Ammunition shelves in stores around the country have gone bare. What little ammo is available is in odd calibers or small quantities. Most of the news reports have attributed the shortage to mass buying and hoarding by a fearful public. But that might not be the only possible reason. Look at what DHS is doing.
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.
A solicitation posted yesterday on the Fed Bid website details how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.
An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now secured over the last 10 months stands at around 1.625 billion. In March 2012, ATK announced that they had agreed to provide the DHS with a maximum of 450 million bullets over four years, a story that prompted questions about why the feds were buying ammunition in such large quantities. In September last year, the federal agency purchased a further 200 million bullets.
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. [InfoWars]
A Northern Kentucky firearms manufacturer told The Bluegrass Bulletin that they have orders for AR-15 rifles which will consume their entire manufacturing capacity for the entire year making only one of the four models that they produce.
So why would the Department of Homeland Security need so much ammo? The answer might not be what you think.
It is highly doubtful that any government agency is preparing to conduct all out warfare in the streets. But they might be trying to get a corner on the market, deprive the citizens of ammo and thus effectively disarm them. After all, an unloaded gun is really nothing more than a very inefficient hammer.
Last year the DHS purchased 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles calling them of course "personal defense weapons".
Can't say I didn't try to warn you, NEARLY SIX YEARS AGO!