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Tools of freedom! Er, Tyranny!
Have you heard this conspiracy theory? It's currently very popular in right-wing circles.
Why Does Obama Need 1.6 Billion Bullets? [...]

During the last 10 months, the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, including millions of hollow-point bullets. The department also has purchased 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles, and it has overseen the retrofitting of more than 2,000 light tanks, which, of course, were originally designed to resist the mines and ambushes of the battlefield. Why does DHS need such offensive and defensive firepower?

Wait, is Obama buying the bullets so he can stash them in the White House basement and his Chicago house, or are we talking about the U.S. government agency tasked, for the most part, with protecting our nation against external threats? Because if it's the latter, then that headline is extra stupid.

But no, to the wingnuts, it's obvious that "we [are] watching administration battle plans take shape against American citizens on the streets of Your Town, USA." Sure. That's exactly it.

Either that, or maybe the Department of Homeland Security includes such law enforcement agencies as the Border Patrol, US Customs, the Federal Protective Service (which guards federal buildings, including Congress), the Secret Service, and the Coast Guard—all of which use guns and bullets as part of their regular duties. It also runs the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Target practice uses up more bullets.

Then there's the math. The number of bullets purchased wasn't actually 1.6 billion, it was 450 million over five years, or 1,384 rounds per federal law enforcement agent, or 276 rounds per year, or 23 rounds per month. I blew through way more than that at shooting ranges when I was in the Army. And it was bought in bulk to save money. And those tanks? They aren't actually tanks.

But reality aside, note that the wingnuts are getting the vapors over the US government buying guns and ammo, when they've been claiming that it's our patriotic duty to arm ourselves to the teeth—lest our children get killed or womenfolk get raped. So guns are good, except for the ones that the government carries. Because tyranny.

Heck, even the NRA has told its crazies to chill. But as you'll see below the fold, the crazies don't care.

Obama and the coup d'etat of 2016 anyone?
Anyone? Anyone at all?
Here in Colorado the gun control measures have passed with the help of a Democrat House, Gov., and Senate, as well as a phone call from Biden to push things along.....coincidence?
Nope. All part of the 2016 plan!
The SS Men wore black uniforms with a skeleton's head on their hats, the motto Unsere Ehre heisst Treue on their belts and their symbol was the double S-rune. They had sworn eternal faith to Adolf Hitler and they were his most ruthless henchmen, men often seen as the very personifications of evil. A violent group who rose to power in a democracy and established institutions of legitimized terror.

These masterminds of death were found to be quite psychologically normal. They were men of fine standing, husbands who morning and night kissed their wives, fathers who tucked their children into bed.

But murders, brutalities, cruelties, tortures, atrocities, and other inhuman acts were an everyday occurrence.

Apropos of nothing, I guess.
With the combination of removing firepower from the citizenry and the arming of the Obama Defense Force, Comrade Obama will be set to seize power when the financial collapse occurs. Those who have been loyal will obtain power, and their edicts will be enforced without hesitation or mercy.

No longer will our rulers have to face the humiliation of begging the common trash for votes. Obama will take his rightful helm as the first American Dictator, and all opposition will be crushed along with their families. We will finally see the emplacement of the one man who is truly capable of operating a strict totalitariam regime, and we will all enjoy the blessings of an authoritarian govt who can finally force the people to do what is best.

