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Where's all the Ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Lespaulplayr, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Lespaulplayr

    Lespaulplayr olympia Member

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    Why is the Department of Homeland Security buying over 50 billion rounds of ammuntion?
     
  2. Bob D

    Bob D Oregon, Cascades Well-Known Member

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    It's for me. I asked them to pick some up for me on their way home.
     
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  3. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's a group buy.
     
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  4. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    I believe it's 2 billion, which is still way too much.
     
  5. Bill O Rights

    Bill O Rights USA New Member

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    I am curious as to why Dept of Homeland Security thinks it needs 2700 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles too.
     
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    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    Drive up window at McDonalds in New Orleans.
     
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  7. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    They are stimulating the economy! Actually they do a ton of qual shooting and gotta rememeber, the Coast Guard is part of Homeland so they do a lot of qual and drills with live rounds. The vehicle, heck, why not. That is what they are here for so in the case of emergency, they have the equipment.
     
  8. Lespaulplayr

    Lespaulplayr olympia Member

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    1.6 billion in the last 6 months...mmmm thats a lot of shooting..considering they purchased more than 200 million rounds in the last year and a half....
     
  9. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    42,900 Coast Guard Members
    Basic Hand Gun Qual: 40 rounds 1,716,000 annually
    Not counting 5.56 for M4/M16 and M60 rounds, etc.
    190,000 Homeland security
    Lets say half of those do annual qualification plus profiency?

    I would safely say, they shoot a lot of rounds.
    I just don't think there is a conspricy in this one, IMO excuse my spelling if i did have any loose cannons
     
  10. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    So that is where all my 22 LR is going!
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes but the contract is to be filled over a five year period.
     
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  12. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    In the hands of the scalpers' in the hopes of making beer money.
     
  13. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    No, its all the people buying guns, that normally don't buy guns, and they are scared all the zombies are going to come and kill them.....don't they know you can only take down with 7.62. They should be buying that, cause its the only thing you find on the shelves.
     
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  14. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's time to start home brewing. Brew up some 22 LR Lager.
     
  15. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The short answer to your question:

    At someone else's house in a closet.
     
  16. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    I'm sorry but there is 'something' going on!

    I can, after a few beers, understand the military buying billions of rounds of ammo for qualifying and war time defense, but 22 LR? No way!
    Frog
     
  17. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    .22 is not being bought i bet by the DHS, .40 Cal and 5.56 is what they are buying. .22lr is being bought by all the idiots out here who thinks you have to hoard ammo. People need to get over the Myan Calendar was wrong
     
  18. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    One mans hoard is another mans minimum resupply point.
     
  19. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    Agree but again, the actual people that burn it can't get it. Does no good to have it if you can't shoot it straight!
     
  20. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64 Washougal, WA Member

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    I just bought my first pistol after getting my rights restored. Too bad this all came at the WORST possible time. I cleaned the factory grease off and haven't been able find any 9mm. I'd be happy to pay someone for some, but I'm not gonna pay the outrageous costs they're asking for. The only people buying at those prices are the ones that are hoarding it for "impending Armageddon". My dad has a cache of almost 10k .22 because he thinks we're about to have an Armageddon and .22 will be used as currency....