Homeland Security’s Numbers on Ammo Purchases Don’t Add Up

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“1 + 1 = 2″

by Alan Bates, MD, ©2013, blogging at Gulf1

(Feb. 17, 2013) — In response to American patriots’ concerns over Homeland Security’s unprecedented massive orders of ammunition (including hollow point bullets which are intended for human targets), an AP article published Thursday states the Agency’s abysmal attempt to justify their high volume of purchases which reportedly began at least as far back as Spring of last year.   But their numbers don’t add up!   Before we review their statement,  let us revisit this statement by Barrack Obama in his 2008 pre-election speech:

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.   We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”  What did he mean?  Don’t we have enough domestic law enforcement and National Guard troops adequate to handle domestic threats?  What would require more power than these agencies provide?

Now to the numbers.  An HSA spokeswoman stated that the agency plans to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition “in the next four to five years” to be used for their law enforcement agents in training and on duty.  The article further states that HSA uses as much as 15 million rounds every year for these purposes.  They state that one of the contracts allows them to purchase up to 750 million rounds of ammo over the next five years.  How many rounds would THAT be per year?  150 million rounds—which is TEN times more than they claim their training facilities use now.  Why would they need TEN times as much ammunition going forward?   The AP article then states that the rest of the 1.6 billion rounds of ammo would be for ICE agents.  Last year ICE reportedly requested 450 million rounds of  40 caliber ammunition, 40 million rounds of rifle ammunition each year for five years (total 200 million rounds), and 176,000 rounds of ammunition for sniper rifles.  Despite the fact the numbers don’t add up since they don’t account for just under 200 million additional rounds, the fact that HSA would claim to need TEN times as much ammo each year just for training and duty use compared with past years suggests either bad math or something they are not sharing with the public.  By way of comparison, their supposed needs are some TWENTY times the ammunition expended per year by our troops in the Iraq war.  And lest I forget,  HSA ordered some 7000 AR-15 rifles in June while the Left tries desperately to prevent American citizens from having them!

The AP article is an attempt by HSA to satisfy the concerns of  ‘low information’ citizens, while those of us with elementary math skills have a much higher level of concern, especially since the Administration and its Leftist minions are trying to ram gun control down the throats of law-abiding citizens while doing nothing to address the rates of recidivism or the security of public places and our schools.  And what about Obama’s plans to deploy domestic drones against American citizens whom he decides are ‘terrorists’?  Let us not forget that HSA’s terrorist watch list includes many conservative, religious and patriot groups who believe in our Constitution.  And what about Congressional passage of the National Defense Authorization Act which does not prevent the President, Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of State from violating American citizens’ constitutional right to habeas corpus and the unconstitutional use of our military to arrest and detain indefinitely citizens without charges or due process?  Could HSA’s high volume purchases of ammunition be just another piece of this anti-American Administration’s plan to complete its ‘transformation’ of our free republic into a tyrannical regime?  Remember,  1 + 1 = 2.   Do the math!

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