Andrea True asked us in the 1970s, “How do you like it, how do you like it?” She was talking about our love and obviously, it was more, more, more, but do we feel the same way about the government with purchasing ammunition for the Department of Homeland Security?
In the past 10 months, estimates show that DHS has stockpiled nearly 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. Just think about that for a moment. That is one billion, six hundred million rounds of ammo or 1,600,000,000. If each round were $1 bill, we would not have a deficit problem this year. An article at Alex Jones’ Inforwars.com conveys that, “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.” Some speculate that there may be a homegrown terrorist threat or an influx of illegal immigration, but does either of those speculations warrant 1.6 billion bullets?
Joseph Farah over at WND.com connected this bit of information with a little remembered and often unreported story from the 2008 presidential campaign. Farah was actually the man, according to his article, that broke the story of Obama’s desire for “a ‘civilian national security force’ as big, as strong and as well-funded as the Defense Department.” Are these two things connected? Perhaps, but the answer remains as to why they need so much ammo. Do they expect the Chinese to invade? Is a zombie apocalypse on the horizon? I think that another of Farah’s theories is much more probabilistic on the why. He thinks that it is a gun control method without the rule of law. He calls it “de-facto gun control.”
If DHS purchases the most popular forms of ammunition, .40 caliber and 9MM, then they are in essence creating a shortage. There is a lack of supply for the citizens, prices increase, and bingo-bango you have a type of gun control. Some problems still exist with this theory however, in that DHS is not buying up every kind of ammo caliber. There is still .45, .44, .357, .50, and many more that they have not purchased on the same scale. This also does not tell us why they are stockpiling. If all they really wanted to get ammo out of the stores and hands of the average Joe, why not destroy them or use them for training once purchased? It is almost as if DHS has become a large scale Prepper, buying and hoarding things for the eventual day that supplies will dry up all together; or worse, a zombie apocalypse.
I think there are a lot of questions that need to be answered about this if only we had news outlets that do what they are supposed to do, or at least do what they are expected to do – ask questions. Instead, we get journalists that would rather talk about the fake admiration Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have for one another, or show Marco Rubio drinking water 155 times in a 24-hour period like on MSNBC.
I would like to know what you think about this topic. Why does DHS need 1.6 billion rounds? Why are they stock piling these rounds at the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico? Do they really expect the need to train border security and TSA officers in real combat situations for the next 30 years? Is there a zombie apocalypse expected to hit the American Southwest? On the other hand, is this just to supply Obama with enough ammo for all the shooting he does at Camp David all the time? Inquiring minds want to know!