February 8, 2013
INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: Why Are The Feds Loading Up On So Much Ammo? “According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That’s sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants. To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, DHS is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.”
UPDATE: Reader Glenn Perreira writes:
Can the delicious irony of this be any better/worse?
At a time when many politicians are telling gun owners “you don’t need all those bullets” in regards to magazines, the government are spending taxpayer dollars to hoard bullets sufficient for 24 year war in Iraq.
I’ll bet they’re not using 7-round magazines, either.