Which brings me to these articles and I'll propose a theory at the end.
Department of Homeland Security buys even more hollow point rounds
The Department of Homeland Security has put out yet another solicitation requesting hundreds of millions of hollow point rounds, this time 200 million rounds of .223 and .308 for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, to be obtained over two years, with 40 million the first year and 160 million the second.
For the .308, the agency has ordered two types: blanks and hollow points. The blanks will be sent to two locations in the southeast and Puerto Rico, with the hollow points going throughout the entire country. Blanks are used in movies and television, but can also be used to teach new shooters proper breathing and control of the trigger.
This is the latest order by the DHS of hundreds of millions of rounds of hollow point ammo. Back in March, the agency purchased 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition from the ATK company out of Minnesota. This was followed in April by a solicitation for another 750 million rounds, including .357 magnum rounds that are capable of penetrating walls. All together, this is over a billion rounds.
The DHS has so far refused to say why they are purchasing billions of rounds, as this is an unusually large amount. When more people started questioning these purchases, the DHS responded by classifying information, blacking out certain sections of a solicitation, including portions pertaining to 64 and 65 grain .223 ammo and the number being requested.
Other agencies have also begun buying large quantities of ammo, including the National Weather Service’s order of 46,000 hollow point rounds, and 174,000 .357 magnum rounds ordered by the Social Security Administration. Though the SSA has explained away their purchase as being typical for agents and the NWS claims that the purchase was a “clerical error” and was actually for NOAA's Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement, the reasons for the DHS’s purchases still remain unknown....
Ok, a question early. Why the hell does the Social Security Administration need 174K in bullets? Why does the National Weather Service need firearms period? Then again why does the Education Department have a SWAT team?
But I digress.
Department of Homeland Security buying 7,000 full auto assault rifles
According to an article by Mike Adams on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to purchase 7,000 fully automatic rifles, which the Department is referring to as “personal defense weapons.”
The solicitation for the weapons reads: “The scope of this contract is to provide a total of up to 7,000 5.56x45mm North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) personal defense weapons (PDW) throughout the life of this contract to numerous Department of Homeland Security components.”
The solicitation continues that the guns should be select fire, so that they fire both semi-automatic and full auto (the true definition of an “assault rifle”). The rifles will also take so-called high capacity magazines, “capable of accepting all standard NATO STANAG 20 and 30 round M16 magazines (NSN 1005-00-921-5004) and Magpul 30 round PMAG (NSN 1005-01-576-5159). The magazine shall have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”
This large order of firearms would seem to fit with the nearly 2 billion rounds of hollow point ammunition that the DHS has ordered, which includes .223 caliber rounds, the civilian equivalent of the 5.56x45mm NATO round.
The reason for these ammo purchases is unknown, as the Department has refused to give a reason for this unusually large amount, going so far as to illegally black out information on a solicitation after people started noticing the purchases.
The media has downplayed the ammo purchases as being for training, but hollow points are not used for that purpose. Full metal jacket rounds are used for the purposes of training.
Now B Hussein Obama hates private ownership of firearms and although he loathes the market, he understands it. Now little Barry knows guns control is dead on arrival in the House but he wants it. And right now you cannot get ammunition without paying through the ass (assuming you can find it). So again, I wonder, is B Hussein Obama getting gun control through the free market? He is limiting the supply of guns and ammunition out there and people are suffering for it. Then again if people suffer, he really doesn't care.
Just saying. As they used to say in the KGB, Even Paranoids Have Enemies.