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Article posted Mar 29 2012, 5:51 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: The American Dream Print

Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?

by Michael Snyder

Somebody out there has decided that the Department of Homeland Security needs a whole lot of ammunition.† Recently it was announced that ATK was awarded a contract to provide up to 450 MILLION hollow point bullets to the Department of Homeland Security over the next five years.† Is it just me, or does that sound incredibly excessive?† What in the world is the DHS going to do with 450 million rounds?† What possible event would ever require that much ammunition?† If the United States was ever invaded, it would be the job of the U.S. military to defend the country, so that can't be it.† So what are all of those bullets for?† Who does the Department of Homeland Security plan to be shooting at?† According to the U.S. Census, there are only about 311 million people living in the entire country.† So why does the Department of Homeland Security need 450 million rounds of ammunition?† Either this is an incredible waste or there is something that the Department of Homeland Security is not telling us.

I could understand if the U.S. military was ordering ammunition in this quantity.† When you fight wars you can go through ammunition very rapidly.

But the Department of Homeland Security is only supposed to be shooting at people very rarely.

It simply does not make sense that they would need so much ammunition.

The following is an excerpt from the official press release about this deal between ATK and the Department of Homeland Security....
ATK announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions. HST is engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration.

"We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE," said Ron Johnson, President of ATK's Security and Sporting group.
But this is not the only kind of ammo that the DHS is placing an order for.

Business Insider is also reporting that the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to buy 175 million rifle ammunition rounds....
We've also learned that the Department has an open bid†for a stockpile of rifle ammo.†Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they're looking for up to†175 million rounds of .233 caliber ammo†to be exact. The 223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.
This all comes at a time when gun sales are absolutely going through the roof in the United States.

Gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. recently announced that it would be suspending new orders until May because it received orders for more than one million guns during the months of January and February.

The following announcement about this suspension of sales comes from their official website....
  • The Company's Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms.
  • Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms.
  • Despite the Company's continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.
  • The Company expects to resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May 2012.
Since Barack Obama first took office, gun sales in America have risen to extraordinary levels.

Overall, more than 10 million guns were sold in the United States during 2011.

And gun sales have continued to rise at a brisk pace in 2012.† The following was recently posted on Yahoo News....
The NSSF said that 920,840 instant criminal background checks were made in January alone, a gain of 17.3% over the same month in 2011. This now makes it the 20th consecutive month of increases. While using the number of background checks is a good measurement of sales, it doesn't paint the whole picture as some checks are used for the purchases of multiple firearms. Also, some private transfers and sales from gun shows are exempt, making the actual number of guns sold higher.
According to Gallup, 41 percent of all Americans said that they owned a gun in 2010.† But when that question was asked again in 2011, that number had risen to 47 percent.

Clearly, a lot of Americans are feeling the need to arm themselves.

Unfortunately, they may find themselves short on ammunition for those guns considering how much ammo the government is buying up.

So what is causing everyone to buy so many guns?

Well, without a doubt we are likely to see a rise in crime as the U.S. economy continues to crumble.† People want to be able to protect themselves and their families when everything falls apart.† In fact, we are already starting to see some really violent home invasions in many parts of the nation.† Many in the prepper movement are deeply concerned about the direction this country is headed and they want to be prepared for whatever happens.

Of course the rising gang problem in America is a major concern too.† According to the FBI there are now 1.4 million gang members living in the United States, and that number has increased by 40 percent since 2009.† Many urban communities have essentially been taken over by these gangs, and many of these gangs are definitely not shy about using violence.† Average Americans that live in these communities want to be able to have a fighting chance against these gangs.

But that doesn't explain why the DHS needs so much ammunition.† Yes, our world is becoming increasingly unstable, but under what conditions does the DHS ever anticipate firing off 450 million rounds?

Something does not add up.





