1,625,000,000 rounds. Jacketed hollow-points in 9mm and .40cal. 5.56mm ammunition. This on the heels of the purchase of nearly 8,000 AR-15 platforms. And 2,700 MRAPs for use in American cities against American citizens. (For those thousands of high risk warrants where the person has barricaded himself into a house armed with heavy machine guns and anti-armor weapons.) Even with sequestration, seems the budget is plenty fat enough in some places.
The lovely Susan Katz Keating asks why. It seems a fair question. More than a dozen Congressmen agree, and have asked pointedly about the subject. The effect (combined with the gun-grabbing Left proposing legislation that would deny Americans their rights under the Second Amendment) has been to make ammunition in popular calibers almost impossible to find. Recreational shooters, those of us who want to maintain proficiency at tactical weapons handling, local law enforcement, hunters, are all paying very elevated prices or are out of luck entirely.
However, like so many other issues that skirt the edge of legality with this Administration, DHS Secretary Napolitano refuses to give straight answers. Witness Rand Paul asking a straightforward question until he couldn’t be ignored. Once again, we get stonewalling and equivocating from those in charge. As if we haven’t the right to know. This should make anyone who cherishes our Constitutional liberties awfully wary. The pattern is oh-so familiar with Obama and Holder and those who believe they have the right to rule instead of the responsibility to govern. Not that the beholden and supplicant press corps will utter a peep of protest, as they are simply instruments of the rulers.
Susan, my dear, here is the answer to the question you ask: DHS has purchased that ammunition so that we won’t have it. And they will. And they will have bought it with our money. So that when push comes to shove, they have the upper hand. After all, those of us who cherish the unalienable rights given us by our Creator, and who are suspicious of the drastic increase in the overreach of Federal authority, are terrorists.
With ongoing assaults from our own government upon the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments, soon the Bill of Rights will fit on a 3X5 card.
There is commentary below that somehow Alex Jones created the idea of “thousands of drones”.