February 23, 2013
Obama's Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets
Obama arming DHS to the teeth: 450 Million rounds of hollow-point bullets and another 175 million .223 caliber rifle ammo massive ammunition purchase...............
Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an "indefinite delivery" of an "indefinite quantity" of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK.
U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal.
The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer "optimum penetration for terminal performance."
This refers to the the bullet's hollow-point tip that passes through barriers and expands for a bigger impact without the rest of the bullet getting warped out of shape: "this bullet holds its jacket in the toughest conditions."
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 .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.
The deadline for earlier this month was extended because the right contractor just hadn't come along.
Looks like the Department of Homeland Security means business.
Wild Thing's comment.................
Hmmmmmmmmmm very interesting. Not something that makes a citizen feel all warm and fuzzy.
Posted by Wild Thing at February 23, 2013 12:55 AM
This and the already purchased 1.2 billion rounds only tells me the USG is expediting their agenda.
A TIME TO STAND by Oliver is a book that's provocative about decent Americans taking a stand. I recommend it cause it seems that things are about to come to a head & the book tells all of this on how it's going to start (or end).
The procurement of more ammo seems to be that there is a timeline & we are getting closer.
Posted by: OhioRiver at February 23, 2013 10:21 AM
....they have seen the enemy and it is US!!!
Posted by: Willy at February 23, 2013 01:59 PM