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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    The article references it.
    Huh well fair enough, looks like I've got egg on my face.

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Assuming this is true, just for ****s and giggles, that's really not a lot of ammunition, and like every other armed branch of government, they use many different firearms which require many different calibers of ammunition. The most likely answer is that they're replenishing their stock from the last fiscal year, while making sure they stay supplied for at least the next fiscal year. 21.6 million rounds of ammunition won't sustain a two year war, let alone a thirty year war. For the US WWII lasted roughly 4 years, and according to Lt. Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Jr., Chief of Ordnance from 1942 to 1946, we expended 47 billion rounds of small arms ammunition. Only 21.6 million rounds for a 30 year war? Get real. My unit alone went through at least half a million rounds a year just for training.
    it was considered along with previous purchases, not just the 21.6 million.

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    They're planning to fight a thirty year war with pistols. OooooooooooooooooooooK
    Don't work out, work in.

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Huh well fair enough, looks like I've got egg on my face.
    happens to the best of us...

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    They're planning to fight a thirty year war with pistols. OooooooooooooooooooooK

    You're aware that sub-machine guns use pistol ammo?

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    it was considered along with previous purchases, not just the 21.6 million.
    1.8 billion rounds still isn't enough to sustain a 30 year war. Not by a long shot.

    You also have to consider what falls under DHS. Customs and Border Protection, ICE, US Secret Service, and the US Coast Guard. I can tell you right now that the USCG is going to get the largest portion of that ammunition, simply because they're a deployable branch of the US Military. This is just huff and puff over nothing, brought to the viewing public by a known liar that constantly distorts the truth to get attention, and keep his demographic base of paranoid conspiracy types.
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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    They're planning to fight a thirty year war with pistols. OooooooooooooooooooooK
    Well, they expect the general population to do so...and not more than 10 rounds at a time.

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    1.8 billion rounds still isn't enough to sustain a 30 year war. Not by a long shot.

    You also have to consider what falls under DHS. Customs and Border Protection, ICE, US Secret Service, and the US Coast Guard. I can tell you right now that the USCG is going to get the largest portion of that ammunition, simply because they're a deployable branch of the US Military. This is just huff and puff over nothing, brought to the viewing public by a known liar that constantly distorts the truth to get attention, and keep his demographic base of paranoid conspiracy types.

    I'm not the one who made the assertion only relayed it. However, that being said. what do we have billions of rounds on hand for exactly? What does this billion contribute to stockpiles already held? Billions of rounds for target practice? Hollow-points at that?

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist but all of these particulars don't add up. That I guess is the fertilizer for conspiracies, but it still leaves unanswered questions. Ignoring those questions or what's worse giving half hearted explanations doesn't put any fears to rest.

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Well, they expect the general population to do so...and not more than 10 rounds at a time.
    I don't think anyone expects the general population to fight a war...

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    Re: DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I don't think anyone expects the general population to fight a war...
    So we have the element of surprise?

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