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Drivedabizness
04-01-2013, 1:36 PM
Senator Coburn (R-OK) got a response form DHS, by sub-agency on purchases/ammo use over the last 3 years.

What struck me is that DHS own figures show they are sitting on almost 2.5 years worth of ammo (at current usage rates - over 260 MILLION rounds).

If they aren't going to use that ammo, maybe Congress should cut them back for a couple of years to use up what they have. 100 million rounds re-entering the civilian pipeline would go a long way to bring down the cost of ammo.

I also noted that the government is spending about 33 cents/round. Must be nice to be able to buy in that bulk! :)

ExcuseMe
04-01-2013, 1:47 PM
Interesting info, thanks for the post! :)

3006
04-01-2013, 1:53 PM
Why would the Government be interested in bring the price of any thing down The everything cost the more taxes we pay.

Spanky8601
04-01-2013, 2:01 PM
Item 5 in the report. 28 million rounds for OPERATIONAL purposes. I wonder what qualifies as operational?

Jida
04-01-2013, 2:39 PM
It's when you are an "Operator" in "Theater" and then some hot chick asks you in hushed tones, "Are you an assassin?" and the lead actor nods his head slowly with steely eyed tears on the verge of spurting out.

scoobyj
04-01-2013, 2:54 PM
DHS uses 20 million rounds per year in "training".

Wherryj
04-01-2013, 3:14 PM
DHS uses 20 million rounds per year in "training".

I've read that they hit as least 20 of the targets too!

penguin0123
04-01-2013, 3:51 PM
http://i.imgflip.com/xujt.jpg

Jim Schatz here is demonstrating the reliability of HK21E. He is not actually DHS.

Cody
04-01-2013, 7:09 PM
...
What struck me is that DHS own figures show they are sitting on almost 2.5 years worth of ammo (at current usage rates - over 260 MILLION rounds).

If they aren't going to use that ammo, maybe Congress should cut them back for a couple of years to use up what they have. 100 million rounds re-entering the civilian pipeline would go a long way to bring down the cost of ammo...


There's a reason they are buying up the ammo and keeping the public from getting their hands on it. To do otherwise would defeat their purpose.

-Cody