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Nunya Goddam-Bizness

Posted: Mar 29 2012, 7:44 PM

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71194 5000 to 1 says that ATK is owned by a Zionist entity.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 29 2012, 8:54 PM

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70178 it's a money scam (just like naked body scanners, and the entirety of our security industry.)

someone bribed this into being.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 29 2012, 9:01 PM

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67171 Probably a fake news story used to track and gauge reactions. There's no way for anyone to really tell if this story is true or not.
F-150

Posted: Mar 30 2012, 12:40 PM

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21681 Hollow Point bullets are outlawed under the Geneva Convention for use by military forces. If this story is true, they have to be for domestic use by non-military forces. Sure makes one think.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 31 2012, 5:31 PM

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72137 Well, well...after centuries of invations and murdering people from all over the world looks like the zionist are turning their guns against their own, soon you will taste what your government have been doing to others as because of your lack of care now it's your turn.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 31 2012, 7:27 PM

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65110 Bullets are used in executions.
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 01 2012, 11:57 AM

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72223 The Bush family's Carlyle group has bought up all the bullet manufacturers in the U.S.:

ATK Ammunition Systems is the largest ammunition
manufacturing entity in the world, supplying products to the military, hunting, sport shooting, homeland security, and law enforcement markets. The group operates the ATK Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri, where it has the capacity to produce 1.5 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition annually. It also operates the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, Virginia, where it produces rocket and gun propellants and other energetic materials. The groupís commercial products include some of the most widely known and respected brands in the industry, including Federal, CCI, Speer, and Outers.



ALSO:

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is one of the largest private equity investment firms in the United States. The firm is based in New York City, and run by 52-year-old financier Steve Feinberg. Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle has been a prominent Cerberus spokesperson and runs one of its international units.

Firearms ó Acquired Bushmaster Firearms, Inc., from Windham, Maine native Dick Dyke for an undisclosed sum in April 2006, and purchased Remington Arms in April 2007. Under Cerberus direction, Bushmaster Firearms acquired Cobb Manufacturing, a well-respected manufacturer of large-caliber tactical rifles in August 2007. Cerberus also acquired DPMS Panther Arms December 14, 2007.[29][30] Remington Arms acquired Marlin Firearms in January 2008.[31][32] In October 2009, Remington Military products acquired silencer manufacturer Advanced Armament Corporation.[33] These companies were combined into the Freedom Group.

StopDemockery

Posted: Apr 01 2012, 1:12 PM

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76183 The psychotic non-Jewish Khazarian Zionist banksters' plan includes (among many other attrocities) instilling fear into Us (they thrive on it), transfering Our wealth to the elite and squandering Our nation's money in every possible way. This information fits neatly into their agenda.

For each of them there are thousands of Us. Don't worry. There are too many good, powerful folks who intend to stop their new world order nightmare from manifesting. The banksters won't endanger themselves in this plan (they're COWARDS). And, they can't find enough psychopaths to enforce their will upon Us.

Their matrix of lies is coming down soon. And, after it falls, We'll have all their wealth (90% of everything of value on Earth), real democracy (government designed to define and fulfill Our true will) and Our propheisied thousand years of peace.
Rwolf

Posted: Apr 05 2012, 7:28 PM

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99162 Who does U.S Government intend to kill with millions of Hollow Point Bullets? Hollow point bullets are designed to expand, increase in size upon penetrating a human body, maximizing tissue damage and blood loss or shock. Hollow point bullets transfer their kinetic energy to the target maximizing damage; that would not be the case with a bullet designed to pass through tissue, e.g. disable a target. Hollow points are meant to kill.

If U.S. Government plans to subsequently shut down Ammunition sales, it makes sense government would stockpile hundreds of millions of bullets. Government would not need to seize Citizens' guns, which would be useless without Ammunition. Government would have huge stores of Ammunition while Americans would have little or none.
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 10 2012, 1:04 PM

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18420 They will need lots of ammunition to protect the stored food and water when this country goes to hell. Hollow points do a much better job of stopping attackers.

I suspect that is it in a nutshell.
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 18 2013, 12:32 PM

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204239 Napolitano is doing Obama's bidding, committing as much of the ammunition manufacturing capacity as the government can afford to put under contract.

That way the people can have their arms, guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment, but cannot shoot them.

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