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Homeland Security said it had 263 million rounds of ammunition stockpiled as of November, which is more than two years’ worth.

In 2012, the department used 88.3 million rounds for training, and 27.9 million rounds for operational purposes. Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol, used the most ammunition at nearly 38 million rounds, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement used more than 28 million rounds.

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.....and 27.9 million rounds for operational purposes....

What do they use that many rounds on ‘for operational purposes’ when they have training listed as a separate category?

Any guesses?


9 posted on 04/26/2013 4:03:15 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

how many people in dhs have walked home a few boxes of ammo for themselves? seriously?!?


24 posted on 04/26/2013 5:11:14 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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To: deport
.....and 27.9 million rounds for operational purposes....

What do they use that many rounds on ‘for operational purposes’ when they have training listed as a separate category?

Any guesses?

Damned good question considering this little fact in the article:

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which falls under DHS's jurisdiction, fired "less than 100 rounds" during 15 shooting incidents last year, according to Humberto Medina, assistant director of ICE's' National Firearm and Tactical Training Unit."

So where did the other 27,899,900 rounds used 'for operational purposes' go?

25 posted on 04/26/2013 5:15:15 PM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: deport

My question is: How many rounds have actually been fired in DHS security operations (i.e. chasing armed illegals, terrorists (not including the recent Boston affair), criminals and crazy people?

My son has been a federal police officer for about 5 years and has never fired his weapon at a threat. He has drawn his weapon a couple times to keep an armed, crazy person at bay until his team could tackle and disarm the guys. He has never had to unleashed his K9 bomb sniffing dog on anyone.

He does have continual fire arms practice to keep his skills sharp (he was a combat sharpshooter), but this would only require a couple thousand rounds at year, at the most.

We need to know how many DHS people actually have firearms training/shooting and how much they fire off per person or per year total.

Then we might begin to get a better picture of what a firearms training program involves per number of people per agency and how many bullets they use in it.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 5:15:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: deport
27.9 million rounds for operational purposes.

What do they use that many rounds on ‘for operational purposes’ when they have training listed as a separate category?

Any guesses?

Of course there is no way this ammunition can be used at this rate. This is a very simple ploy to keep ammunition off the civilian market.

Very troubling.

37 posted on 04/27/2013 10:00:27 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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