Thursday, February 7, 2013

Why is DHS buying billions of rounds of amunition?

By Donald Sensing

Update, Feb 11: I have posted a major correction to this post. The quantities stated below are in error. The actual contract amount is 240,000 rounds, not 21.6 million. Full explanation on my Feb. 11 page, click here.
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Why? At the link to the original site, we read,
The federal agency’s primary concern is now centered around thwarting “homegrown terrorism,” but information produced and used by the DHS to train its personnel routinely equates conservative political ideology with domestic extremism. 
A study funded by the Department of Homeland Security that was leaked last year characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. 
In August 2012, the DHS censored information relating to the amount of bullets purchased by the federal agency on behalf of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, citing an “unusual and compelling urgency” to acquire the bullets, noting that there is a shortage of bullets which is threatening a situation that could cause “substantial safety issues for the government” should law enforcement officials not be adequately armed.
But we should not discount that for years the Left has promoted the idea of disarming Americans by controlling the availability of ammunition for civilians. 
On Jan. 2, DHS awarded a contract to 
...Evian Group Inc., an organization that was formed just five days before the announcement of the solicitation [in December]. 
As James Smith documents, Evian Group seems to be little more than a front organization and doesn’t appear to have any real business assets, a genuine physical address, a website, or even a phone number.
So not only is the DHS stockpiling decades of war's worth of ammunition - which means literally centuries of DHS usage - it's doing so through front companies that come into being to collect the contract checks and presumably disappear once the checks have been written. The real questions here are who owns or controls Evian Group and what is his/their connection to the Democrat party?

Again the question, Why is DHS buying all this ammo? Here are the answers I propose in order of my preference of accuracy:

1. To transfer enormous sums of money to politically-connected or -useful individuals. In other words, the massive purchases are just old fashioned, money laundering graft and corruption. It sure would be useful to know how much Evian was paid for the ammo, because my guess is that Evian's controllers are buying the ammo from manufacturers at discount, then marking it up at least 40 percent to sell it to DHS.

What ultimately happens to that 40 percent markup? It goes two places: the bank accounts of Evian's controllers get half and the other half is funneled through shell-corps, bogus non-profits and established foundations, finally to the Democrat National Committee and Democrat campaigns and causes.

2. To reduce the supply of ammunition available to ordinary Americans.

3. To shoot right-wing domestic "terrorists," although honestly the purchases so far exceed what might be remotely be needed for that even if these presumed terrorists ever, you know, actually started terrorizing, that I can't imagine this is much related to the reason for the purchases.

No, this is looting the public treasury, pure and simple, to keep the Democrat party in power.

Update: Rantburg writes about this, too, and some interesting stuff in the comments, such as:


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