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The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets
Business Insider ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Eloise Lee

Posted on 03/30/2012 8:46:22 AM PDT by KeyLargo

The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets

Eloise Lee|March 28, 2012|

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an "indefinite delivery" of an "indefinite quantity" of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK.

U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal.

The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer "optimum penetration for terminal performance."

This refers to the the bullet's hollow-point tip that passes through barriers and expands for a bigger impact without the rest of the bullet getting warped out of shape: "this bullet holds its jacket in the toughest conditions."

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; homeland; jackbootedthugs; jbt; obama; security; tsa

1 posted on 03/30/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I too am buying precious metals. Brass, Lead & Copper. . .


2 posted on 03/30/2012 8:50:13 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: KeyLargo
The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets

This regime is gonna need them in an attempt to quell the impending riots that Zero is ginning up before the Nov 6 date.

WILL THERE BE AN ELECTION??
3 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:37 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: KeyLargo

Another worthless gubment employee who like Vice President Biden wanted a job that doesn’t require production. Need to add a picture of motorcycle cops and A State Senator.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:40 AM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: KeyLargo

Getting ready for the coming revolution perhaps?????


5 posted on 03/30/2012 8:52:09 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Voter#537

6 posted on 03/30/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Oddly enough, I just saw that Midway USA is advertising limited quantities of .40 S&W ammo as over runs / surplus from DHS.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 8:52:39 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: KeyLargo

Ballistic inaccuracies in this article aside, I wonder if this is an effort to squeeze supply and make ammo more expensive for the rest of us. Doesn’t seem like 450MM over 5 years would do much if 10 Billion rounds a year are sold, but could choke supplies of specific calibers. DHS looking more like the Peacekeepers from Hunger Games.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 8:54:29 AM PDT by JTHomes (A lot of injustice is done under the cover of law.)
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To: KeyLargo

Just doing the math...it seems like there must be plans for DHS to add a whole heap of operatives. Training can involve simulations, then work with 22 shorts, and then full calibre weapons. 450 million rounds of full calibre ammo is a hefty order indeed.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: KeyLargo

Bringing a .40 to a 7.62X39/.308/30-06/300 Win Mag/.338 Lapua/.50 cal fight.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 8:56:05 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: KeyLargo
They are making these purchases not to protect Americans but to subdue and terrorize Americans. If Obama is reelected he will have a lot more flexibility. You and your family will not be safe.
11 posted on 03/30/2012 8:56:23 AM PDT by detective
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To: Monterrosa-24

12 posted on 03/30/2012 8:57:18 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Voter#537

450 million bullets.

That’s enough to kill every American with 140 million bullets left over.

Even so, come Lord Jesus!


13 posted on 03/30/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Not this again! They are not buying 450 million rounds. It is basically an open contract. When they need rounds they can order them from this vendor. It is like the vendor is preapproved contractor for selling bullets to DHS.

Even if they were buying that many rounds. Split up between every DHS employee, it probably would not cover their training. The army probably buys billions of bullets each year.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 9:00:33 AM PDT by CollegeRepublican
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To: Westbrook

Obama’s a little delusional if he thinks he’s going to take this country with pistol rounds.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 9:01:01 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: KeyLargo

That’s just .40 rounds.
DHS is also ordering 150M .223 rounds.

Enough to implement a District 13 solution.
(In The Hunger Games, 12 districts submit to total control lest they too be wiped out like District 13.)


16 posted on 03/30/2012 9:01:01 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: All

I invite all of you to go to youtube and type in martial law and also fema camps. There will be no election IMHO.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 9:01:49 AM PDT by In God I trust
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To: Voter#537

“The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer “optimum penetration for terminal performance.”

There goes the argument that they are for training. These are pp rounds meant for you and me.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Bingo! I don’t even own a .40, but rifle rounds... I make my own.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:19 AM PDT by Afterguard
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To: Free Vulcan

Precisely


20 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:48 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: ctdonath2

“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 .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.

The deadline for earlier this month was extended because the right contractor just hadn’t come along.

Looks like the Department of Homeland Security means business.”

Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-28/news/31247765_1_atk-bullet-rounds#ixzz1qcHgP6lZ


21 posted on 03/30/2012 9:03:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Your LEOs, Federal Agencies and your corrupt goverment are outfitting these goons to protect you. A prudent person would ask from what?

A free country should not tolerate its guardians to arm themselves this way when it purposefully disarms its soldiers overseas for the sake of political expediency, all to cement the validity of a madman tyrant, halfrican muslim who hates this country.

These people are our enemies.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 9:05:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: detective

You and your family will not be safe.


And neither will government jackboots and their families. They should think carefully about that.

23 posted on 03/30/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Free Vulcan

> Obama’s a little delusional if he thinks he’s going to take
> this country with pistol rounds.

He’s more than a little delusional.

And so are his fans.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 9:08:21 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Don’t neglect the 5.56 x 45.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT by benewton
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To: KeyLargo

And the sweetest part of the deal is that it won’t cost the government a cent because they will charge the family for the bullet used.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 9:16:36 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: KeyLargo

Let’s put 450 million bullets in perspective…

In typical 50 round packaging this quantity by volume would fill about 9,500 ten wheel dump trucks, the large 15 cubic yard dump trucks you would typically see on a construction site.

