May 16, 2012 in Homeland Security
Before you read further, here are some interesting factoids:
1. Hollow point bullets are banned for international warfare by the Hague Convention Therefore, they can only be used within the domestic US and our territories by DHS.
“Despite the ban on military use, hollow-point bullets are one of the most common types of civilian and police ammunition, due largely to the reduced risk of bystanders being hit by over-penetrating or ricocheted bullets, and the increased speed of incapacitation. In many jurisdictions, even ones such as the United Kingdom, where expanding ammunition is generally prohibited, it is illegal to hunt certain types of game with ammunition that does not expand. Some target ranges forbid full metal jacket ammunition, due to its greater tendency to damage metal targets and backstops.“
2.During active battle operations in Iraq, ammunition was expended at the rate of 5.5 million rounds per month. That amounts to 66 million rounds annualy in an active war zone. Further, 450 million rounds amounts to 6.6 years of battle operations in an active war zone.
3. As you heard from Obama himself, he said that “We can not continue to rely only on our military in order to achive the national security objectives that we have set. We’ve got ta have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
4. The US population today is 313,558,411. 450 million rounds amounts to 1.4 round for every man, women and child in the US.
Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security
Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?
Somebody out there has decided that the Department of Homeland Security needs a whole lot of ammunition. Recently it was announced that ATK was awarded a contract to provide up to 450 MILLION hollow point bullets to the Department of Homeland Security over the next five years. Is it just me, or does that sound incredibly excessive? What in the world is the DHS going to do with 450 million rounds? What possible event would ever require that much ammunition? If the United States was ever invaded, it would be the job of the U.S. military to defend the country, so that can’t be it. So what are all of those bullets for? Who does the Department of Homeland Security plan to be shooting at? According to the U.S. Census, there are only about 311 million people living in the entire country. So why does the Department of Homeland Security need 450 million rounds of ammunition? Either this is an incredible waste or there is something that the Department of Homeland Security is not telling us.
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