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DHS Arms Itself With 450 Million Bullets

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What does the Department of Homeland Security need with 450 million bullets?  Who are they planning on defending us against?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have made a purchase that is making a lot of people very nervous. Recently they put in for a “indefinite delivery” of an “indefinite quantity” of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK. The two agencies will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over the next 5 years.

The bullets are coming from a Minnesota-company that’s a familiar name to hunters and gun-owners:  Federal Cartridge Company in Anoka.

“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, President of ATK’s Security and Sporting group. “The HST is a proven design that will continue to serve those who keep our borders safe.” ATK will produce the ammunition at the Federal Cartridge Company facility in Anoka, Minn. Deliveries are expected to begin in June.

DHS Purchases 450 Million Hollow-point Bullets | WebProNews.

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