POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 4:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 2:25pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — 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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