Originally Posted by Fish
It certainly sounds more nefarious when described as "Enough rounds to kill everybody in the country". But it's really not. When compared to how many rounds have been recently purchased by paranoid idiots afraid of the government, it doesn't seem so scary. And again, those are numbers for a 5 year contract on an as needed basis. And that's simply the upper limit they can purchase over those 5 years. It's been done this way in the past too, but nobody seemed to mind then.
And the DHS now consists of quite a few different departments. Some of them would require large quantities of ammo. Here's just a few of the departments under DHS:
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
United States Customs and Border Protection
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
United States Coast Guard
United States Secret Service
That's nice. I guess they were out to begin with, right?
And personally, I'm investing in reloading. I guess that makes me an economical paranoid idiot.