Neal Barton's POV

More ammo for the Feds

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POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 5:33pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 3:25pm

This again.

I covered this on Friday and today was prepared to speak about what's going on in Cyprus.

But, more reports out today about what appears to be an ammo hoard and East Texans who contacted me are angry.

The bullets continue to stack up while there are no answers given from the Department of Homeland Security or the Administration.

It's already been reported the Department of Homeland Security bout 1.6 billions bullets, many of them hollow points.

Now, there are new reports out today citing government records. The government has bought 360,000 more rounds.

You guessed it, hollow points. The good stuff.

A solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities website details the DHS' plan to purchase 360,000 rounds of .40 caliber 165 grain, jacketed hollow points.

Although the DHS has attempted to explain its mammoth purchase of ammunition by claiming the bullets are being acquired in bulk to save money and that they are for training purposes only, this has been disputed by reputable voices such as former Marine Richard Mason, who 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."

Hollow point bullets are almost twice as expensive as full metal jackets, therefore the DHS' explanation that it is buying huge quantities in bulk to "save money" doesn't make sense.

Reports state concerns about the apparent arms build-up are growing, with retired United States Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow sending a letter to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) warning that the ammo purchases represent "a bold threat of war by that agency (DHS)."

I wish we could get the government to tell us what is going on.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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I also purchased several thousand rounds of 762x39, 9mm,357 hollow point,22cal and more about 11 months ago to save money. Glad I did as I should have enough to last till I am dead and gone leaving some for my family. We enjoy shooting every month or so and really do not care what others think. I dont use 911 since it takes an average of 23 minutes to respond, My 357 magnum travels 2500 feet per second and no matter where I hit them it will be a mess but it will not happen again.

ammo is going around here at double the price each sale, gun shows are crammed, WalMart is out of ammo...hollow points are only for anti-personelle,etc.hoarding is happening in E.T..
If you are not close to actively, interested gun people: the newspapers won't headline it.
Gun licensing, ammo. counting( look at even .22 shells...new numbers stamped),threatened seizures, of guns, newly armed IRS agents( 120 in concealed carry classes),
You don't need 'black helicopters...you are ignoring facts!

My POV is that this reporter needs to stop recycling his old columns and report the news.

I suspect DHS has been warned the Obama administration will try to tax savings accounts, IRAs, 401s, 403s, and well just anybody's savings account like the Cyprus government did. THAT will cause riots, big riots here and unlike the Cypriots, there are alot of guns in the U.S. and most people here really don't like state sanctioned thief.

Hence the purchases of armored cars, ammo, bullet proof vest, etc...

They already have the entire means.
P58-59 in the Health bill says that they can remove any & all money in any account with notice or askance for any reason.
This is the law that the dems passed & is already the LAW that the Supreme court said was Constitutional

If WE try to thwart this We are the lawbreakers!!!
I agree with you though about the rest.

Most of the rest of this is to" keep us quieit & calm"

The Truman law was implemented during Truman administration. 'You can hide from the

Follow the money I did and foud out that unlike what charline Charlie says, it is not the Jews, African Americans or Mexicans that are involved. I found out where our tax bucks stop and it is all on Charles' (Charline) Lone Star Card , Medicade Card His/Her Government issued EBT Card and his George W. Bush Welfare cell Phone.

Dumber than dirt Don, you need to get a grip.

I don't understand your problem Neal, why must you press Homeland Security for an answer? If you were to merit a response from Janet Napolitano she would tell you that every taxpayer can get their fair share of the ammo, one bullet at a time. The bigger question is; WHEN do they plan to give it to us ?

The government will never tell you what is going on, but I have an idea that you have a gut feeling and you don't like what you suspect. Thus the anger by those that have contacted you. They suspect their government is turning on them. There is no other logical conclusion.

Yes Katie, our enemy is within.

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