Skip to comments.US Prepares for Riots, Buys 1.2 Billion Bullets
Posted on 09/23/2012 11:45:30 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
U.S. Homeland Security is preparing for an all-out American Spring rebellion and has bought 1.2 billion bullets for counterterrorist snipers.
It is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling, James Smith Prepper Podcast was quoted as saying.
All of the sniper grade ammunition is being used by trained, or in-the-process-of-being-trained snipers, wrote Smith. Adding up the number of lethal bullets tallies a potential 135,384 kills for the snipers, based on U.S. Army and Marine figures from the Vietnam War, when soldiers used 1.3 rounds of ammunition for each verified kill.
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Or maybe they are just looking over their shoulders. As they should be.
let’s see...we have local out of control cops, we have county sheriffs, we have Fema, we have TSA agents with untold power to stop and search you and your property at will apparently, and we have Homeland security....add in a miltary controlled by a narcissistic arrogant dictator.....
A policeman in my neighborhood said the same thing. They are loading up on ammo in his department just in case. Let’s just say I am already ready for any thuggery that comes my way on November 7 or there after. I will not be out looking for problems or causing problems but will not shy away either to protect my family and property. I suggest to others on this forum be prepared. I know some of you are probably ahead of me on that front.
Don’t forget the IRS, FBI, CPS, and a litany of alphabet agencies hell bent on destroying every bit of freedom we have left.
Bullets? Not cartridges?
.308 JHP boattail is sniper Ammo.
Illegal for warfare due to the Geneva Convention, but when your a Marxist, and bent on killing your own people, the Geneva Convention does not apply, so I guess its ok?
When the SNAP cards won’t swipe anymore, riots will follow. The questions is who will these snipers target? The rioters or the “Wealthy” trying to defend their property.
In this case, the “Wealthy” would be defined as people who have something worth defending against the Looters.
Whether Obama wins or loses in November, I expect violence to sweep the land after the election.
I do also. I believe we have crossed a tipping point.
Could be preparation for an imminent economic collapse.
A) It’s not illegal because it doesn’t expand.
B) It’s not the Geneva Convention that makes expanding bullets illegal, it’s the Hague Convention of 1899.
That notwithstanding, it, and other tidbits of information that have escaped recently reveal disturbing thoughts in the minds of our would-be masters.
It’s some of each, the bulk being .40 and 5.56x45.
Check the bang list for previous threads - there have been procurements of pistol and rifle ammo.
Exactly. I’ve never understood the hysteria over all the “government buying bullets” stories - and I’m as untrusting of government as they come. I hope they buy them and leave them in storage indefinitely just to watch the heads of panicmongers everywhere explode.
If this happens, talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Like the mother who goes next door for a minute and tells her son, "Now, sweetie, don't put M & M's up your nose while I'm gone."
Most of what I've heard of in bulk has been .40JHP.
What I recall hearing is hundreds-of-millions of rounds of .40 and 5.56x45, 140,000 rounds of 7.62x51.
Thought I’d seen you on some of the threads discussing those orders/purchases.
I’ve pointed out before that bullets by themselves are pretty worthless. I still haven’t seen a story say they are ordering cartridges.
Well, yeah... ;)
I like to know what my government is up to. It's like a spoiled child you have to keep an eye on.
Remember the newspaper headline:
“Bullets are flying off the shelves”
Hmmm! I wonder whether President You Didn’t Build That might be considering having the EPA declare lead illegal to use in bullets.
HSD and various government agencies buy bullets.
However, many military, border guards, and overseas security only get rubber bullets or beanbags.
It would seem that this administration is more fearful of the citizenry than they are of Mexican drug cartels, al Qaeda and militant Islamic factions.
“308 JHP boattail is sniper Ammo.”
That is also a target round. I personally like the Nosler ballistic tips in my .308 for long range work, but prefer my 30-338 loaded with Hornady BTSPs at 2994 fps for work over 800 meters.
I question the 1.3 rounds per kill in Vietnam, and I seriously doubt that many of our LEOs can equal range stats once they take return fire.
We are, after all, more dangerous. ;)
0bama said on Letterman that the debt was not a problem short term,so we absolutely know that zero will continue his unrestrained spending via no budgets and EOs if re-elected. To avoid default, we will have even more debt monetization and rampant inflation of staple items will ensue despite economic contraction. The EBT cards won’t pay for squat when food prices skyrocket.
Assuming for just a moment that their may still remain a single honest America loving journalist in the USA, why have I not heard a questions posed to that obama puppet during the daily news briefings as to the reason for these ammunition purchases?
Seems like a simply logical question and I would love to hear their answer.
All of the sniper grade ammunition is being used by trained, or in-the-process-of-being-trained snipers, wrote Smith.
Since the subject has been broached which Civilian versions of the various bolt action rifles on the market are considered to be good for that particular task as well as for hunting?
Just in case someone wanted to round out their collection with a sniper/hunting type weapon while we still can buy them
Lol, somebody has a lot of loading to do!
I was wondering the same thing about the calibers, but I guess if you look at the possible kill number and the multiplier of 1.3, then they’re talking about a small subset of the 1.2 billion rounds of ammo.
Why would SNAP cards stop working? EMP attack?
It’s the 400 million rounds of 168 gr HPBT .308 that is sniper grade.
which Civilian versions of the various bolt action rifles on the market are considered to be good for that particular task as well as for hunting?
Basically anything bolt action .30 cal or higher with a decent scope will do nicely ... The un-pc answer is to acquire one from someone that is assuming room temp.
An additional 200 million bullets are to be purchased, according to Infowars.com writer and author Paul Joseph Watson.
The new purchase is for .223 rifle ammunition, plus another 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliber bullets.
We’re still maintaining little hardened buildings all over rural America built during WWI, known as “magazines”. The thought was to scatter the ammo and high explosives so it wouldn’t all go up at once. I’ve oftened wondered why they are still there, being constantly maintained and upgraded.
I know where several are within an hour’s drive of my house. Little, square, unmanned buildings whose missions have changed.
It’s the 176,000 rounds of 168 gr HPBT .308 that is sniper grade. Wrong quantity. Correct cartridge.
Remington 700 series.
Almost as good are the Savage bolt actions.
I’ve been wanting a .308 for a long time now. Maybe I’ll pick one up off the battlefield.
In the meantime, I’ve got my old $90 M91/30 Mosin Nagant in 7.62 x 54R that is quite proficient out to 200 yards with bare sights.
Wonder what that's for?
EVERYTHING'S FREE BUT US
You can bet the Rules Of Engagement will be a lot looser here than they are in Muzzie Land.
If the Government ever really went bankrupt.
Exactly who is it inside the US borders that the snipers are being trained to kill with the millions of rounds of ammo the government has purchased?
Weren't the Ruby Ridge and Waco lessons in government overreaction enough?
We already have far too many Gestapo style, Police State invasions of homes, shooting innocent people and their pets, and carrying on like terrorists and storm troopers right in their own communities.
Not illegal, for many reasons.
We didn’t sign the Geneva Convention, though do adhere as a matter of convention and deviate where appropriate.
JHP isn’t banned by the Convention, though is oft confused with “dum-dum” bullets which are.
BTHP (which these are) resemble JHP but differ in that the HP is a consequence of manufacture, not a deliberate design feature; this is excused.