by James Smith
30 March 2012
The recent story I found about 450 million rounds of hollow point .40 cal rounds that Homeland Security wants to purchase is not the first time that DHS has requested millions of rounds.
It seems in August of 2009 a demand for 200 million rounds, spread over 5 years (2009-2014) was won by Winchester Ammunition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winchester Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.
The load selected for this contract is a 135-grain, hollow point designed for the office of Field Operations of Customs and Border Protection. It will fall under the Winchester Ranger line.
But because firearms are just one part of a well kept militia – there is other evidence of possible shenanigans. This request for 15,000 gun cleaning kits for .40 caliber weapons was issued in July, 2011:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a firm fixed price requirement to procure the following:
Section B Schedule of Supplies and Services
CLIN 0001 40 Caliber Pistol Cleaning Kits to Include the following:
1 Each -Gun cleaning brass rod, loop style handle with 8/32 female Threads, 6″length
1 Each – Brass patch loop 8/32 male Thread’s
1 Each – ½ Oz. shooters choice FP10 Oil
1 Each – Double ended cleaning brush nylon bristle
1 Each – Silicone Cloth
1 Each – .40 Caliber bronze bench rest style brush 8/32 male
1 Pack – Cotton flannel cleaning patches
Packaging – appropriate kit bags, no display tubes, no labels.
Quantity: 5,000 Each
F.O.B. Destination – Shipping to three locations:
1.) Atlantic City, NJ 08234 (Qty. 2,200)
2.) Artesia, NM 88210 (Qty. 600)
3.) Coppell, TX 75019 (Qty. 2,200)
Ah, so we have 200 million rounds, plus 450 million rounds, and 15,000 gun cleaning kits. So all you need are the firearms!
Not so fast. On March 16th of this year, the DHS has issued a request for firearms simulators. Here is an image of what they consider a threat:
It looks like a person in a non-threatening posture. You can find the PDF here. And the caliber of choice? .40 caliber.
So the big questions are:
Why are 650 MILLION .40 caliber rounds needed? The interesting point is that these ammunition purchases are done in 5 year blocks. It breaks down to this:
2009 – 40 million rounds
2010 – 40 million rounds
2011 – 40 million rounds
2012 – 130 million rounds < – Election year!
2013 – 130 million rounds
2014 – 90 million rounds
2015 – 90 million rounds
2016 – 90 million rounds <- Election year!
Why are 15,000 .40 caliber gun cleaning kits needed
Why is a training simulator needed if you are purchasing 650 MILLION rounds?
Why are the targets in the simulator appear to be passive targets?
Whatever the reason is, it won’t be good enough. Our rights are being risked by this madman in office. Remember to vote in November. It may be your last chance to ever vote as a free person.