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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
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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To: raptor22

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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To: raptor22

11 posted on 03/22/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: raptor22

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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To: raptor22

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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To: raptor22

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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To: MHGinTN

I totally, totally agree. Also MREs, FEMA stocks, “continuity of govt” bunkers etc.

They can see what’s coming, but don’t dare tell the proles down in steerage.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 6:36:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Westbrook

Too many in Congress are already controlled by blackmail, as is the Chief Justice.

Obama could drop a nuke on Utah, adn teh MSM wouldn’t cover it.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 6:37:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: abigail2

I’m sure these purchases are what’s causing shortage on the shelf.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 7:25:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Travis McGee
her silence is deafening... and says all there is to say
24 posted on 03/22/2013 7:36:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: raptor22; All

Practicing and training for what???

Re-capturing and deporting the released criminal illegal aliens they just let out???

Yeah, great waste of money paying twice for doing what was already a done deal...

I figure we should just cut 85 billion from DHS and call it a day...

No Mo sequestration??? Right???


25 posted on 03/22/2013 8:09:01 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: raptor22

Impeachment File on B. Hussein Obama.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 8:15:51 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Terry Mross

If we could just get the manufacturers to not sale to them~ We’ve got to do stuff/


27 posted on 03/22/2013 11:06:47 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: raptor22

What, we should expect accountability from a government agency that knows better than we do what is good for us?


28 posted on 03/23/2013 7:43:21 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: raptor22

29 posted on 03/25/2013 10:56:56 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

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30 posted on 03/25/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Yes, that was a bit activist! The real question is why is our Federal Government trying to buy up all common ammunition.

It is NOT an accident that they are doing so. They do NOT do that (not for this kind of money)! For you forever optimists - explain just how this is just an accident.

Anyone who continues to suggest that this is just Government at work is continuing to dismiss the obvious result of their actions. Let us say that the stupid rule...until the end is near - sure seems to be the case her and so many other places (voting seems to be a particular problem).

Oh well, will be gone by the time these folks wake up so no loss to me but I really worry about the future. The real problem is that the youngsters tend to agree with this Communist propaganda.


31 posted on 03/25/2013 6:25:39 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: raptor22
You want the framework behind everything Obama is doing?

Freedom From War, Publication 7277, State Dept. 1961.

Reducing nuke stockpile. Internal security forces - ie "we need a civilian military AS STRONG as ou military". Cutting regular military down - a sizeable part of which is operating under UN command or fulfilling UN objectives. Disarming citizens. The latest UN small arms treaty crap. Destroying the last superpower by killing the economy and creating economic crises by printing money like water. Getting ready to Cyprus our 401k's into "government bonds" and private bank savings into "stock/equity in the bank" your money's in - worse than FDIC-insured. Not far fetched as he hates America, walked around for months with the Post-America book he was reading, has all national intelligence assets looking at anyone who is "anti-government" (anti-Obama) as a threat. (And in case you didn't know, Freedom From War, the UN treaties do not allow civillians to remain armed - which means confiscation, by force if necessary.)

Do not think they will not take your supplies as well, as these emergency orders will also allow them to take any of your property they need. Once they disarm you it won't be hard.

This is what it's all about. In its "Second Annual Report to Congress" (February 1963), the ACDA presented a simple graphic depiction (see top of next page) demonstrating its proposed three-stage disarmament process:

U.S. THREE-STAGE DISARMAMENT PLAN


32 posted on 03/30/2013 3:10:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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