According to that hot-bed of anti-war sentiment, Forbes magazine, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. Yes, that’s billion. To give you an idea of how much that is, at the worst of the Iraq war, we were expending less than 6 million rounds of ammo a month, so 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to cover a war hotter than the Iraq war for over 20 years.
But here’s the weird part. This is the Department of Homeland Security we are talking about. So that would be a war fought on the streets of America. What are they doing? Preparing for a coup d’etat? I sure hope not.
DHS is also acquiring heavily armored personnel carriers, although these are leftovers from the Iraq and Afghan wars.