I made mention in a blog a few years ago about THEN Senator Obama during a rally speech in Colorado Springs, in which he said that one of the plans he had for America, was to create a "civilian army", as well funded and organized as the military.
In the light of "Fast & Furious", it is most curious to me, that the Department of Homeland Security is buying (courtesy of our tax dollars), 450 MILLION rounds of ammo-----that's 450,000,000.
(For you "website fanatics" out there, just type in "Department of Homeland Security, 450 million--------and take your pick of whichever "reference" you feel good with).
Now........considering the over-duplicating number of government agencies that fall under DHS, 450 MILLION rounds might not seem like all that much......but there are a couple of things to consider here.
First of all, we're ARMING the bad guys more than we're capturing any of them, so if they're burning up sums of ammo like this, it's not being put to very good use.
Another thing, is that the great MAJORITY of this ammo is 223 rifle and 40 caliber pistol. Ok----nothing uncommon about that..........the Glock 40 and the M-16 are two of the "mainstays" of the Feds.......but in the case of the M-16, the Feds and the military have traditionally used the 5.56 ammo.
"Well, isn't that the same as 223?"..........yes and no. There are slight differences in the RIM of the cases, which HAVE caused chambering and ejection problems in the M-16 (as if the '16 didn't have enough problems already).
It's also been suggested that since the 40 caliber auto pistol and the "civilian" AR-15 are also so popular with "civilians" out here, this might ALSO be a plan to try to "dry up the ammo supplies", something they might think is "timely" right now. Now.......this doesn't affect me personally, since I don't shoot EITHER caliber.....but it's something to think about.
They're a "day late and a dollar short" as they say, though. An awful lot of Americans have seen this coming since the Clinton days, and have not sat idle over the last 20 years.
The timing is also "coincidental", in the wake of the recent 1.2 million new CIVILIAN orders for new guns from Ruger over the past three months.........and Smith & Wesson is backlogged with orders as well.
As a guy pointed out in an EMail to me earlier this evening........there are over 80 million gun owners in this country (which alone makes a larger army than most "official" world armies combined). I can't imagine there are many of THEM who only have 1 or 2 boxes of cartridges.
But it still makes me a bit suspicious. And........what about all the ammo the DHS has now? Have they shot it all up? On WHAT?.....our borders are still being invaded.
Call it "paranoia" if you want........but in light of everything that has unfolded over the past few years.........and CONTINUES to unfold on a weekly basis........I for one, do not take ANYTHING lightly.
And remember that NONE of this ammo is slated for the MILITARY. All DHS. And I don't trust Napolitano any further than I do Holder.
Benefit of the doubt-----------maybe it's just the unusual TIMING of all this right now, but I'm not going to get complacent anytime soon..........I can tell ya THAT.
Read it for yourselves and form your own opinions.
But something just doesn't smell right here.