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DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchases

DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchases

By ELIZABETH FLOCK
March 22, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years.

DHS told Whispers it regularly fills all of its goods and services requirements at one time because it's cheaper for the agency, and that the 1.6 billion number was misleading because the language of DHS's purchase said it would need "up to" a certain amount.

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Liar!

BS! How about those very expensive armored vehicles? 2700 of them.

DHS full of it

Another Lie. The "news" will just stay quiet on it. If too many people hear about it, they'll do a cover up story and bury it again.

The "news" is nothing but liars.

DHS blatantly contradicts itself....again!

DHS is claiming the sole reason they ordered such an absurd amount was simply to save the taxpayers hard earned money. But if the budget was their main concern, then why are they buying some of the most expensive ammo you can get, and wasting it on something as trivial as target shooting practice?

Anyone with slightest bit of knowledge about ammunition knows what a blatant, and irresponsible waste of taxpayer money using that ammo for practice is. This hypocrisy proves the DHS didn't give a $hit about saving taxpayer money when they made the purchase in the first place, and are simply trying to save face. Well it's not working on this guy.