Skip to comments.DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchase
Posted on 03/22/2013 6:11:56 PM PDT by Nachum
The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years.
DHS told Whispers it regularly fills all of its goods and services requirements at one time because it's cheaper for the agency, and that the 1.6 billion number was misleading because the language of DHS's purchase said it would need "up to" a certain amount.
One solicitation by the agencyfor training centers and law enforcement personnelwas for "up to" 750 million rounds of training ammunition over the next five years, DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard told Whispers.
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Another five-year contract allows for the purchase of "up to" 450 million rounds of ammunition, he said, and was also for law enforcement. Boogaard noted that the contract would be used by all DHS agencies except the Coast Guard.
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I am NOT posting something I recently heard about but will actually just release this little rumor...
Someone has made comments that several covert ammo storage centers have been found by tracking shipments.
Shipments from a major ammo producer of a caliber specific round to a certain Federal agency.
maybe, just maybe it will hit the web very soon, or it may just be some boastful remarks.
M means mountains of BS.
.............Of course the problem is the fairly limited number of people who have an actual understanding of the complexities of government contracting are considered suspect shills by the nutter morons simply because they have an actual understanding of complicated government contracting..................
So what company is willing to bid on government ammunition procurement with the highly volatile commodity prices of lead and copper, behind prior undefined orders that may take more or less than 5 years to fulfill??
Just think, I, ABC Ammunition is asked to forward a fixed price bid on an additional 250 million rounds, that may or may not be purchased after the previous undefined quantity contract has been exhausted; for a lead and brass price that I have no idea will be in the unknown year that I am supposed to deliver them, produced by a workforce that I have no idea what the prevailing or minimum wage will be for the beginning year, and indefinite ending year that I have contracted for.
Sheer stupidity for any company to make a bid, unless they collude with all other potential bidders, which ultimately leads to contracts that are totally risk free.
Think $600 toilet seats!
well, yeah, duh. I use hollow points for training. And the way they blow the f@@@ out of squirrels, small dogs, and little kids ima hoping for that much fun on larger targets.
I just don't use your money to buy my ammo.
“Don’t worry: a police state is a safe state.”
LOL-—good one. Is that your quote? I may have to change my tagline.
And all this talk about some relationship between this procurement and the shortages of available ammo is bogus. A red herring, a shinny, shinny object, to confuse reporters who are just catching up with this year old story.
What's the story on the armored vehicles? Are they expecting IED's?
What I want is the procurement story - alone and in whole - addressed, without all the bulls*it about Alec Jones, and crap.
If the federal government is procuring supplies in anticipation of an insurrection, it amounts to a declaration of war on the people.
"All war is based on deception." - Sun Tzu.
How obtuse. Hollow point bullets are banned under the Geneva Convention. Ordering any amount of hollow point bullets is a breech of international law.
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Jeff Knox, director of The Firearms Coalition, said:
Its not the number of bullets we need to worry about but the number of feds with guns it takes to use those bullets. There are currently more than 70 different federal law enforcement agencies employing over 120,000 officers with arrest and firearms authority . . . Thats an increase of nearly 30 percent between 2004 and 2008.
If the trends have continued upward at a relatively steady rate, that would put the total number of federal law enforcement officers at somewhere between 135,000 and 145,000. Thats a pretty staggering number, especially when you consider that there are only an estimated 765,000 state and local law enforcement officers. That means that about one in seven law enforcement officers in the country works directly for the federal government, not a local jurisdiction.
The reasoning behind the feds using hollow points in training, is so the agent, whoever he/she may be, will get used to the feel of their duty ammo going off. This is flawed on so many levels because I’d be willing to be that not even the best competition shooters in the world(Jarrett, Tomasie, Michel, Leatham, Miculek, etc et) could tell anyone the difference if they shot a 180gr FMJ or HP.
But the feds have been doing it for years. Its just now becoming public information.
FWIW...On a related topic, I drove past the Armalite and Rock River Arms plants on Wednesday and the parking lot at both facilities was over-flowing with cars, even out onto the street at Armalite. There were no signs at either facility with their name on it. It was sad to see a legal mfg facility have to hide in plain site like that.
There, fixed it.
Yeah, there are a few good youtubes showing them in training. These MRAPs are not for “hostage rescue.” Anyway, the FBI (remember those passed-over clerks and accountants?) already has the HRT.
These are for assault, straight on, with fully armored troops on each running board, behind swing-out armor plate “wings.”
No hostages will be rescued with that tactic. The DHS MRAPs are stromtrooper delivery platforms, period. Behind and over them will be SRT snipers.
Wonder what they have in mind? A Waco a week?
In Chile, resourceful defenders of capitalism stopped Allende’s henchmen with boxes of nails scattered on the roads. Even with all that armor those vehicles have their weaknesses.
Yes it does.
I’ve done a couple of federal contracts but most of mine are state contracts. We’re talking blanket PO’s and I have been awarded several over the years. The PO is only good up to that amount once it’s reached a new PO must be issued or they can ask for an extension. While that may sound good I’ve also had some where they never made a purchase. The key to looking at this is how many if any purchases have they made on this or any other PO.
To the best of your knowledge, has the FBI HRT ever actually rescued an hostage?
Strictly speaking, it’s the Hague Convention of 1899.
Yes. Consider if this were presented as a consolidated PO over four years for ALL federal agencies. Would the amount he concerning? Or would we be praising someone in Government purchasing for finally using their heads and consolidating purchasing of common tools.
I do not know the particulars.
Just the term “Homeland” makes me feel a little queasy. From the first time Bush said it, it felt a little Orwellian or Stalinist.
I was in procurement for over 45 years, and I can't ever recall placing a purchase order for an "up to" amount.
Like i care about whether our government follows international law. Anyway, these particular purchases weren’t for our military.
NYPD and Empire State Building came to mind when I read that...what was it, 11 people shot? 9? Everybody but the target.
But a smart move I think.
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