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DHS Ammo Grab: No Longer "Conspiracy" but Plain Reality.



I came across this article and thought I would share in light of all the recent revelations of tyranny at the highest levels.
Many of us here at the DP have been questioning these purchases and with due cause.




"It now seems clear that the Department of Homeland Security’s stockpiling of ammunition and other warfare supplies can no longer be dismissed as “conspiracy theory,” but is a very real development in the actions of an overreaching federal government.
There now seems to be ample evidence that our federal government, namely the Obama administration, is up to no good when it comes to the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding American citizens. Historically speaking, this is a very alarming cause for concern. Hopefully, this concern then will continue to be shared by more elected officials in our local, state, and federal governments, as well as among our military and law enforcement communities. Lou Dobbs likely said it best with the following statement: “It’s like I tell anyone who brushes off what I try to tell them as simple ‘conspiracy theory.’ At some point it stops being a theory, and is in fact a conspiracy. I also remind them that we’re not talking about science fiction or aliens here. We’re talking about the very REAL potential of government misconduct towards its own people; something that has happened time and time again in history.”
Full Article-http://www.westernjournalism.com/dhs-ammo-grab-no-longer-conspiracy-but-plain-reality/

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The DHS has no reason to be

The DHS has no reason to be buying light tanks, ammo and automatic weapons -- we have plenty of law enforcement assets around the country to deal with any police situations. The wasted money purchasing those items could be better spent building storm shelters and assisting state and local first responders in emergency situations.

If you don't know

Who Delores Umbridge is, watch this short clip from Harry Potter. It's really quite uncanny how much similarly there is between them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMHqxkRYt64

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

This needs to stay on front page for a while.

Lou Dobbs is right!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Homeland Security’s Ammunition Purchases Should Not Worry You

Talk of the Department of Homeland Security’s recent ammunition solicitations has gone from the fringes of the internet to the mainstream in websites like Forbes. I was disappointed by the Forbes article – rather than talk cold hard facts, it was rife with ill-informed speculation.

Government and military procurement is a very complex topic; so complex, in fact that it’s sometimes hard to discern best value practices from actual waste, fraud, and abuse. However, there are practically no examples of nefarious acquisitions intended to be used for the subjugation of the American populace. These ammunition contracts and solicitations are no exception.

Before we begin, it’s important to understand that an RFQ (request for quote) or solicitation is not a purchase. When Infowars says something like “the Department of Homeland Security is planning to buy a further 750 million rounds of ammo in addition to the 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets already purchased earlier this year,” or “Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition,” the reader is led to assume, naturally, that DHS has actually purchased that amount of ammunition. That is simply not the case. A solicitation is the equivalent of a want-to-buy ad on Craigslist, writ large. It’s not an actual purchase.

So if DHS hasn’t actually bought 1.2 or 1.6 billion rounds in one year, then what have they bought, and what do they plan to buy? Well, a year ago they awarded an IDIQ contract for up to 450 million rounds of .40 S&W ammunition over the next 5 years. They plan to buy, over the next 5 years, 63 million rounds of a wide variety of ammunition ranging from 12 gauge birdshot to .38 special wadcutter to .30-06 FMJ ammo; there are even line items for .308 blanks.

An IDIQ, or indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, means that DHS didn’t simply buy 450 million rounds of ammunition at one time. The contract is spread out over a 5 year period, and it’s an upper limit, meaning up-to-90 million rounds of .40 S&W each year from that up-to-450 million round award. DHS could, if they wished, buy 73 million rounds the first year, 84 million the second, and so on. It depends on their needs at the time.

There is, as mentioned above, an Infowars article which refers to a “750 million round purchase,” but the PDF linked in said article is a solicitation which only contains line items which add up to 63,256,000 rounds. Confused? Here’s what DHS spokesperson Marsha Catron had to say about that:

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http://blogs.militarytimes.com/gearscout/2013/03/15/homeland...

Here's the actual req where they did the exact same thing in 2008:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=0a00766...

WRONG

They should and they do worry me. These rounds are intended to be used against Americans.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

crazy.

crazy.

Straight up

Crazy times we're living in.

It is in fact a documented

It is in fact a documented conspiracy. I'm so glad the nay sayers have helped me make the word "conspiracy' mainstream vernacular. Now many people will be inquiring as to its dictionary meaning, as opposed to its derogatory meaning. They fell right into my trap.

of all the DHS excuses propagandized, their dead give away?

"a govt agency buys in bulk...to save money!"

that is absolutely, physically impossible thing for any govt agency to claim!

Oxymoron I say! OxyMORON!

"to save money"? Really? Govt...concerned about saving 'money'??

That's like saying Bugatti Veyron owners are concerned about gas prices!

http://youtu.be/7NZ9X9A2efA

'Thrifty govt agency'...wow just what will they think of next!

oy vey!

lol.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

THis post in and of it self is bump worthy

bump and a vote up!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15