DHS prepares for fiscal cliff by ordering hundreds of thousands of rounds
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DHS prepares for fiscal cliff by ordering hundreds of thousands of rounds

DHS prepares for fiscal cliff by ordering hundreds of thousands of rounds

By James Smith

18 Dec 2012


With the fiscal cliff looming over the American taxpayer like the Sword of Damocles, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), via the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) has requested another 200,000 rounds of .40 caliber Federal Ammunition hollow point rounds. This is not a part of a larger order, spread out over time, but rather, the 200,000 rounds would need to be delivered in toto after the contract is awarded.

These rounds are to be delivered to an a training site in North Charleston, South Carolina. This facility “specializes in Maritime Law Enforcement and Port Security Training. Basic and advanced training programs are conducted in concert with the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, the U.S. Courts Probation and Pretrial Services Training Academy, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Training Academy, the Customs and Border Protection Field Operations Academy, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Federal Ammunition, also known as “Federal Cartridge” has been a frequent awardee of DHS ammunition contracts, is now a part of  Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC (ATK), on June 30, 2012, changed to Federal Cartridge Company.

The EXTREMELY odd thing is that DHS has millions of rounds at their disposal.
Solicit# Caliber Year Bought Sum Used to date 2012 Sum Sum remaining
HSCESS-09-Q-00003 .40 S&W 2009 160,000,000 40,000,000 40,000,000
HSCEMS-11-R-00004 .40 S&W 2011 140,000,000 70,000,000 210,000,000
20072346-JTC .40 S&W 2012 30,000,000 30,000,000 90,000,000
HSCEMS-12-R-00015 .223 SD 2012 40,000,000 40,000,000 160,000,000
HSCEMS-12-R-00002 .223 EP 2012 35,000,000 35,000,000 140,000,000


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While the rounds may “belong” to Immigrations and Customs enforcement (ICE), it would be as easy as writing up an assets transfer request to receive some of the 340 MILLION rounds of .40 caliber that ICE would be receiving in the next few years.
This is just another attempt to frighten people with federal force. Lenin was quoted as saying that Communism would hang Capitalists with the very string the Communists purchased from them.
As a nation we are bankrupt. The cries for increased gun control make gun owners look insane. And the ones buying the ammunition are the same ones who demand gun control. Hollywood couldn’t write a scary story.
Will the government thugs put guns into the faces of the taxpayer that the paid for?

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