Skip to comments.FBI plans to spend $100 million on ammo
Posted on 03/29/2013 8:48:15 AM PDT by MozillaEdited on 03/29/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WND recently reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has purchased well over a billion rounds of ammunition over the past year.
The magnitude of the federal government’s ammunition buildup has made headlines as members of the military, police departments and consumers find shelves bare.
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Who is our Government planning to shoot?
Fearless Leader is gearing up for a potential uprising by the citizens who aren’t infatuated with his persona.
And just where does the FBI get its money, hmmm?
Wouldn’t it be ironic if we’re all getting ready to be shot with ammo that we’ve had to pay for?
I want a refund.
Actually, I believe the plan is for the feral government to take the second Amend. to heart, and now that they've used all this tax money on billions of bullets, to dole out, free of charge, 6 hollow points to every man, woman and child, with a mandate to go to the range for target practice. Thus, we will all become a bit more experienced is using firearms. They truly are beneficent!
1500 rounds per agent per year (at $1/round). OK by me. Non-story.
They were going to spend $101 million on ammo but had to reduce the size of the order because of the draconian Sequester cuts.
Follow the money. Who is getting the bullet contract?
The dollar is going to collapse.
They continue to print dollars to cover their debts.
You can’t do that indefinitely without consequences.
When the welfare checks stop coming, when the EBT cards all have zero balances, when there’s no food on the shelves, no gas to pump, no electricity and no water, American cities will become your worst nightmare.
The ammunition and armored vehicles are mostly for them, but we in the country are in their sights, too.
Get ready ...
Just a rough estimate but wouldn’t this be in the neighborhood of 340,000,000 rounds (varying of course on the type of mix)?
Ahem....April Fools Day is NEXT week
“$100 million on ammo “
If they don’t hurry up, that will just get them about 1 can of 1000 rounds.....
Here is some informed perspective:
I got some ammunition to sell if you want to pay $1/round.
Maybe these huge ammo buys are meant to dry up the market for a while making the costs go up and hard to find. If you can’t confiscate the guns, buy up the ammo.
yeah, no kidding.
Is this American made ammo?
Do they plan to use it from drones?
DHS ACTUALLY bought 148 million rounds in 2012.
This is a hopeless fight against overwhelming stupidity and lies, but the infamous "billions" of rounds contract was:
1) Spread over FIVE YEARS
2) An IDIQ Contract specifying "Up To" amounts. They don't HAVE TO buy the stated amounts, they HAVEN'T bought the stated amounts already, and the almost certainly will NOT buy anywhere close to the stated "up to" amounts. For the up to amount in an IDIQ you put in a truly enormous number that you are sure your actual purchases won't possibly reach.
Anyone stating that DHS has purchased billions of rounds in the last year is either an idiot or a liar.
“When the welfare checks stop coming, when the EBT cards all have zero balances, when theres no food on the shelves, no gas to pump, no electricity and no water, American cities will become your worst nightmare.”
If that scenario happens, when the economy crashes, then it might be just like the world envisioned in Solyent Green. In that movie, there is no food on the shelves, not much gas is left, only cold water is had, and electricity is so low that many times homes use candles and flashlights as rolling blackouts occur or the power runs out. Very similar situation. And of course, the government was killing off people who knew too much about their plans.
Imagine if on top of that martial law is declared?
I wonder what they are going to do with four boxes of 22LR? /SARC
But is is too convenient that they stock up while trying to disarm citizens. Sure seems like they would be ready in case any push back happens against their plans.
Such condescending assuredness in our government....
And anyone who believes otherwise is an idiot!
Or a liar.
Yes, Hussein cares about each and every one of us, right?
Because he is a Democrat.
WTF has happened to FR?
The FedBizOps solicitation is for a base year, plus 4 option years. The FBI must buy some 9mm ammo this Fiscal Year (which ends September 30, 2013), then has the option of buying $125 million in FY'14, FY'15, FY'16, and FY'17.
From the solicitation: "The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the minimum, hereby established as $100,000.00 over the life of the contract.",
The contract is an IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity), but fixed price.
So to translate, it means the government wants a fixed price per round and will spend between $100,000 and $125,000,000 during the next five years.
Which means we may never see 9mm ammo on the shelves again . . .
He’s just one poster, and not representative of FR as a whole. I think he’s correct about the numbers, but he’s being a jerk about it.
I could understand if it was the calibers that the govt/law enforcement uses, but other than people that put holes in paper, who shoots that many .38spl anymore, or .44 or even any revolvers?
It is also partly to keep ammo out of the hands of regular people. They can’t get gun control through, they will starve the ammo supply. And make what is available that much more expensive.
Why they shouldn’t be up for impeachement and removal for this, shows how complacent we are compared to the Founders. this is a direct assault against the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans, those who care and those who don’t yet care.
And I am talking about the BILLIONs of rounds ordered the last year, not just this latest large purchase. They are stockpiling to use against us - hollow points are not wasted as target practice rounds - and can’t be used by military, and they are keeping ammo out of citizens’ hands by buying it all up, on our dime with our IOUs.
I’m OK with the FBI buying ammo. The quantity being purchased appears to be sufficient to guarantee them practice rounds of a reasonable quantity.
DHS is a completely different story. These people do not have the professional ethics of the FBI.
There are some countries that send the family the cost of the bullet when their relative is executed. Add al Amerika to that list.
I’m sure that the push for drones and 2700 MRAP purchase for American soil is perfectly normal and customary too eh? Happens all the time, I’m sure. Nothing to see here, move along.
Remember that story about some fake company (in Arizona?) getting a gov. ammo contract a few weeks ago? Wanna bet there's a lot more fake companies getting these multi-million dollar contracts? Someone's wallet is get very, very fat. Anyone up for another vacation?
That’s what it comes down to, isn’t it?
Either you have a healthy distrust of government and power in general, like the founders did,
or, like a liberal humanist, you inherently trust the “superior” humans that inhabit the halls of power, and their enforcer agents.
Checked 3 different Walmarts this morning, and the cupboards were all bare...
And evidently it’s okay to just ignore Congress.
> Imagine if on top of that martial law is declared?
That’s what the 3700 armored vehicles and 1.5 billion rounds of ammunition is for.
Someone should check to see if DHS is also showing an increase in the procurement of Body Bags.
Agreed. The city folk are in for a nightmare of unimaginable hell but even those like myself up in the mountains are gonna be in their sights also. Heck, I think everyone is gonna be in their sights at one point when the SHTF but the cities will be the kick off.