Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars.com, reports on Department of Homes Security’s chairman, Janet Napolitano’s, lack of response to New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance’s letter request for a briefing on the one and one-half billion bullets purchased for her organization within the last year.
This purchase would allow the DHS, not the military, to conduct wars for over forty years based on expenditure of rounds in the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars. These were external wars fought in foreign lands not internal operations.
But DHS is restricted by law to concern itself with affairs internal to our country. This suggests that excessive number of rounds would be used on Americans in a war with America.
A group of fifteen congressman had broached the scenario to DHS and were soundly pounced upon for even thinking of this explanation.
Lance said that he would, shortly after he sent the letter to HSD, get to the bottom of this enigma, now.
All that has come from DHS headquarter’s in response to this inquiry is the that the purchases are consistent with its policy of obtaining lower cost by buy in bulk in advance of the need.
The rounds of concern are hollow-points, bullets that collapse upon entering the body, producing massive internal damage. They are twice as expensive as ordinary ball rounds, which are routinely purchased for the military for both training and combat but in far smaller numbers.
Hollow-point bullets are forbidden for use in combat by international treaty. Thus, they would never be purchased by an organization whose intent was military combat on foreign shores.
Furthermore, hollow-points are too expensive to use of training, which can be a high-dollar item.
Janet Napolitano has ignored a letter written by New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance calling for the Department of Homeland Security chief to attend a congressional briefing and provide an explanation as to why the DHS has committed to purchasing more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the last year.
Lance, who first promised to investigate the matter during a Tea Party event on March 15, sent a letter five days later noting how there was “growing public concern surrounding the Department’s procurement of ammunition.”
“He is not asking for Napolitano to testify but to give us a congressional briefing because Congress wasn’t aware of it. It deserves an answer,” Lance spokesman Todd Mitchell told the Daily Record.
Over a week after the letter was sent, Lance’s office has still not received a response, similar to how 15 other members of Congress were stonewalled by the DHS when they demanded to know if the huge bullet purchases were an attempt by the federal agency to restrict ammunition supplies.
Instead of a formal explanation, the federal agency released a glib statement to the media claiming the amount of ammunition purchased was not abnormal, that the bullets were bought in bulk “because it’s cheaper for the agency,” and that the rounds were for training purposes only.
However, the DHS has completely failed to address the fundamental flaw in their explanation. Most of the bullets purchased are hollow point rounds which are twice as expensive as full metal jacket bullets, rendering the claim the agency is buying in bulk to save money redundant.
As former Marine Richard Mason told reporters with WHPTV News in Pennsylvania earlier this month, “We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps.”
Earlier this week, a weapons manufacturer who supplies ammunition to the federal government told the nationally syndicated Savage Nation radio show that the ammo purchases were an attempt to “control the amount of market that’s available on the commercial market at any time,” by forcing manufacturers to hold back stock.
Earlier this week, the DHS put out a solicitation asking for 360,000 more bullets to be delivered to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, the same destination for 240,000 hollow point rounds which were purchased only last month.
Last week, retired United States Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow sent a letter to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) warning that the ammo purchases represent “a bold threat of war by that agency (DHS), and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America.”
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