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« on: 2012-03-30, 18:43 »

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an "indefinite delivery" of an "indefinite quantity" of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK.

U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal....

...We've also learned that the Department has an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo. Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they're looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-immigr...as-450-million-new-rounds-of-ammo-2012-3

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&...63e1c4b2654e61adf022688eb5d&_cview=1

Has anyone else seen this?  I read through the Enhanced SOW, and the .223 acquisition is to be used in M4 carbines.  Among the characteristics desired of the ammo is no muzzle flash, which implies night ops.  I can understand the Army or Marines needing this much ammo, but who is the DHS expecting to go to war against?  To put this in perspective, there are about 350 million US citizens.  They're ordering more ammo than the country has people.  Why?
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« Reply #1 on: 2012-04-02, 01:36 »

Since it's Homeland Security and I.C.E., they're probably stepping up the security around the America-Mexico border, that's my guess.
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« Reply #2 on: 2012-04-02, 01:38 »

Or stepping up security against their country's own citizens...
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« Reply #3 on: 2012-04-02, 04:11 »

I smell conspiracy? Slipgate - Ninja
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