What is the Dept of Homeland Security preparing for??

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    The Dept of Homeland Security ordered 2,717 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. And that same dept bought 450 million rounds of .40cal hollowpoints.

    Are they expecting something that big?? (to put it in perspective, we have averaging firing 70 million rounds per year in Iraq in an active war - that is all small arms rounds - 5.56, 7.62, 9mm, .45ACP and even 50 cal)
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    The MIC has to be fed or they get cranky, someone got a fat contract to supply a bunch of stuff that is just going to sit in storage, on the other hand, ammo is not ever going to get any cheaper, smart people buy it in bulk.
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    Maybe DHS is finally going to give the Border Patrol adequate equipment to handle the dangers they face every day on the Mexican border!

    Yeah...i know.....no way is that gonna ever happen while Obama's in charge.
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    That’s not going to happen whomever’s ‘in charge.’

    DHS is about politics, not security. It was created to appease frightened citizens after 9/11 and allow the political establishment to say they’re ‘doing something.’
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    Link?
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    Looks like your paranoia got it all wrong.

    Existing MRAPs are being retrofitted.

    Stimulating the Economy 2,717 Big Ass Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles at a Time | MyFDL

    As for the "450 million rounds of .40cal hollowpoints", ATK Secures .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract .

    That's a potential of 450 million rounds. Not the actual amount they are buying.

    And that is what ATK is telling its investors to boost its stock price.

    But notice the disclaimer:
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    Your source is a blog writer? Really?

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