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DHS Won't Answer Congress On Billion Bullet Purchase
Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 03/22/2013 5:40:49 PM PDT by raptor22

Bullet Buys: Fifteen members of Congress have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too.

Fifteen members of Congress have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too.

Freshman California Republican Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House colleagues, who signed on to his March 5 letter, are asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it is buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition of various calibers. They aren't happy with explanations provided so far in the press by lower-level officials, answers meant to debunk "unfounded" concerns.

As we have noted, DHS has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War.

Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga., told the Associated Press that the training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.

The massive purchases are said to be spread out over five years and due simply to the best practice of saving money by buying in bulk what comes down to five rounds of ammo for every man, woman and child on the U.S. That's a lot of practice and training.

A good portion of the 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition are being purchased by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal government's second-largest criminal investigative agency. Yes that's the same ICE that is releasing detained criminal illegal aliens onto our streets because of sequestration cuts.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 2a; 2ndamendment; ammo; ammunition; banglist; billionbullets; bullets; dhs; dhsammo; guncontrol; guns; ibd; ibdammo; ibdguns; mrap; mraps; secondamendment
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Praise Obama and pass the ammunition?
1 posted on 03/22/2013 5:40:49 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

This may be the Jump The Shark moment for King Bozo and Princess Biggies...


2 posted on 03/22/2013 5:42:10 PM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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3 posted on 03/22/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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And the odd thing was that each of the bodies exhumed
had 5 bullets in them...


4 posted on 03/22/2013 5:44:00 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: raptor22

Backdoor gun control?


5 posted on 03/22/2013 5:44:51 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle

I thought that the EPA deemed lead free bullets ...it’s for the environment dontcha know...for practice round to save Gaia...but these are hollow points in some cases.
Gosh Golly... I AM confused!


6 posted on 03/22/2013 5:48:37 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: raptor22

Big Sis has so much ammo - not even local LEO’s can get sufficient firepower for themselves.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2999662/posts


7 posted on 03/22/2013 5:49:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: raptor22
An increasingly lawless, facist regime that needs to be impeached.

Makes me want to puke every time I read or hear the news anymore.

8 posted on 03/22/2013 5:49:14 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: raptor22

Defund the agency until it complies.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 5:50:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: raptor22

I still don’t know if these are actual purchases with deliveries in progress; requisitions; or just options on purchase. Anyone know?


10 posted on 03/22/2013 5:50:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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11 posted on 03/22/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Even a child knows that someone’s hiding something when they won’t answer a straight question.

It doesn’t matter. The traitors are out-manned and out-gunned. I don’t care how many rounds of ammo they have. It’s a panic attack, as far as I’m concerned.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 5:53:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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13 posted on 03/22/2013 5:55:12 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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If the DHS won’t answer Congress about the off-the-scale ammo purchases, then Congress should immediately defund them.

If they want to be a rogue agency answering only to 0bunga, then let them buy their own bloody ammo with their own bloody money.

Of course, the Congress hasn’t got the spine to do that, but that is what must be done. Immediately.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 6:06:32 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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They won’t answer questions about things like F&F. What makes anyone think that they would answer questions about a measly 1.6 billion rounds.

There are no consequences.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 6:18:54 PM PDT by qaz123
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16 posted on 03/22/2013 6:20:25 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: steve86

They’ve stated that the order was for supplies over a 5 year time period. However, they’ve already purchased millions of rounds.

As to the hollowpoint controversy. The Feds train with the same ammunition that they carry. They DO NOT train with FMJ.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 6:20:27 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Travis McGee

I’m convinced the fedzilla is ordering for asap delivery so much ammo because they KNOW there is a date certain approaching beyond which they will not be able to be resupplied for several years. Sadly, the normalcy bias prevents folks from entertaining such a notion.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 6:26:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: raptor22

Big Sis will not answer for the same reason Holder did not answer about the authority to order US citizens on US Soil killed by drones. The decision was made by Obozo himself, they will not answer until he tells them what lie to tell.

It is clear from his actions that Obozo serves the “father-of-lies”.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 6:35:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: MHGinTN

Who are they ordering these from? Who is supplying them?


20 posted on 03/22/2013 6:36:31 PM PDT by abigail2
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