Skip to comments.Congressman To DHS: You’re Going Through 1,000 More Rounds Per Person Than The Army
Posted on 04/26/2013 11:17:44 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah-3rd District) had serious questions for DHS representatives on Thursday. Fox News reports:
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their massive bullet buys.
It is entirely inexplicable why the Department of Homeland Security needs so much ammunition, Chaffetz, R-Utah, said at a hearing.
The hearing itself was unusual, as questions about the departments ammunition purchases until recently had bubbled largely under the radar on blogs and in the occasional news article. But as the Department of Homeland Security found itself publicly defending the purchases, lawmakers gradually showed more interest in the issue.
Chaffetz questions were about waste and accountability. He was able to structure a solid line of questioning based upon the fact that DHS is requiring 1000 more rounds per agent than the United States Army requires for one of its soldiers:
Chaffetz, who chairs one of the House oversight subcommittees holding the hearing Thursday, revealed that the department currently has more than 260 million rounds in stock. He said the department bought more than 103 million rounds in 2012 and used 116 million that same year among roughly 70,000 agents.
Comparing that with the small-arms purchases procured by the U.S. Army, he said the DHS is churning through between 1,300 and 1,600 rounds per officer, while the U.S. Army goes through roughly 350 rounds per soldier.
He noted that is roughly 1,000 rounds more per person.
Their officers use what seems to be an exorbitant amount of ammunition, he said.
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AS I understand it, DHS has a 5 year contract with a cap of 1.6 billion rounds to be delivered.
Those orders are not in place.
They just have a contract that reserves their right to order that amount of ammo over 5 years.
I have not seen what they have on order, but SOMEONE is buying all that ammo up.
The shortage is real.
If we impeach Obama (and that is unlikely without the senate)
All we will do is make this ***hole a political martyr.
Again, It is best to work to change the balance of the Senate and to reinforce the Congress.
Let Obama own all of this crap and lean on your representatives.
Obama may muck us around for another 3 years via executive orders, but I can ride that out.
Every new department is a monster...Dept of Energy, EPA, Dept of Education, DHS. Dept of State was infiltrated in the 30s by communists who influenced a generation of foreign policy in favor of the soviets. Dept of Commerce is useless. What is really worthwhile in any of them?
The shortage is real, but the cause of it is
“oh, there’s a shortage of ammo, I need to buy all I can when it gets to the shelf”
“why are the shelves always bare?”
I remember when Bush started Homeland Security. All the agencies you listed were on their own and information was not being shared. Homeland Security was created as a hub where all information from the various agencies was collected and shared. Eventually, the key organizations below were added to Homeland Security to administer:
Key Organizations, A-Z
Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT)
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Management Under Secretary
Operations Coordination Office
Science and Technology Directorate
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Secret Service
” Again, It is best to work to change the balance of the Senate and to reinforce the Congress.”
With what? The Republican Party has gone liberal. Good luck finding candidates with the balls to take on the tyrant and his gang.
A mega dittos bump!!
Thanks for taking the time to write that.
Good luck stopping Obamas entrenched henchmen with impeachment.
Clean out the nest.
I aint buying it while there is shortage.
I’m not either.
I’m just not going to shoot it up as much.
Well, I’ll tell you what’s coming. The left is in a complete uproar to legalize same sex marriage, give amnesty and voting rights to the illegal aliens and also restrict our guns. They’re also clamoring for more Muslims in positions of power which means Sharia Law. And some turncoat GOP-e RINOs are working with them and helping to sway the public. Obama is going full bore on his promise to build a civilian army just as powerful as the military. For whatever stupid reason, the left thinks Obama is their Messiah. And he’s giving them everything they want. After the 2014 elections, they will be pushing wall-to-wall for an amendment allowing Prince Obama a third term. They will do all in their corrupt power to see that the Demoncrats win big in 2014. Obama is delivering for them so they will get the democrats the majority in both houses in 2014 him elected again in 2016, then it’s Katy bar the door. America will be doomed.
He must be impeached for high crimes and treason and impeached NOW before 2014!! The demoncrats must be stopped in their treasonous tracks!!
Another thing, Obama has demonstrated over and over again that the constitution does not apply to him. He violates it daily and no one in congress dares do anything about it. NO BACKBONE, NO BALLS!
He and his demoncrat minions will not give up easily. Even if they can’t get the constitution amended, they’ll just ignore it, twist it, or otherwise go around it just as they are every day on a host of other issues, and the GOP-e will refuse to lift a hand. One way or another Obama will stay in office and set himself up as a dictator. History repeats itself.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. Our children are not born with the knowledge or will to fight for freedom. It must be instilled within them. Ask yourself why the left has removed the real lessons of history from our education curriculum and why and for how long have they been preaching to them about the glorious peaceful utopian world of borderless, godless docile socialism. No borders, no nations, no God, no sin, no guns, no war, no violence, equal wealth distribution, no worry, no hunger, no profit mongers, etc, etc, etc.
Their time has arrived. An entire generation has been indoctrinated.
Never, ever surrender your guns!! It’s coming.
Well.. that's kinda what we've got 'em for ain't it? ;-)
I have cut back on shooting and am using the cheap russkie surplus when I do.
I may look to black powder to scratch my itch if they don’t ban that LoL
It may be time to buy a lead furnace, some molds, and learn to make percussion caps.
The 8th annual TCMS is coming up in just over a month.
I will be shooting 7.62x54R and 5.45x39 Russian.
Maybe a some .22
It might just come down to it. Especially if in 2014 the house goes to the Leftists. You’re right about pushing Obama going for a third term. That has already been floated by the commies.
It’s 1930’s Germany all over again Boss.
“You have nothing to fear! Honest!”
And yet, the signs wee all there despite the attempts to hide it and allay fears.
The screaming came later.
By then, people were too afraid to speak.
Take a deep breath and wait for the whites of their eyes.
They managed to kill one of the Boston bombers with just 200 rounds.
I’ve scaled back myself.
Might not even bring the AK to the shoot unless I find a deal on 7.62 X 39.