James Smith, Contributor
Put this in the “I don’t believe it” file, but something unusual has happened. The Department of Homeland Security /Immigration Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE) has CANCELLED their request to purchase 176,000 rounds of .308 hollow point boat tail ammunition. According to an email that was passed onto me, Harry at the Federal Service Desk stated that a notice could be cancelled for a variety of reasons.
This isn’t the story of one man writing an article and the government folding. This is the story of one man writing one article, and according to Google, about 56,000 resulting links for the search string, “More sniper ammunition being ordered by DHS. Who are the targets”.
At my end, I found thousands of people that read the article, and many shared it either on a social website, or in an email to a contact. Major alternative media websites like Prison Planet picked up the story and pushed it further along the blogosphere. No matter how you cut it – the story went out and people read it.
There are a few reasons why the DHS may have cancelled the notice.
The first is a cancellation that will result in another solicitation. This occurred with the Transportation Security Administration solicitation for 1,400 pounds of high explosives. They requested the explosive under one solicitation, cancelled it, and then reopened a solicitation and finally awarded it to a former employee’s firm. The cancellation took place last Thursday, so it may still be reopened.
The second reason is much more sinister: Black book.
Government agencies can operate in secret, and their purchases are sometimes called black book purchases, or purchases that are kept secret from the eyes of the general public. While they may not have an unlimited budget, they do have unlimited secrecy from folks like you and I.
And the third reason, and prayerfully the case, is that sufficient light was thrown onto the solicitation. There is an old phrase, “The Light of Knowledge dispels the Darkness of Ignorance”. I truly hope that this to be the case. Once ICE saw that everyone was aware of what was going on, that someone made a phone call and put the kibosh on the deal.
Have no fear ICE and FLETC has ammunition to loan you. And they still have to provide enough ammunition for your “training” needs.
And besides, ICE is asking for 7,000 new machine guns, and they don’t have the ammunition for their new toys, so hundreds of millions of rounds will STILL be needed for purchase.
And the average American is still worried if little Honey Boo Boo will grow up to be like her mother, and not worried with the choke hold that being put on the Constitution and their freedoms.
Priorities have rarely have been as skewed as they are now.
This article first appeared at Prepper Podcast Radio Network.
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James is a father of four and grandfather to four. He and his wife of almost 30 years have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 2 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. He is a former corrections officer, insurance fraud investigator, and he served in the Navy for 6 years. He currently works for a corporation dealing with the disabled population and their benefits. He is the host of The Covert Prepper show and the Prepper Podcast Radio Network News, both heard on Blogtalk Radio.