Another Massive DHS Ammo Buy: DHS to buy 25 Million Rounds of Shotgun Ammo

At what point does the American public start asking why?
In the latest mass purchase of ammunition by our federal government, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is yet again stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition for their “federal officers.” In a solicitation placed on the Federal Governments website, DHS is requesting bids for 25 Million Rounds of Shotgun Ammunition –12 Gauge “Slug” and “Buckshot”.

In October 2013, DHS estimated it already had approximately 159 million rounds in inventory, but as we’ve highlighted in the past, these numbers are probably much higher. In fact, in February of this year, we found a report from the Government Accountability Office which exposed DHS plans to spend $22.7 million to buy an estimated 75.1 million rounds of ammunition.

And let’s not forget the DHS purchase orders placed in 2013 for a shocking 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition– which is still in effect, allowing the feds to manipulate the ammo markets and take possession of this ammo anytime they wish.

At what point does the American public start asking why?


Multiple agencies following DHS example and starting to stockpile ammunition:

It’s not just the Department of Homeland Security; it’s pretty much ever federal agency who is now stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition. While the government scrambles to pass laws limiting the public’s second amendment rights, they are at the same time arming federal employees like nothing we’ve ever seen.

  • In August of 2013, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) placed a solicitation for 3,454,000 rounds of .347 SIG ammo.
  • In January of 2014, the United States Postal Service placed a solicitation for “proposals for assorted small arms ammunition.”
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration even got in on the action and placed orders for 56,000 Rounds of .40 Caliber 180 Grain Jacketed Hollow Points and 16,000 Rounds of .40 Caliber Frangible Lead Free Rounds.

 what point does the American public start asking why?

Militarization of Local Police Forces

While these ammunition purchases raise alarm bells, even more troubling is the amount of battlefield gear and equipment being pumped into local police forces throughout the United States – something that we’ve covered numerous times over the last couple of years.

  • United States Army gives DHS & Local Police forces 13,000 MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles) – all at no cost!
  • DHS admits to spending 1.4 Billion Dollars to Spy on American Public through Fusion Centers.

Questions every American should be asking:

  • Why do our local police forces need advanced weaponry and Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles intended for the field of battle?
  • Why does DHS need a fleet of battlefield drones?
  • Why do so many government agencies – all of which have no real law enforcement power – need to be armed?
  • As the Feds cut billions of dollars to our military, and purge over 20,000 marines, why are they shifting that money to arm local police forces and government agencies?

At what point does the American public start asking why?