“Keeping ammo out of the hands of civilians” might be a small part of the equation, but not the full picture. We civilians already own billions and billions of rounds of stockpiled ammo.
No, the DHS thinks that they will have a reason to USE those billions of bullets.
Against whom? A handful of Major Hassans? Don’t make me laugh. This is what it’s about:
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
I consider what you say to make more sense than anything I have heard. 1.4 billion rounds? That is too much ammo for the guns they now have, even if they practice a couple of times a week. Watch the clown in the White House closely. He has shown tendencies already. He could try to do more.