BostonEMT: untaken_name: Yes, but do they need enough hollowpoints (which are action rounds, not target rounds) to shoot every American three times? Really?I agree that they need to clarify what the rounds will be used for - but I'm not too scared just yet. You act as if they're going to line up all the willing americans and off'em. If you're implying that thats a LOT of ammo - which in the civilian sense, it is - but in a "military sense", it isn't.If you're going to go down "that path" and fear that DHS is going to over-run the civilian population, i encourage you to look at the ratios of rounds per kill in the last few wars. In Vietnam, it was 200,000 rounds of ammo per enemy combatant killed. so 1.6 billion rounds pencils out to 8,000 deaths (in a military combat situation). and thats assuming no rounds are used for practice or qualifying..../maybe they need to start taking some notes on chicago/L.A./NYC gang bangers.
BravadoGT: propasaurus: So, back during all the furor in the aftermath of the movie theater shooting, gun rights supporters were telling us that one guy buying 6,000 rounds of ammo is not something that should raise a red flag; it's perfectly reasonable for one person to have that much ammo.Now, a government agency buying 46,000 rounds of ammo is cause for concern and indicative of some deep dark government conspiracy.But if 6k rounds is an appropriate amount for one person, maybe the NOAA is just buying ammo for 8 guys. No big deal.Why does the NOAA need any ammo?
Triumph: ourbigdumbmouth: There has been an awful lot of ammo orders recently. DHS, now this.I just wonder how this compares to previous years.Maybe they're just stockpiling like the tea party are.On a completely unrelated note, I wonder how the Syrian rebels are getting all that ammo?
Kittypie070: Would you conspiracy nutters all just go choke to death on a nice can of cream of bullet soup now?
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