Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Never Apologize To The Rubes, Never Explain

Because there's no explanation for having the peons pay for their subjugation.

DHS won't explain its order of 450 million hollow point bullets

"After 9/11, the United States government created the Department of Homeland Security to prevent future acts of terrorism and deal with other domestic issues. Now in order to keep doing such, the agency is asking for 450 million hollow point bullets.

The DHS has signed off on an “indefinite delivery” from defense contractors ATK that will include, for some reason, nearly 500 million high-power ammunition for .40 caliber firearms. The department has yet to discuss why they are ordering such a massive bevy of bullets for an agency that has limited need domestically for doing harm, but they say they expect to continue receiving shipments from the manufacturer for the next five years, during which they plan to blow through enough ammunition to execute more people than there are in the entire United States.

“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS,” reads an official statement from Ron Johnson, ATK’s president of Security and Sporting, who adds that his group will also be giving up weaponry to the DHS subdivision of ICE, or Immigrations and Custom Enforcement.

While ammunition itself seems not too unreasonable of a request by a major federal entity that emphasizes domestic durability and safeguarding the country from coast to coast, the choice — and quantity — of its hollow point order raises a lot of questions about future plans for the DHS. ATK says they won their contract with the US government by being able to provide them with 450 million HST bullets, which it describes as “the next generation in high performance duty ammunition.”

This has been in the news for a number of days and I think it needs some expansion.
For one thing the extraordinary amount of rounds isn't so extraordinary when you factor in all the practice that agents go through. It really is incumbent for shooters to practice with carry ammo to get used to what you may have to fire, however most of us don't have the resources to buy that expensive stuff. Apparently the fascists have unlimited taxpayer funds.
Another thing is the allusion to hollow point bullets as if they're really special, magically lethal products, like that Black Talon craze twenty years ago. They aren't. They're commonplace.
One more interesting thing is just the mention of .40 caliber and not the actually more common .45 ACP, 9mm, or even the government's favorite .223 rifle ammunition.
I'd really like to know how many rounds of those guys were ordered.

added - It looks like DHS isn’t the only ammunition hog in the United States


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