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Why are our government agencies stockpiling ammo?

According to testimony by Maj. Gen. Buford C. Blount III, given before the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives (read Blount’s testimony HERE), in active battle operations in Iraq, ammunition was expended at the rate of 5.5 million rounds per month. That’s 66 million rounds in a year or generously, 70 million as a rough figure for annual ammo usage.

The Department of Homeland Security is rushing to finish the acquisition of 750 million rounds of high-power ammunition that has already raised many eyebrows.

In March the Department of Homeland Security ordered 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are capable of penetrating walls. This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen.Is this something we and the Congress should be concerned about?

What’s the plan that requires so many dead Americans?

Not only is the DHS stockpiling ammunition.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just ordered 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition. Notice that all of these purchases are for the lethal hollow nose bullets. These bullets are not being purchased and stored for squirrel or coyote hunting. This is serious ammunition manufactured to be used for serious purposes.

And the Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S. No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.

What OR WHO would be the target of these 174, 000 rounds of hollow point bullets? It can’t simply be to control demonstrators or rioters. Hollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war. Hollow point bullets don’t just stop or hurt people, they penetrate the body, spread out, fragment and cause maximum damage to the body’s organs. Death often follows.

Potentially each hollow nose bullet represents a dead American. If so, why would the U.S. government want the SSA to kill 174,000 of our citizens, even during a time of civil unrest?

OR, because military folks are sworn to defend the Constitution, many would not allow the imposition of overt, full-scale fascism without a fight.  See this and this. Is the purpose to kill 174,000 of the nation’s military and replace them with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) special security forces, forces loyal to the Administration, not to the Constitution?

Such large acquisitions of such deadly ammunition by so many federal domestic agencies– including some puzzling ones like the Social Security Administration– all over such a short period of time SHOULD HAVE elicited some kind of response or comment from the White House and Congress. But they haven’t, with the exception of Sen. Rand Paul, whose reaction last week was to tweet:

Senator Paul was blasted immediately for his tweet by various sources (e.g. Daily Kos, Think Progress) because he incorrectly identified the rounds as going to the National Weather Service instead of NOAA.

Thus  the progressive media created a distraction, and the government got off without having to say WHY United States internal government agencies, NOT OUR MILITARY, needs hundreds of millions of rounds high power deadly ammunition