Buying in bulk is usually a good way to save money. It’s also an excellent preparedness strategy. So, is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) buying well over a billion bullets because it wants to save money, or is it because it’s been ordered to stock up for a potential period of unprecedented civil unrest? Or, as some others have suggested, might DHS be attempting to buy up all the bullets so that citizens won’t be able to acquire as many as they would like to have?
DHS has stated that the hundreds of millions of bullets it has purchased recently and the hundreds of millions of bullets it intends to purchase in the near future are necessary for federal law enforcement training centers across the country and for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Some people believe, however, that the government knows the economy will get a lot worse before it gets better, and that what has occurred in Greece and elsewhere will inevitably happen here. If that scenario plays out, DHS wants to be prepared as possible, and ridding the market of bullets is icing on the cake for its strategy. One radio talk show host called it an “arms race against the American people.”
I found this article on Fox News “Why is the Department of Homeland Security Buying So Many Bullets?”
One news report said that the number of bullets being purchased by DHS dwarfs the number of bullets used by U.S. soldiers during the height of battle operations in Iraq. Why do you think that DHS is making such large purchases of bullets? Do you agree with the official explanation that it needs that many bullets in order to train agents, or are there other reasons that are not being disclosed?