Our Department of Homeland Security has communicated to ammunition manufacturers, querying which ones can provide an order of 2 million rounds of ammunition in a short turnover situation (30-60 days after placement of order). No explanation has been provided for the reason for the short turnaround, and no explanation why DHS needs 2 million additional rounds of ammo on top of the millions they've been stockpiling recently.
There are only two valid explanations.
First, DHS wants to book manufacturing capability, to make sure that those bullets are not available for sale to the general public.
Second, DHS is continuing its buildup of firepower for possible use against the citizens of this country.
Remember - DHS has no interests, tasks, or obligations outside of our borders. They will play no part in armed dealings with another country unless that country invades the United States. ALL other armed dealings with other countries are handled by the US military.
What in the hell are Obama and Napalitano preparing for? Are they seriously worried that they are pushing us so far that it will result in armed revolt?
(The GAO has just begun an investigation into why DHS is buying so much ammo. One hopes for an impartial effort, and one that is not delayed for years by Obama, DHS, and DoJ stonewalling.)
Update - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) agrees. In an interview with Aaron Klein/WABC Radio over the weekend, he stated the following:
“Let’s make sure that your audience out there is aware, Aaron, that our president, Obama, has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America,” Inhofe said. “You know that, everyone knows that. And yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority. And so my feeling is that he’s doing this to buy up [ammunition] so that we can’t buy. Honest, law-abiding citizens here in the United States, like my son, can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.”
Sen. Inhofe went on to explain how he is trying to combat this outrage, through his introduction of the "Ammunition Management for More Obtainability" bill. The crux of this proposed legislation is to restrict the Obama Administration to buying no more ammunition for non-defense purposes to levels maintained prior to His Highness taking power.