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At least one branch of the U.S. military is scrimping and saving every bullet it can while the Department of Homeland Security is on a bullet-buying spree.
Marine Corps Commandant James F. Amos blames sequester budget cuts for causing the Corps to have to scrimp and save every bullet.
In a video to Marines, he says, “I ask you to save every round, every gallon of gas, that you take every single aspect, or opportunity, in training to get the most bang for the buck.”
“This is no time to do business as usual. Things have changed. The landscape has changed. I need you to be conservative in the way we do business,” Amos continued.
Sequester cuts do not seem to have slowed down the massive purchase of bullets by DHS. WND bas been closely following the department’s big buildup of ammo, reporting how DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the last year.
Members of Congress are demanding the Obama administration explain why it is stockpiling a huge arsenal of ammunition and weapons. “They have no answer for that question. They refuse to answer to answer that,” said Rep. Timothy Huelscamp, R-Kan.
“I think Congress should ask the department about both of those issues, and I would like a full explanation as to why that has been done, and I have every confidence that the oversight committee … should ask those questions,” said Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J.
DHS has argued that it is buying in bulk to save money, explaining it uses as many as 15 million rounds a year for training law enforcement agents. But the 1.6 billion rounds of ammo would be enough for more than 100 years of training.
Additionally, the DHS is buying hollow-point bullets, which experts say are rarely used for training exercices. The DHS ordered 240,000 hollow-point rounds last month and has now placed an order for 360,000 more rounds.
It’s not just the Marines who are struggling to get by. Even local law enforcement agencies are having a tough time finding...
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she believes the federal government is building an arsenal to prepare for civil unrest if the country goes bankrupt.
And retired U.S. Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow has written a letter to Sen. Jo... warning that “the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America.”
I think if we the people who formed the government should now issue orders to the commandant James F. Amos,of the Marine Corps to go to Homeland Security and do acquisition of the necessary amo he needs to maintain a ready force to defend from enemies within. at least that the way I see it.
We understand your concern boys, being at war with terrorists and all. But priorities are priorities...and Obama & Janet Incompetano are targeting Americans now. So that MUST come first when it comes to stockpiling bullets.
Still, I must ask again. Why is that jackass still in our Whitehouse?
Craig, hes still there because he was able to get enough fraudulent, and mulitiple time voters, as well as ballot box stuffers to get him the votes to win
James F Amos's words are good advice to all of us. There is a storm brewing on the horizon, and whether it blows up or blows over, is yet to be determined.
Marines DON'T RATTLE we do the RATTLING.
and the MSM ALWAYS GETS IT WRONG
also we DON'T WASTE EQUIPMENT but i think the good General is getting his people ready for a SHTF SITUATION.
I really would like to NUKE DC, dammit. Perhaps a tsunami can waltz thru and swamp it back to what it used to be...a SWAMP!
Marines have been around longer than DHS! (from a former swabbie, but many friends were in the Corps)
(think I read 100,000 in DHS) How many Patriots?
And Obama is arming his Muslim Brotherhood.
Lord help us Jesus! We've got to be ready for what's ahead!
AMEN, AND IT NOT GOING TO BE PRETTY BUT WE MUST STAND UP NOW....THIS IS PURE TREASON BIG TIME AND WE THE PEOPLE HAVE NO ONE TO TURN TO.......WHO DO WE TRUST, NOT THE GOVERNMENT AND OUR SERVICE MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE WHO THEY WILL PROTECT.....AND I'M SURE IT'S ''WE THE PEOPLE''......GOD BLESS THEM & GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
WE WILL GET OUR COUNTRY BACK.....