Skip to comments.DHS Contracted to Purchase 704 Million Rounds of Ammo Over Next 4 Years: 2,500 Rounds Per Officer
Posted on 02/19/2014 11:55:26 PM PST by Olog-hai
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is contracted to purchase 704,390,250 rounds of ammunition over the next four years, which is equal to a total of about 2,500 rounds per DHS agent per year, according to a January 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled Ammunition Purchases Have Declined Since 2009.
If DHS were to purchase all 704 million rounds over the next four years, and if they were used by 70,000 DHS agents and officers, it would be roughly 2,500 rounds per agent per year, David Maurer, author of the GAO report, told CNSNews.com.
That would be higher than what we saw in past years at DHS and higher than the average annual number of rounds per agent or officer at the Department of Justice (DOJ), he said.
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Benghazi style warehouse sale when the time is right. Nice of the DHS to regionally allocate the people’s property should we need it.
Hundreds of millions of rounds for every sub-literate goof-ball in DHS, but president indonesia wants Americans disarmed via executive order in violation of all constitutional safeguards.
Is this America or some sort of half-arsed imitation of an Africa-style sh*t hole?
Meanwhile, the Republicans sleep, bicker, attack their Tea Party peers, spend their time in the congressional sauna, or dine on caviar at taxpayer expense in the congressional dining room.
Ronald Reagan, we need you now!
Saint Ronnie was a gun grabber.
Compared to president indonesia, he was Ronald McDonald.
Both true and irrelevant.
WTF Does ZERO have planned?
The rounds won’t be used...this is one of President Obongo’s administrative actions to implement gun control by having federal agencies dry up the ammo market.
No, quite relevant, but never mind.
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These idiots obviously have hundreds of millions of dollars to blow....So one day they figured out they would have some fun buying so much ammunition that the prices would go up for the Second Amendment crowd. When they are not busy porn surfing they come to FR and similar sites to laugh at our complaining. Its one big laugh for these FedGov’t drones same as open borders and drugs coming in from Mexico
I sure hope they can find the storage area when the SHTF so those with “40’s” can get their hands on thousands of those rounds.
These articles never say what the historic norm is. 2500 rounds per officer is what one strong man can carry in his arms. Two trips for the ladies.
The real question is: which government employees are training to shoot and carry guns every day, and why?
Is that your original low-information theory or are you just passing along worn out internet paranoia?
Other than rimfire ammunition, just what type of ammunition is not abundantly available in your locale or on the internet?
The ONLY reason that rimfire ammunition is not overflowing on dealer shelves is because of the consumer panic caused by just such nonsense rumor mongering. Consumer demand for rimfire ammunition has increased to the point of exceeding industry production capacity, which is currently 9.3 BILLION rounds annually.
What we are experiencing is a classic supply and demand model. Sellers are happily gouging on prices while buyers are happily paying exorbitant prices. All because of low information rumor mongers and very gullible consumers. Government, at all levels, has purchased next to zero rimfire ammunition.
We have met the enemy and this time it is NOT the government!
BTW, all that ammo purchased by hoarders isn't being fired. It is hoarded in basements and garages. Be patient and eventually you will be able to buy all you want at yard sales for greatly discounted prices.
Thats IF an ammunition company decides to bid on the contract. Right now the manufacturing runs are at 100% production, 24/7/365. They will not bid on a contract if they assess they cannot meet the metrics of the statement of work. Not meeting the contract specifics means fines and a loss of revenues. They won’t take that on since ammo is going for top dollar at every store in the country.
That is what I think is going on as well.
Oh please...are you suggesting that the feds stocking up on ammo to mow down U.S. citizens in a potential civil war is NOT internet paranoia?
2500 rounds divided out over four years is roughly 50 rounds a month. Anyone who practices once a month would burn through that.
We really need to know guys...
The line between paranoid and full-fledged, deranged, kook is difficult to precisely define, but you have most certainly crossed over it. Please seek professional help.
Well, if I need professional help, then Senator Inhofe of Oklahoma needs it too since he was the one who raised the red flag about what the Administration was up to. But I guess you never bothered to read the article I linked to.
Well when you can’t hit the broad side of a barn you need more ammo. :-)
Yeah, and when one takes a pistol to a rifle fight, you know who to bet on.
Good point. LOL!
I fly for CBP and my annual ammo consumption is between 800 and 1000 rounds per year without attending any schools. That is just meeting a quarterly qualification requirement with three guns, and required drills and low light training.
....and the target we use doesn’t look like a child or pregnant lady. It looks like Tom Ridge.
“WTF Does ZERO have planned?”
A repeat of Venezuela and Ukraine?
So are you claiming that "....feds are stocking up on ammo to mow down U.S. citizens...." is something that Senator Inhofe wrote or said? I don't believe so. I believe that is something that you pulled out of a dark smelly place.
Your writing seems to be that of a delusional liar. Yes, it is clear you need some kind of help - or at least disarmed until you can think and act rationally.
A week of handgun training can easily consume 2500 rounds.