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Why is the Department of Homeland Security buying so many bullets?

•, Associated Press
 The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them -- roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States -- for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.

Published federal notices about the ammo buy have agitated conspiracy theorists since the fall. That's when conservative radio host Alex Jones spoke of an "arms race against the American people" and said the government was "gearing up for total collapse, they're gearing up for huge wars."

The government's explanation is much less sinister.
Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as "strategic sourcing contracts," which help the government get a low price for a big purchase, says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.

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Comment by Tom Hosburgh
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You people are too scared to impeach me, you do not have the guts, I am wrecking the constitiion, the economy, I heat this place, and, all of it,s people If you are afraid to fight for your rights, I will take them away.    i have let americans die in benguzzie, destroyed the dollar, and that is just the begining,    When I am through you will all have no money, and no rights, And I will be the 1st dectator, to run and control everthing in the USA,  death, to the USA   thats just tuffe           Obama!      




Comment by JustinTyme
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Oh, come on!  They just want to go shoot some CANS!  AmeriCANS that is. ;-)