DHS: Millions of Rounds of Ammo – Replacing Bean Bags With Bullets on the Border? BulletProof CheckPoint Booths – for what?

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.

ShelterDirect Bullet Proof Booth

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 DHS’ Federal Protective Service centered around “detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.”

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.

Family Security Matters (read the whole report here):

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 theDepartment of Homeland Security is not telling us…

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.

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.
Oh well, “That’s only two rounds for every man, woman and child in America, which hardly seems enough.” ~ Doug Ross
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  • http://mainfo.blogspot.com/ Opus#6@AmericanPerspective

    This reminds me of an old saying:

    The difference between socialists and communists is that socialists don’t have the balls to man the checkpoints.

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      Opus, no in this country, they just create the need for them and put in brave, constitutional-loving Americans to try to ward off the race riots they are generating.

  • http://faithsunansweredquestions.blogspot.com Carl Middleton

    The Department of Homeland Security will need all that ammo to defend Obama from the Bible carrying Constitutional conservative gun owners that march against the White House after he loses the election and refuses to leave office. It will be left up to the people to defend the Constitution from the foreign / domestic enemy that now occupies the White House.

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      Carl, makes me shudder but we know it can happen. Today we have FDR’s story to remind us that the country was once using the law. Never again.

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  • http://antzinpantz.com/kns/ BobF

    Almost 1/2 Billion rounds of handgun ammo. Local police agencies buy their own ammo so I wonder who all this is for. You don’t defend the border with handguns. Handguns would be more favorable in urban environments such as kicking in doors and close quarters where you don’t have the area to swing a rifle.

    • http://njconservative.wordpress.com/ NJConservative

      I haven’t yet heard anyone suggest that the government is buying up the ammo so there will be less for its citizens to purchase.

      Guns are no good without bullets…

      • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

        NJ Conservative – hello and thanks for coming by. You have posited a good theory, especially considering the 200 million previously purchased for a 5 year period only 2-1/2 years ago.

        I remember (I think) when a portion of Winchester sold, the rumors about it – rumors that were not pleasant. We’ll see if Homeland Security ever feels the need to produce their own firearms.

  • http://www.Bunkerville.wordpress.com Bunkerville

    Thanks for the link. This story lets us in on an issue that we need to learn more about. Why in the world would be need so much Ammo from the DHS? As someone commented at my place- which direction will the bullets face.

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      Bunkerville, I guess the place to start is with our CongressCritters. We’ll get nothing from DHS. Where’s the media?

  • http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ woodsterman

    This is to prepare them for their own unhappy citizens.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    Our government fears it citizens more than it fears foreign enemies. FEMA has been militarized and is building camps (???) and with all this ammo and bullet proof road-blocks they will be prepared to control their unhappy citizens.

  • montanaconserv

    I’ve seen one explanation that they burn through a lot of ammo to keep their agents up to speed with their weapons on the gun range.. but, I’m not really buying that they would use that much.

    There was also a recent post where the USDA ( Forest Service) just purchased 320,000 rounds of assorted ammo, too. Although I can see them needing ammo for bear control, etc.. it is very rare they use it against the animals.

    here’s a link to that purchase: http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/04/usda-orders-326000-rounds-of-ammunition-as-homeland-security-stays-quiet-over-450-million-round-order/

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      montanaconserv, I saw that USDA report as well. I don’t know much about ammo, but from what I read, the .40 cal hollow points are so lethal, and do so much damage to a human that they are illegal to use in war.

      This stockpile surely isn’t for crowd control, but something bigger.

      • montanaconserv

        It’s not so much that the .40 is any more lethal, it’s a NATO agreement that only 9mm and .223 calibers are used in war… with that being said, any hollow point will do damage when it hits the body… in case you want to see the difference… the .40 cal hollow point demo starts around the 3 minute mark…

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  • W. C. Taqiyya

    Well, it breaks down like this here. Are the owners or large shareholders in the companies who make the ammo and bullet proof shelters by any chance donating money for Obama’s election? If so, this is just a payoff. If not, we go to the next simple explanation. They are expecting Mexico to go completely to hell and soon. And/or, Obama anticipates needing that ammo to suppress domestic rebellions as he consolidates his dictatorship. Mystery solved.

  • mart

    This is easy: Obama must declare martial law if he tries to reopen the strait of Hormuz after iran closes it. Of course by then terrorist will have blown our grid and hit a city with a bio-attack. To respond to civil riots over collapsing banks, no gasoline, or food, water, working sewer pumps, or vaccine, Obama must raise his multi-million domestic civilian security force in a couple of days and pass out vaccine, food and bullets for his new army. The first vaccine must go to highest density population areas. The inner-cities offers the obvious choice (with the benifit of an army loyal only to Obama). Pre-posioned trucks and bull horns do the trick. The vaccine to be taken to the lower density areas (suburbs and rural) will get new vaccine as stored runs out (Baxter’s), or a choice of a quarantine camp. In either case alot of new bullets will be needed by the new army. At what point do the armed citizens react – after sick and hungry with no gasoline, news, etc. and unable to communicate (nothing works). Obama can then have his delayed election with assurance that few republicans or conservatives will be alive. Thanks liberals for your stupidity.