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DHS to order another 750M rounds of ammo???

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ATCclears, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    Yes. They do.
     
  4. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, what ever happened to transparency? Full disclosure?

    DHS ammo buys now redacted as N’west activists react

    The Department of Homeland Security is now redacting information about a large scale ammunition shopping list, according to Press TV, and that will raise even more eyebrows among Northwest gun rights activists now discussing the purchase on several forums.

    DHS ammo specifics now redacted as N
     
  5. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    I know. Its just for the Zombie Apocalypse
     
  6. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    ...and maybe also creating another temporary ammo scarcity and price jacking on an election year. And I'll stop there.
     
  7. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    I'll bet the ammo is ordered from companies with manufacturing facilities in swing states. I think Federal has a big plant in Nevada.
     
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    satinwood Portland Member

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  9. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    10 thousand rounds per year per person. 7.5M / 10K = 75K. Homeland security employs 240K people...
     
  10. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Executive Privledge is what happened to it.
     
  11. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    By my calculation, this is 750m/240k = 3125rds/person at DHS which is a respectable amount, however this is usually spread over several years of aquisition, so divide that figure by 5 and that's a pretty reasonable amount of ammo per year.

    I think the NRA-ILA article was pretty spot-on with this... the clowns over at info-wars really like to talk this stuff up.

    If you want a conspiracy theory, DHS is probably locking in the purchase timetable/price on this one to avoid being impacted by election year hoarding like they did in '08.
     
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  12. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    And does the number you have calculated include secretaries, the mail room clerks, fat lady in the cafeteria and the janitorial brigade?
     
  13. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    Looks like a smart bulk purchase while prices are reasonable, DHS has the funding, and before budget cuts kick in. They can stock pile this and use it for years. Same way I do when prices are low and I've got the cash. The idea that this is instead preparation for civil insurrection as a motive... well.... I'll leave that to others.