If all the bullets were shipped in one delivery the line of dump trucks, patiently waiting bumper to bumper at the gate, would stretch about 52 miles.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 9:16:58 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Fitzy_888

Don’t worry...

Knowing TSA, they probably forgot to order the casings, propellant, and primers.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 9:20:14 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: Westbrook
"Even so, come Lord Jesus!

ZERO'S minions think he is already HERE! ! ! ! ! !

29 posted on 03/30/2012 9:22:11 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: EdReform

Damn straight. If Obama stays ONE MINUTE past his prescribed term of office his authority ends. Any and all that follow him and their families lose some serious legal protections at that point. They better understand that everyone from citizens to governors will be after their heads and will have every Constitutional authority to be so.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

There goes the argument that they are for training. These are pp rounds meant for you and me.


There goes the argument that they are for training. These are pp DOUBLE TAP rounds meant for you and me. -< fixed

It is too late to work within the system but too early to start shooting the bastards. ?? Not for them.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 9:28:40 AM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Voter#537

> ZERO’S minions think he is already HERE! ! ! ! ! !

LOLOL!!!

They just don’t know that he’s got “ANTI” as a prefix to his Messiahship.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 9:29:46 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: KeyLargo

And just to put that amount in perspective, the only stat I could find is that in the month December 2009 over a billion rounds were sold in the U.S. I’m guessing guessing then that Americans normally buy at least 450M per month, or every couple of months when it’s slow, which it sure ain’t been since Fool Sucka has been in office.

Considering most of these will go to sub guns for spray and pray this really isn’t alot of bullets.


33 posted on 03/30/2012 9:45:33 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: detective
They are making these purchases not to protect Americans but to subdue and terrorize Americans. If Obama is reelected he will have a lot more flexibility. You and your family will not be safe.

Absolutely, too many RED FLAGS, that people are not noticing or adding up. The article last fall about all those COTS purchased by the gubment, (thik concentration camps) the executive order for a civilian police and now thia?

Where are our conserviative leaders heads in all this? Stuck in the sand?

34 posted on 03/30/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by blondee123 (To GOP Est. - Not This Time!)
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To: In God I trust
I invite all of you to go to youtube and type in martial law and also fema camps. There will be no election IMHO.

And if there is, the ONE will definitely win, and then the dicatorship will become official!

35 posted on 03/30/2012 9:51:22 AM PDT by blondee123 (To GOP Est. - Not This Time!)
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To: KeyLargo

That quote never ceases to frighten me. Of course the fawning media never bothered to question him on it.


36 posted on 03/30/2012 9:54:57 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: KeyLargo

Glad to hear this. I would hate to get shot with a USED bullet.


37 posted on 03/30/2012 9:55:09 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: KeyLargo
Make no mistake about it, these are for us - the bitter clinging to their guns and bibles (and constitution) - holdouts to the completion of a totalitarian police state.

"But the police are on our side." Acording to the FR jackboot lickers.

38 posted on 03/30/2012 9:59:15 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: CollegeRepublican

“...Split up between every DHS employee, it probably would not cover their training...”

Army “employees” do not usually qualify with weapons. Soldiers do but the civilian employees and contractors usually do not. How many DHSers are weapons carriers?

In 22 years in the Army Reserve the only time the Army ever issued me live ammo other than at a range (where handgun qualification consisted of a mere 50 rounds) was when I was on duty guarding ammunition bunkers. Later as an Army contractor I was never issued any weapon or ammunition.

As a DOD and a Department of the Air Force employee in the Pentagon I never touched a weapon.

DHS purchases of this scale while the Army is being cut and suffering ammunition shortages does merit a raised eyebrow.


39 posted on 03/30/2012 10:00:39 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: KeyLargo

correct me if I’m wrong but I thought our military used only “ball” rounds not hollow point?


40 posted on 03/30/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: KeyLargo

450 million!

That’s a bullet and a half for every citizen.

Think of the savings if Big Sis only hired sharpshooters to quell the riots on the street.


41 posted on 03/30/2012 10:39:41 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: KeyLargo

The Democrats don’t have any problem with guns as long as they get to decide who the guns are pointed at.


42 posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:55 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: KeyLargo

Is that alex jones being attack by obama stazin in that pic?


43 posted on 03/30/2012 12:17:58 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Free Vulcan

Government jackboots will not hesitate to break down your door and attempt destroy your family, and we need to be prepared to respond in kind. The war they are fomenting will not be for the squeamish.

Keep your powder dry and your rifle calibers in .3, .4 and and .5 (or NATO equivalents; yeah, 5.56 is good, too).


44 posted on 03/30/2012 1:11:54 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: KeyLargo

“You can do everything with bayonets, except sit on them.” -Huxley


45 posted on 03/30/2012 11:10:59 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: KeyLargo

Then there’s this;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVQRMrlQ95U


46 posted on 04/06/2012 2:52:41 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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