Federal, non-military agencies, have purchased enough ammunition recently to not only shoot every American five times, but also engage in a prolonged, domestic war. The numbers are based on recent reports that put the total federal ammunition buy in the last 10 months at approaching two billion rounds.
Let’s put some perspective to the amount of ammunition our non-military federal government now owns. According to national talk show host Mark Levin, “experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, the [Department of Homeland Security] is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war. A 24-year Iraq war!” Why?
Why does the federal government, tasked with homeland security, possess so much ammo? Do they know something we don’t about an impending conflict that, size wise, that will be 24 times that of Iraq? Interesting question that should be answered.
I called my two Senators to ask just that question. Given out current deficits (over $125B per month), why are they arming federal servants at such a rate? As excepted, the did not to have an answer. But I will call, write, and email ever week until I get something other than, “we are looking into it.” Maybe you should call your representatives and asked these questions too.
UPDATE: March 25, 2013