This story doesn’t go away and no explanation is surfacing. Maybe the Department of Homeland Security routinely buys 450 millions rounds of .40 caliber high performance HST bullets to arm law enforcement around the country, over a 5 year period. Anyone know how and how often we make large purchases (seemingly large) of bullets designed to plow through about anything and do the maximum damage by ravaging whatever it enters? The last I heard, our Border Patrol is armed with bean bags. Murdered Agent Brian Terry had only a bean bag gun to defend himself against the wrong end of an AK-47, furnished to a member of a Mexican cartel member by the U.S. Department of Justice.
In August 2009, Winchester Ammunition received a DHS contract for 200 million 40 caliber rounds, for Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE), over a 5 year period. We’re only 2 years and 8 months into that contract – which certainly seems to be separate from the current order.
On April 4th, a press release from SheltersDirect announced the sale of an unknown number of 4 x 13 Steel UL 752 level 3 Bullet Resistant Booth, to Homeland Security. Are we in the process of changing out old checkpoint booths at our Military bases? No. The Pentagon would place that order – not Homeland Security. Read that report here.
I have let these stories lie idle for lack of time to find reliable sources explaining the buys, although the purchases are certainly confirmed, as you can see in this article at Business Insider.. Now I have spent several hours trying to find the answer, and I find nothing more than what I’ve revealed above.
My friend at Reaganite Republican (RR) reported this week, a buy of 650 million bullets and noted the same info I have on the bulletproof booths. I have checked many reliable bloggers, known for their keen sense of smell for tyranny, who might know something about the end-use of the ammo and booths, and have come up with nothing.
Prison Planet had a January report of a surprise drill at a Florida Homeland Security office. DHS officers “armed with semiautomatic rifles and accompanied by sniffer dogs checked identification of locals.”
The activity was part of Operation Shield, an unannounced drill conducted by the DHSâ€™ Federal Protective Service centered around â€œdetecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.â€
Thomas Milligan, district manager for the Social Security Administration office, said staff were not informed their offices were about to be stormed by armed FPS officers. DHS officials refused to answer questions asked by local media and left with no explanation at noon.
Who does theÂ Department of Homeland SecurityÂ plan to be shooting at?Â According to the U.S. Census, there are only about 311 million people living in the entire country.Â So why does theÂ Department of Homeland SecurityÂ need 450 million rounds of ammunition?Â Either this is an incredibleÂ wasteÂ or there is something that theDepartment of Homeland SecurityÂ is not telling us…
But theÂ Department of Homeland SecurityÂ is only supposed to be shooting at people very rarely.It simply does not make sense that they would need so much ammunition.
But this is not the only kind of ammo that the DHS is placing an order for.Business Insider is also reporting that theÂ Department of Homeland SecurityÂ 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 federalÂ business opportunitiesÂ 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.GunÂ manufacturerÂ 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.