday under the radar. Interesting article/thread about it just above this one - seems the current EO is a “new and improved” version of one Slick Willie had penned years ago.
This one includes the DHS.
Because they can’t handle 10mm?
Sorry, that is a rational thought. Not allowed here.
We use to make our own.
Was a lot cheaper. And it was for hunting deer that we ate all summer long in lunches and steaks.
It’s probably illegal now.