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Big Sis needs more ammunition – this time for training   James Smith

April 17, 2012


The Federal Government has a hunger for tax money, resources, and ammunition. We reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), led by Janet Napolitano, awarded munitions manufacturer a five year contract for 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, two years after awarding Winchester munitions a five year contract for 200 million rounds .40 caliber ammunition.

This last Friday, DHS officials have put a bid out for even more ammunition, this time for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

The FLETC is headquartered at Glynco, Ga., near the port city of Brunswick, halfway between Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla. and operates two other residential training sites in Artesia, N.M., and Charleston, S.C. However, The FLETC has oversight and program management responsibilities at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana, and Bangkok, Thailand. The FLETC also supports training at other ILEAs in Hungary and El Salvador.

The ammunition requested will be sent to the Artesia site.

According to the Combined Synopsis/Solicitation, the following ammunition is to be delivered by the middle of May:

Item No . Description Qty Unit

001 .22 long rifle, 36 grains hollow point (HP) 5 TH

002 .308 175 grains match boat tail hollow point (BTHP) 1000 EA

003 .45 ACP 230 grains jacketed hollow point (JHP) 500 EA

004 .45 Colt / Long Colt, 25 grains lead 100 EA

005 .300 AAC black out, 125 grains open tip match 250 EA

006 .44 mangnum, 240 grains jacketed soft point 100 EA

007 .44 special, 240 grains lead flat nose 100 EA

008 .22 magnum, 40 grains jacketed hollow point 400 EA

009 .30-30 winchester, 150 grains soft point 100 EA

010 12 GA, # 8 bird shot 400 EA

011 .30-06, 168 grains match 500 EA

These caliber types are consistent with a variety of handguns and rifle, as if they were familiarizing new shooters on a variety of weapons, from .22 caliber to the 12 gauge shotgun, up to 100 rounds of 44 magnum ammunition.

It almost seems they are training “personnel” on how to use weapons that would be in most people’s homes.

Regardless of the reason, if asked they will never tell us the truth and this all falls under the umbrella of “National Security”.

Now don’t you feel more secure?

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