My question is what contingency plan is driving these purchases? The number of rounds being purchased is driven by some anticipated need that leads to a bureaucratic decision.
August 28, 2012
History of DHS Ammunition Purchases
By James Smith
August 28, 2012. This article is to outline purchases by the Department of Human resources since August 2002, a ten year span...
I’ll bet the author screwed up and “DHS” is really Department of Homeland Security” (aka, the Interior Ministry) instead of Human resources.
This keeps coming up, I will try to put it to rest. Just one example: the Border Patrol has over 21,000 agents. Each agent is required to qualify each quarter with their duty carry firearm. The qualification course is 72 rounds. In addition each agent is given 150 rounds of practice ammo each quarter.
That is just the BP there is also CBP officers, ICE, protective service and a hole host of others.
It sounds like a lot of ammo but they burn through it quickly. Next year they will put out an RFP for more just like every year. This really is a non issue.