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Offline wcr

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DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« on: April 15, 2015, 03:38:56 PM »
Well here we go again. if they can't get the guns and they can not ban the ammo then
they will just try to buy the ammo up and make the guns worthless or
the ammo too expensive to buy.  Looks like time to get our Senators/Reps
to look into this why they need this quantity.  What do you guys think?

http://www.infowars.com/dhs-to-purchase-62-million-rounds-of-ar-15-ammo/

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Re: DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 04:21:20 PM »
To some extent this works in our favor. A lot of what we see is actually seconds. Ammo that does not meet the tight mil spec so they get pushed off on the civilian market or so a friend told me that works at federal...

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Re: DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 04:34:35 PM »
wcr - Info Wars isn't the best news source.  This one looks legit though.

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Re: DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 05:54:22 PM »
Just how many AR15s are they aquiring this for and how many armed employees do they have?

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Re: DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 05:55:57 PM »
Never put too much faith in journalists who refer to ammunition as "bullets". ::)

So 12.6 million rounds a year. Say you divide that by 25,000 officers; it is 504 rounds a year.  A lot for a wicked black rifle???  I wouldn't know. I only own those wood-stocked, bolt action ones that aren't inherently evil.
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Re: DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 08:51:54 PM »
Just how many AR15s are they aquiring this for and how many armed employees do they have?

62,450 employees according to Wikipedia, but many are going to be administrative and technical staff of course. 
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Re: DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 10:50:43 PM »
DHS is not just the TSA.  Customs and Border Patrol, US Coast Guard, FAM's, ICE, lots of federal LEO's under the umbrella of DHS.  I saw the story on Drudge, kinda figured this would come up again.

Thats 63 million rounds over a 2 year period, which is just about enough to ensure that all those who ARE qualified can remain so for another year.
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Re: DHS to Purchase 63 million rounds of AR 15 Ammo
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 09:22:00 AM »
Also note these contracts are not written to purchase X number rounds, they are to purchase up to x number rounds.  So the DHS may by 1 or they may by 12.6 million rounds or anyplace in between, but whatever they buy will be at a set price for 2 years.