Members of Congress Begin to Question Large Scale Homeland Security Ammo Purchases

Frank Simms

Activist Post

In the last year and a half the Department of Homeland Security has purchased upwards of 2 billion rounds of ammunition that many believe will eventually be used within the United States and on the American people.

The alternative media and even a few select mainstream reporters have heavily questioned these purchases and theorized about their actual purpose, with many coming to the conclusion that there is simply no other explanation as to what DHS has planned other than confronting some sort of massive civil unrest.

More recently, over a dozen Congressman have either individually demanded answers from the DHS or have signed onto a letter calling for an investigation into the ammo buildup.

On Friday March 15th, New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance, speaking at a Morristown Tea Party Organization meeting, was asked about the Homeland Security ammo buildup by a concerned citizen.

In response to the question Lance called for Congress to immediately get involved and demand answers from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

I think Congress should ask the Department about both of those issues and I would like a full explanation as to why that has been done and I have every confidence that the oversight committee should ask those questions. 

Congress has a responsibility to ask Secretary Napolitano as to exactly why these purchases have occurred.

Less than a week later, during an interview with We Are Change reporter Luke Rudkowski at the annual CPAC convention, Congressman Timothy Huelscamp revealed that DHS had actually refused to provide multiple Congressmen with any information on their massive ammo buildup.

They have no answer for that question. They refuse to answer that.

I’ve got a list of various questions of agencies about multiple things. Far from being the most transparent administration in the world, they are the most closed and opaque.

They refuse to let us know what is going on, so I don’t really have an answer for that. Multiple members of Congress are asking those questions.

Now, under the backdrop of Congressman Lance calling on Congress to investigate and Congressman Huelscamp claiming that they have already been ignored, fifteen Congressmen have now signed a letter to the DHS demanding answers.

The letter, signed on March 5th, is clear in its call for answers to their questions which include why the ammo is being purchased and whether or not it has anything to do with trying to restrict the supply available to the public.

A recent article by the Record Searchlight highlighted the letter about the ammo buildup (which they called a “rumor”) and the California Congressman who helped write it.

The stockpiling rumor — as a means to control firearms and ammunitions — has spread to sitting members of Congress, including the north state’s 1st Congressional District’s Doug LaMalfa.  


“The extraordinary level of ammunition purchases made by Homeland Security seems to have, in states such as my own, created an extreme shortage of ammunition to the point where many gun owners are unable to purchase any,” La Malfa wrote. 

Clearly the topic of DHS buying billions of rounds of ammunition is important to many Americans despite attempts by corporate media to claim that it is merely a rumor or that it has been debunked. (A lone comment by an annonymous DHS official is usually their only source.)

The American people must continue to demand answers and push their Congressmen and Senators to do the same, for the fact remains that Homeland Security has purchased enough ammunition to wage at least a 20-year war on the populace.


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