Another 250 Million Rounds Of Ammunition For An Agency On A Bullet Diet
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Another 250 Million Rounds Of Ammunition For An Agency On A Bullet Diet

Another 250 Million Rounds Of Ammunition For An Agency On A Bullet Diet

By James Smith

hollow-point-ammo-340x23517 September 2013

In the middle of December 2012, the Customs and Border Protection Agency presented a pre-solicitation for 50,000,000 rounds of .40 S&W caliber ammunition, ostensibly for training. The contract would provide a total of 250,000,000 rounds over the life of the 5 year contract. The contract was to be issued on 20 January 2013. CPB, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has included the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with this solicitation.

Today, CPB and ICE announced via the solicitation process that they will be awarding the contract on or about October 7, 2013. Added to the original solicitation was this sentence:

“Resulting award will be used for training/qualifications only, not for duty use, and will be used as a direct substitution in lieu of procuring like quantities of duty ammunition.”

From their individual websites:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in offices in all 50 states and 47 foreign countries.

CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

ICE and CPB both have approximately 21,000 employees. This number is not solely agents, but administrative staff who would never be allowed to train with a firearm.

However, if every employee was allowed to train with a firearm, using this one solicitation alone, each employee would have the opportunity to fire 1,190 rounds a year.

This sort of ammunition purchases is what led to the US House of Representatives to stop DHS from entering new contracts. There have been no news reports of this limitation being removed from DHS.

We will keep you updated on this matter as information comes available.

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3 Responses to "Another 250 Million Rounds Of Ammunition For An Agency On A Bullet Diet"

  1. Jesse Casey on Facebook  September 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    …fiscal year end and we got no budget and the fed agencies are spending like it is Christmas.

  2. Dave Arcieri on Facebook  September 17, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Where sequester when we need them!!!

  3. Greg Burton on Facebook  September 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Well, it was either:

    *Prosecute the bankers for the toxic mortgage/LIBOR scams that impoverished the world, making beggars out of all of us; and for fanning hyper-inflation (QE1, QE2, QE3, QE∞) that will result in food riots.
    *Stop the looting and privatization of the world’s social safety net and public space, a result of imposed “austerity” due to the toxic mortgage/LIBOR/Social Security rip-off scams.
    *Punish the banking cartel’s multi-billion dollar drug-money laundering operations.
    *Investigate and punish the Bush-CIA-mafia S&L pillage.
    *Investigate why jobs and manufacturing are being out-sourced to China, how China came to own most US debt that financed the US war against…China, why China is buying up US assets at fire sale prices, even as the US is threatening war against China as it threatens the US economy (national security).
    *The US government does everything within its power to stop the radiation spewing from Fukushima, and investigate the connections between the Fukushima, Stuxnet, HAARP and nuke created earthquakes.
    *Investigate who was really behind 9/11, the false-flag terrorist attack that touched off the serial, never-ending wars of pillage against the nation-states of the world, that created the pretext for the massive police state edifice now threatening the freedoms of everyone, providing the “legal basis” for FEMA camp round ups.

    OR…

    The US government stands by while the economic crisis destroys the ability of cities and towns to protect their own citizens, it confiscates the guns, the DHS buys 2.0 billion hollow-point bullets while providing “tanks” US cities and towns, the government buys thousands of “FEMA coffins”, flys soon to be weaponized drones over everywhere, Israeli contractors run US NSA spying out of Mormon Utah, pre-stages military hardware in preparation for the coming US melt-down, destroys the social safety net, thus making being elderly, homeless, jobless and hungry a crime (useless eaters).

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