Skip to comments.Feds buying enough bullets for '24-year war'
Posted on 02/18/2013 3:10:44 AM PST by wesagain
"Radio host warns: DHS preparing for prolonged riots in U.S."
Federal, non-military agencies, noted radio host Mark Levin last week, have purchased enough ammunition recently to not only shoot every American five times, but also engage in a prolonged, domestic war.
The numbers are based on recent reports that put the total federal ammunition buy in the last 10 months at approaching two billion rounds.
To provide some perspective, Levin noted, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, the [Department of Homeland Security] is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war. A 24-year Iraq war!
What do federal agencies need with all that ammunition?
The governments only official explanation for the massive ammo buy is that law enforcement agents in the respective agencies need the bullets for mandatory quarterly firearms qualifications and other training sessions.
The staggering number and lack of details in the official explanation, however, has led to rampant speculation, including concerns the DHS is arming itself to fight off insurrection among Americans.
Im going to tell you what I think is going on, Levin offered. I dont think domestic insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies, they play out multiple scenarios. Ill tell you what I think theyre simulating: the collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because thats what happens when an economy collapses.
I suspect that just in case our fiscal situation, our monetary situation, collapses, and following it the civil society collapses, that is the rule of law, they want to be prepared, Levin said. I know why the governments arming up: Its not because theres going to be an insurrection; its........
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Wrong conspiracy theory. They’re buying up vast quantities of ammo to drive up prices and ultimately drying up the market for it, in line with Obama’s “we can’t wait”/”We’ll take administrative action” strategy against the 2nd Amendment. They figured out that they can’t ban or confiscate guns directly, but that they can get at the ammo.
You said it better than I was gonna do.
...probably will sit in a govt storage warehouse - some of it will get pilfered by workers - and ultimately when (and if) there’s a change in the political environment - will sell the bulk ammo to the public for ridiculous low prices...
A government by the people and for the people does not exist. It has been hyjacked
It would have been a good trick, had they not overstepped their plan in the wake of Newtown by hysterically calling for everything but full confiscation of all guns.
Instead of a progressive sopping up of the ammo market, they succeeded in alarming gun owners everywhere and new gun owners into buying up anything and everything ‘bullet’.
Now, the government is competing for production, and the rock bottom prices they thought they were getting from these bulk purchases won’t be rock-bottom any more. Manufacturers have already figured their wares will bring a higher price from civilians. I’ll be more than one ammo manufacturer is looking for an excuse to just cancel the orders and put that stuff on the open market. It will sell for more than what this governmnet will pay for it.
I don’t buy it. The shortage creates more demand. The higher prices creates greater supply. 0bama doesn’t understand the free market so that may be his goal but it won’t work.
The Loyalist militia will require guns and ammo. They haven’t been stocking up like the rest of us.
sounds like a reversal. will their be a ‘confederate’ John Brown at Harpers Ferry?
I’d love to see a chart of the history of Federal government purchases of ammunition, broken out into military and non-military.
And by the way, where in the Constitution is the federal government given authority to establish national police forces?
Someone is putting out information to scare the public into buying weapons and ammunition. Those selling those items are going to be so wealthy, they can take their money and move elsewhere when the mess being created here blows up. Sheer genius.
...probably will sit in a govt storage warehouse - some of it will get pilfered by workers - and ultimately when (and if) theres a change in the political environment - will sell the bulk ammo to the public for ridiculous low prices...
I hope you’re correct as I have a need for some extra .40 cal ammo. Can’t wait for the sell-off.
Like solving obesity by buying up the potato chip supply. Dumb theory.
Our tax dollars at work. Shameful.
There aren't that many ammunition factories left though. That's why there was a bottleneck in production in 2005-2007 when the military ran short and started buying every bullet it could contract for.