Originally Posted by Fish
Why? Because they needed ammo for numerous departments, and made a deal to acquire a large supply that would last them for over 5 years. It's as simple as that.
Various departments? It was the DHS. There's a pdf link in that link I showed showing their order. Besides, just what do any of the various departments need 450 million rounds of .40 hollow point ammo and the rest of what they purchased for ? Is this a common and routine thing?
And if that is for armed defense, then why do they get to practice self-defense but not the people?
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950