As if buying 2 billion rounds of ammo wasn’t enough, DHS posted a solicitation on FBO.gov for 25 million shotgun rounds this year.
DHS is armed to the teeth now, enough for several Iraq wars. The purchases are obviously in preparation for upcoming civil unrest.
They want to be well-armed and they want to dry up ammo supplies for the rest of us.
Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is seeking an ammunition dealer who can provide 25 million shotgun rounds to the agency over a five year period.
The solicitation posted on FBO.gov states that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a department under DHS, is seeking “shotgun ammunition for use by all applicable agencies in the Department of Homeland Security,” more specifically three million rounds of shotgun slugs per year and two million rounds of buckshot per year for five years.
“The ammunition will be used as appropriate at all Department of Homeland Security (DHS or department) component locations nationwide and outside the CONUS [continental United States,]” the notice reads.
This is an excessive amount that not only reveals the vast scope of the emerging police state but also fuels fears that DHS is preparing for large-scale mass panic in America.
And as we’ve exhaustively documented in the past, mass ammunition purchases by DHS are becoming quite common.
Earlier this year, Homeland Security stockpiled over 141,000 rounds of .308 Winchester ammunition, a rifle round well-known for its consistency in long-range shooting.
The agency requested 168 grain rounds in particular, which have an effective range of 800 to 900 yards.
And last year, DHS released a market survey asking companies if they were able to provide two million rounds of ammunition under short notice.
The survey also asked companies for both their capabilities in producing “large quantity orders of any training caliber specified” within two months and what their lead time would be for a single order of two million rounds.
It has been estimated that over the past couple of years, DHS ammunition purchases have totaled over two billion rounds, with much of the ammunition being hollow point rounds known for their effectiveness at stopping human targets.
DHS also spent $80 million on armed guards to protect government facilities in New York last year and even sought more guards for federal buildings in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
More recently, the agency spent over $58 million for security details for two Social Security offices in Maryland.
While these expenditures reveal that DHS is gearing up for civil unrest, the bulk ammunition purchases in particular are also exacerbating current ammunition shortages across America in what can be described as back-door gun control.
And it isn’t just DHS making large-scale ammunition purchases.
Last February, the United States Postal Service announced it was seeking “proposals for assorted small arms ammunition.” After intense scrutiny, USPS later claimed that the mass purchases were for its Postal Police.
But there is a massive arms build-up by just about every federal agency in existence. Even the U.S. Dept. of Education has been stockpiling firearms and ammunition since at least 2001.
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