America, the battlefield – Doug Hagmann & Joseph Hagmann

To gain an accurate understanding of the significance of nearly two billion rounds of ammunition purchased since the DHS began to centralize it’s ordering, it is important to examine the timeline and amounts of the orders.

Retrospective of DHS ammunition orders

Mr. James Smith, a contributing writer to the Activist Post, recently compiled a very informative compendium of DHS ammunition orders since the department was created in 2002. We also reviewed the multitude of orders for the DHS itself, as well as all departments under the umbrella of the DHS. Our figures differ slightly toward the positive than do Mr. Smith’s, although we included additional federal departments in our figures. To avoid unnecessary repetition and as our figures were fairly consistent with his, we will not republish the findings; instead, we will direct you to his well cited reporthere for detailed acquisition orders per year.

To summarize our investigative findings, ammunition orders rose sharply under Barack Hussein Obama and Janet Napolitano beginning in early 2009. During the Bush administration, ammunition orders by DHS totaled about 825 million rounds from 2002 through January 2009 – a seven year period. That number more than doubled to nearly 2 billion rounds as of mid 2012 – a three year period as shown in the chart below (chart indicates amounts ordered per year. Total amounts are cumulative).

To understand the magnitude of the amount of ammunition ordered, we again cite author James Smith who provided an excellent perspective in his article. The amount of ammunition ordered amounts to nearly 6 bullets for every American or enough to fill about 63 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Despite this massive amount of ammunition, we must again note that no one in the media or government is talking about this matter. In our opinion, they should not only be talking about this, but aggressively investigating it.

Additionally, it is important to note that nearly all of the ammunition ordered is not typically used for target practice or for re-qualifying by armed personnel. Hollow points, for example are clearly intended for living targets. This brings us back to the original question not being asked: why is so much ammunition being ordered by the DHS?

America, the battlefield

Concurrent with the large amounts of ammunition being ordered, we see countless armored vehicles under the control of DHS as well as other law enforcement agencies being rolled out on American streets. The Department of Homeland Security as well as other domestic law enforcement agencies are employing the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) within the United States for surveillance and interdiction purposes. These UAVs are not dedicated to the porous southern border, but instead being used throughout the U.S. The DHS has also recently ordered explosives, reportedly for training purposes. But the amount ordered and the other components included with the order do not comport with the stated purpose.

Now, we are seeing the military conducting “urban training exercises” on the streets of America all across the country. We are being told that these are merely training exercises and not to be alarmed by the presence of military troops and equipment as it is merely routine. When, during the course of U.S. history, have we ever seen this before?

Indeed, the continental United States (CONUS) has been named a battlefield through bipartisan support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but in preparation for… what?

For everyone who has been recently awakened or has been paying attention, you already know the answer. At the very least, the answer is becoming more apparent every day.

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