Thursday, February 7, 2013

Something worrisome

I cannot explain this.  It worries me.

DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition
The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.
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To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.
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While Americans are being browbeaten with rhetoric about the necessity to give up semi-automatic firearms in the name of preventing school shootings, the federal government is arming itself to the teeth with both ammunition and guns. Last September, the DHS purchased no less than 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles, labeling them “Personal Defense Weapons.”

4 comments:

  1. I would sure like to know, exactly, who or what they are afraid of? Anyway, no matter who or what it is I'm glad to be armed, as well!

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  2. I saw this a couple of days ago. It details the ammo purchases made by the govt. over the past year or so. It is indeed, worrisome. More than simply worrisome I think. And a big part of the reason there's none available anywhere currently.

    http://www.captainsjournal.com/2013/01/06/so-why-does-dhs-need-1-6-billion-rounds-of-handgun-ammunition/

    http://seanlinnane.blogspot.com/ was the source for the information above...

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  3. An endless war with unmarked borders against unnamed enemies. It is worrisome. Possee comitas has become meaningless. Not just Law enforcement but multiple agencies have become militarized. Is the CIA a civilian agency or a segment of the DOD? Why does the EPA need swat teams, or for that matter the Dept of Education?
    ― Benjamin Franklin said:
    “Security without liberty is called prison.”
    It's making "prison planet" sound more realistic.

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  4. DHS was a montrosity when it was created and is even more so. Congress should pull the plug.

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