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Old 03-25-2013, 05:23 PM  
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DHS To Buy 360,000 More Rounds of Hollow Point Ammunition

Arms build-up continues as Congress demands answers

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
March 25, 2013

While the Department of Homeland Security continues to ignore members of Congress demanding to know why the federal agency is engaged in an apparent arms build-up, the DHS has just announced it plans to purchase another 360,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition to add to the roughly 2 billion bullets already bought over the past year.

A solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities website details the DHS’ plan to purchase 360,000 rounds of “Commercial leaded training ammo (CLTA) Pistol .40 caliber 165 grain, jacketed hollow point.” The bullets are to be delivered to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, the same destination for 240,000 hollow point rounds which were purchased only last month.

Although the DHS has attempted to explain its mammoth purchase of ammunition by claiming the bullets are being acquired in bulk to save money and that they are for training purposes only, this has been disputed by reputable voices such as former Marine Richard Mason, who told reporters with WHPTV News in Pennsylvania earlier this month, “We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps.”

Hollow point bullets are almost twice as expensive as full metal jackets, therefore the DHS’ explanation that it is buying huge quantities in bulk to “save money” doesn’t make sense.

As we reported yesterday, concerns about the apparent arms build-up are growing, with retired United States Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow sending a letter to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) warning that the ammo purchases represent “a bold threat of war by that agency (DHS), and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America.”

Questions from members of Congress about why the federal agency is buying up ammo, exacerbating shortages across the country, have been met with silence.

- Kansas Congressman Timothy Huelscamp said last week that threats should be made to withdraw funding from the DHS if it didn’t explain why it was purchasing so many bullets, remarking, “They have no answer for that question. They refuse to answer to answer that.”

- Earlier this month, New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance said, “Congress has a responsibility to ask Secretary Napolitano as to exactly why these purchases have occurred,” signaling his intention to get answers.

- Californian Congressman Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House colleagues have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking if the purchases are, “being conducted in a manner that strategically denies the American people access to ammunition.”

Although members of Congress are treating the matter with the seriousness it deserves, the mainstream and leftist media have attempted to ridicule the entire issue as a conspiracy theory, with Atlantic Wire even suggesting that the story had its origins in a debunked email, a report that completely failed to even mention the admitted fact that the DHS had purchased around 2 billion bullets.

While the DHS continues to purchase bullets in large quantities, police departments have been forced to barter amongst each other in a desperate scramble to meet their ammo needs.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.


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Please link me to where Obama tried to take guns from people and got shut down

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He routinely called for more restrictions and when Congress failed to come through he took as much executive action as he though he could get away with. As far as an actual gun grab, the desire could be seen every time he talked admiringly about Australia's gun laws. Australia's gun laws included mass confiscation.

Anyone who tells you they don't want to take your guns away while praising and advocating what Australia did is talking out of both sides of their mouth.
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He routinely called for more restrictions and when Congress failed to come through he took as much executive action as he though he could get away with. As far as an actual gun grab, the desire could be seen every time he talked admiringly about Australia's gun laws. Australia's gun laws included mass confiscation.

Anyone who tells you they don't want to take your guns away while praising and advocating what Australia did is talking out of both sides of their mouth.
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Why would there be problems with buying ammo? I never thought I'd have any troubles (and haven't).
Ha, the price of ammo went up because supply didn't meet the demand so it affected people don't try to skirt around that.
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I haven't checked Ammo prices lately because I have plenty but I remember like the 22Hornet going from $18 /box to $48/box and people would be standing in line at 9 am every ammo delivery day at walmart to try and get the 2 box alotment of .22 rounds because they can't be had anywhere..

have things changed ?
Oh yeah. The .22 has been in stores more often though at the Walmart's they are usually sold out.

There is a Dick's I know of that usually has it in stock and at reasonable prices again.
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Oh yeah. The .22 has been in stores more often though at the Walmart's they are usually sold out.

There is a Dick's I know of that usually has it in stock and at reasonable prices again.
Cabelas had a shit load of .22 last time i was up there.

Unfortunately, i live in Lawrence and the only places to buy ammo are Dicks' (expensive) Walmart (usually sold out)
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