OMG, that's exactly what's going to happen!
Like the NYPD that needed to shoot 30 rounds to kill one prep that was less than 20' away and wound 9 innocent bystanders, the DHS will need lots of bullets to kill those that are not brown nosing Obama and the liberals.
Exactly like that.
We know what Obama is planning, and it's not good, especially for the American people. This man has nothing but bad intentions for us. If he is stockpiling all these munitions, to no doubt use against the people, shouldn't we be doing the same? I know I will be.
You also "knew" that Romney would win the election.
The question one must ask anytime Obama is involved in it is WHY. My question is always the same though. How can Americans be so blind? HELP, is there anyone out there that can shed some light on my question.
Why would the Border Patrol needs bullets, when it is being grown at the behest of paranoid xenophobic conservatives? WHY?!!? Only explanation is that the president is black.
Where will the Dept of Education store all this ammo, guns and tanks? Will it be safe? I mean what if the wrong group got ahold of these hoards? LoL or IS THAT THE END GOAL ?
The Department of Education is going to store the ammo for the Department of Homeland Security? I would guess school lockers, then.
There is no reason the goverment needs to stock pile that much ammo,and the targets that puts women and childern on them is really going to far..Besides we are broke, why spend the money? Cheaper price? Probally not the goverment can buy them cheap at any time,and don't have to be in bulk..We need to hear the run around that this adminstration is going to put out, because the truth will not be coming, they never come clean on anything. Well maybe on vacations and playing golf, or starving school kids..I hope I'm wrong,but there is only one reason to stock pile this much ammo....
You're hopes are coming true! You are wrong.
Let's have a grassroots effort to turn this stockpile into the "free stuff" for law abiding gun owners. HS clearly doesn't need this huge stockpile and it would be one way to calm the dictator rumor mill. Of course the left, would seriously have a cow.
Free stuff? Sounds like communism.
When you look at a purchase list, it's a good idea to look for an item that doesn't seem to fit. The .357 Sig (which is a necked-down .40 round having no relation to the .357 Magnum) doesn't seem to fit. Has anyone any information as to why the DHS is purchasing this cartridge?
Tyranny. I thought we'd already decided that!
I have no problem with legitimate law enforcement agencies buying ammo for target practice. NYPD is a prime example of how poor marksmanship sends stray bullets all over the place. As for Obama, it only takes 1 bullet, but for political reasons, I prefer natural causes. Viva la revolucion.
Just for political reasons...
The Obama regime and the "progressives" in congress view the constitution as nothing more than a deodorant disk in the urinal of life.

Never forget: A "conspiracy theorist" is someone who notices things without official permission -- and a "terrorist" is anybody who challenges the government's monopoly on violence.

And as proof, I offer up the fact that law enforcement agencies are buying ammo. Case fucking closed!
Question - Why Does Obama Need 1.6 Billion Bullets?

Answer - To attempt to minimize the possibility that at least one member of America's military will dare to honour his or her oath to protect the US from any domestic or foreign enemy such as Barack Obama!

Every servicemember is a traitor oath breaker!
He needs the bullets and guns to keep all the peasants intimidated, obedient and complacent if conditions deteriorate. You don't get a day in court if you are dead. Check out a list of all the Roman Emperors and see how many were assasinated by the Praetorian Guard, the group charged with protecting the emperor. Perhaps our hope for the future lies with the Secret Service? Coup d'etat anyone? Morte ad tyrannos.
Or, you could give winning an election a shot.
Have you sifted through the very convoluted section of the "GIVE" Act that established the "National Civilian Defense Corps"?

Here's a quick synopsis of their recruiting guidelines, but please read through it yourself and write an article (or a few articles) on it. They are intending to recruit inner city youths from single parent homes (you know like the thugs who are rioting and looting at shopping malls across the country), street gang members, juvenile delinquents, and young adults who have aged out of foster care. They will NOT be providing any form of religious services (no chaplains for moral guidance) and will punish anyone who attempts to even hold a prayer meeting in own dorm room at the training "campus". (It originally said camp, but they changed the wording to make it sound less militaristic.)

What do these groups have in common? A psych profile that makes them moldable into remorseless murderers (some of them already are) that will follow orders from their leader without question. They are also expendable. Many of their intended recruits could not join the armed forces, nor legally purchase a firearm due to their criminal backgrounds, but DHS intends to give them body armor, advanced tactical training and selective fire weapons for use domestically. Am I the only one who sees a problem with that?

Yes. You are the only person who sees an epidemic of inner-city youths from single-family households rioting and looting shopping malls around the country.
The time to talk is over. obama and his merry band of scum are a clear and present danger to the United States of America. Congress is ignoring the threat because most of them are just as rotten as barrak. Judges are in the same boat as Congress. Millions of Americans MUST go to DC and present these turds with a continuous presence of plssed off Americans getting in their faces ALL day every day when the Congress is in session. When it's on recess, bug them at home.
You guys tried that already. It was called the Tea Party. Worked great in 2010. Not anymore.
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