DHS Ammunition Stockpile: Over A Dozen Congressmen Demanding Investigation


Just a couple of days ago, I reported on two congressmen who were demanding that the Department of Homeland Security explain their solicitations of 1.6 billion bullets for purchase. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Representative Timothy Huelscamp (R-KS) both want answers to why DHS needs to be purchasing that much ammunition, seeing that they are a domestic agency. Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) along with 14 other House representatives have written a letter to DHS wanting to know what the Federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition and whether or not they are doing it deliberately to restrict the supply to the American people.

That's right friends. With the main stream wanting to poo poo this story, it is finally making its way to House Representatives and there are finally voices calling for accountability.

"The extraordinary level of ammunition purchases made by Homeland Security seems to have, in states such as my own, created an extreme shortage of ammunition to the point where many gun owners are unable to purchase any," LaMalfa wrote in the letter.

LaMalfa pointed out that there are spending cuts, which I've pointed out are not any real cuts, across the board, so he wants to know why nearly 2 billion rounds of ammunition, enough for a 24 year war, were being solicited by DHS. "In light of these developments, the lack of transparency and questions that have been raised pertaining to these purchases," Representative LaMalfa asked the following of DHS:

  1. For what purpose is the Department of Homeland Security purchasing over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition?
  2. How many rounds of ammunition does Homeland Security currently have in its possession?
  3. Is the current level of ammunition purchases by the Department in line with previous levels of ammunition purchases made by the Department?
  4. In response to inquiries into these purchases, why has the Department redacted, blacked out, or classified certain sections of its solicitations that had been previously available to the public?
  5. Are these purchases being conducted in a manner that strategically denies the American people access to ammunition?
  6. How much has Homeland Security spent purchasing ammunition within the last year when it was clear the department was likely to face a budget cut? Please include planned expenditures for current bid solicitations in this figure.

The letter was signed by fifteen members of Congress, including LaMalfa.

Not only has this hurt law enforcement, as some have had to restrict their use of ammunition, as well as how much police officers are allowed to carry, but it has led for an increased demand in the marketplace. With that said, we must take into account how the market works. Part of the reasons for ammunition and gun availability is due to citizen's run on both following the 2012 elections (and yes, the numbers are clear that fraud was committed, but is anyone doing anything about it?).

The Congressman and his staff were traveling Thursday and according to his office they are back in California, so he was unavailable to comment himself to Freedom Outpost.

Rick Greco, who is a Redding Gun shop owner, said he was troubled by "panic buying" due to proposed gun legislation. "Gun control (talks) have the reverse effect," Greco said. "They say they are going to try to protect us by taking our guns away. It doesn't make sense. All that does is it fuels the sense that 'I better buy now because I might not be able to later.'"

While the Federal government said last month that the munitions purchases for Homeland Security that are to be purchased over the next four to five years are for law enforcement agents that are training and on duty, LaMalfa is suspicious, as we all are with this administration.

The Federal solicitations to purchase ammunition are known as "strategic sourcing contracts." These help ensure a low price for a large purchase.

One thing that should not be overlooked in all of this is that Barack Obama did say that he thought he should have a "civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded" as the military. Take into account that Obama's DHS graduated its first group of FEMA corps, reminiscent of Hitler's Brown Shirts, back in September, 2012.

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  • Dave Bowman

    As usual no one will actually do anythig about anythng, they will talk about it to make us feel better, but nobody will do a thing, and as usual the only ones to suffer will be the general population, not the ones doing the talking.

  • goddad

    What about the 2400 urban assault vehicles. Are they checking that also?

  • klesb

    So, where are the other 530 signatures?

  • Jonathan Carruthers

    Interesting that the Congress is finally waking up to this. I wrote my Congressman (Robert Hurt (R) 5th District - VA and asked him to raise the question as to why the DHS is arming for war; he sent me a nice form-letter about how he's carefully watching how tax dollars are being spent. I sent him another request asking him to address my original question - why is the DHS arming for war? His response was even more to the point - UTTERLY NOTHING. I told him in my correspondence that I would share his response with others, so here it is:

    NOTHING

    So now other Representatives are asking the question instead. I am very embarrassed to have voted for someone who feels it appropriate and proper to ignore the concerns of his constituents. The absence of his name from the list of those asking this important question is glaring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Horton/1377132904 David Horton

    Let us keep talking and do nothing about Obumba and his commie take over!!!!!

  • afanaglenn

    Never mind. They are now saying they didn't do it. They keep lying and getting away with it, particularly Obama, the nazi muslim marxist fag.

  • tvfrank dominic

    They(OBAMA 's Goverment) will never overcome Americans.He thinks he can create a civil war.No way.We will make him eat the 1 billion rounds of amunition,one by one.One thing that he didn't bank on......GOD is on our side.

  • Ontherightintampa

    BE ASSURED - As this outlandish order is filled, it is being placed in "a large number" of well-hidden" and "well-guarded" ammo holding facilities. I'm sure they are all centrally monitored, and each one is able to be completely destroyed so that CIVILIANS would have no chance of "grabbing even one of the stockpiles".

    Likely they are not great distances from large population centers; Logic would dictate that that ease of distribution to places that might need this ammo would be close by; secondly, that the "self destruct" materials might be powerful nuclear devices so that these 'population centers' could be made harmless very easily.

    I wonder what ever happened to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. EVEN MORE SO - I wonder what happened to America....

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.lynn.940 Jacqueline Lynn

    Too limited in scope, to much wiggle room. Ask why Hollow Points for "target shooting"; there are far cheaper alternatives. Why are non-enforcement departments like HUD, The National Weather Service, The Department of Education etc, etc also buying up billions of rounds? Why the thousands of Light Armored personnel Vehicles being placed around the country? Why more than 800 FEMA DETENTION CAMPS ALL ACROSS THE U.S.A.? WHY THE PLAN FOR THOUSANDS OF SPY DRONES IN OUR SKIES? If you are going to start asking questions ask the right ones of the right people!

  • Knife10

    My congressman's name better be on that list. His staffer's limp dick response to my questions about the DHS actions didn't make me very happy. He can be sure I'll be following up our little conversation about his staffer's non answer.

  • g..man

    strictly theater to show americans somone cares. there should of been press confrence outrage last year when these facts broke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adrian-M-Fitzpatrick/1313627925 Adrian M. Fitzpatrick

    Glad to see that Congress is finally getting involved with DHS on this issue. It has been cooking for some time. If the lunatic fringe is so enamored of gun control, why are they not concerned about why the DHS is buying so much ammo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Whitfield/100002738915761 Billy Whitfield

    Try and find the home address of all DHS, FEMA, & TSA in your area. They start something against us and our families, there will be an Open Season on their families also. So sad to see our country being divided and uproots, all because of an Illegal Foreigner in the Oval Office who none of our Congress have the Balls to Investigate or Confront. We are lead by Cowards!

  • Michael G.

    We don't need an investigation. It's easy to see what DHS is up to. They plan to turn these weapons on the people no matter if the people react with a protest or not. That's how they'll try to subdue us; the threat of harm against our families. The response would be sharp, and wide-spread. Then that's all they'll need to attack us generally.
    Hide and Watch...

  • metheoldsarge

    I will believe it when it actually happens. This will go the way of Fast and Furious.

  • KY republican

    I have read the 50 or so comments below. It saddens me to think our country has come to such a division. We are going to face some very trying times soon. I hope our congress, House of Reps and the Military leaders have an understanding of the direction to take what is left of this great country and put it on a path of recovery. May God save us all