Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Lot of Talk About DHS Ammo Acquisitions

I recently read a commentary attempting to give an explanation for the DHS recently proposed acquisition of  somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.6 billion rounds of hollow point ammunition in various calibers over time. The article did not reference the 2700 MRAPS that they also allegedly recently acquired or the PDW's that they are in the process of acquiring. There was a point that was made in the article about agents training with the same hollow point ammo that they carry for duty which is valid, so that is not an issue.  The question I raised in an earlier commentary, is do we really want someone who has smugly admitted to an agency under her authority releasing illegal alien criminals back onto our streets (some of who have already been re-arrested), in charge of those recently acquired assets? Many recently have decried the militarization of law enforcement, and as we have seen with a number of botched SWAT raids that have even outraged liberals, and there are admittedly some inherent problems with giving local police agencies assaulters kit and having them under the impression that they are now operators. I guess the bottom line, is would the powers that be turn these recently acquired assets on American citizens? I guess a good place to start would be to ask the civilian survivors of the WACO operation that question and see what their answer is, or maybe the people who were at Kent State.

So the most important question for Gun Shy, which really isn't being asked, is not why the government is purchasing this ammo. The important question is why is there no ammo available to civilians at this time starting as far back as four years ago in stores that used to be stocked floor to ceiling. This in light of the fact that some politicians and anti gun groups have suggested there be a mandated limit on how much ammunition a person can buy, while others suggested that large ammunition purchases be reported to the authorities. Could this shortage be the precursor to those strategies being implemented? Maybe we should be questioning who facilitated this problem (what deals were cut behind closed doors). Could this shortage be a by product of the general public hoarding, or was this shortage created intentionally to coincide with other anti gun mandates, and if so could those same people restrict other items if they decided it necessary to manipulate the civilian population supply chain in order to achieve their under the radar agenda of restriction or worse yet the total elimination of selected goods to civilians.

On another note, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that there is an overabundance of wide screen tv's, beer, and hollywood fantasy available to keep people fat and happy these days?


ocopek said...

I have read many stories of ammo stockpiling by the DHS and other federal agencies. From the article you linked, all those stories are bogus. Is that what you agree with too?
I trust that you do a lot of investigation because you turn up many articles I have not heard before.

Gun Shy Tourist said...

Here are the facts:

DHS doesn't actually have 1.6 billion rounds in their hands. It is a purchase over time. Everyone is jumpy these days because of all the other stuff like extreme gun laws being shoved down the throats of citizens in some states. It is hard to know what their intention is, so for now it is just wait and see.