Thursday, February 13, 2014

DHS is buying -more- ammo now.

Surely the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us.

The Department of Homeland Security plans to purchase 75.1 million rounds of ammunition at a cost of $22.7 million this year, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office.

GAO reports that DHS has over 70,000 firearm-carrying personnel and that the ammo purchases go largely to firearm training and qualification requirements.

“DHS components maintain inventories of ammunition to help ensure they have sufficient ammunition for the training and operational needs of their officers, as there can be months-long delays between placing an order for ammunition and receiving it,” GAO reports. “As of October 2013, DHS estimates it had approximately 159 million rounds in inventory, enough to last about 22 months to meet the training and operational needs of its firearm-carrying personnel.”

According to the GAO, DHS’ annual ammunition purchases have been on the decline since FY 2009 and are about at the same level as the Department of Justice’s ammo purchases.

In other words, Mr. and Mrs. America, their explanation of why they need 75 million rounds of hollow point combat ammunition at a cost of $0.30 per round when they could be having ball ammo at half the price or less, is that they are burning your money.

Literally. They are using expensive hollow point combat ammunition for practice, not for on-duty carry only as sane and fiscally responsible police forces do.

Remember that for the next election.

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