Back on Februry 7th I speculated…
If you are the government, and you want to hamstring gun owners whom you object to, why not buy massive quantities of ammunition to both drive up the price and corner the supply? If no one else can get it or afford it, you–by default–not only have more of it, but command a level of policy control without the need for the public pursuit of actual policy.
And with that in mind, is that why the Department of Homeland Security just ordered another 21.6 million rounds of ammunition?
Three days later, on Breitbart, AWR Hawkins is wondering something very similar…
However, I do believe they know these massive ammo purchases are driving supply down and prices up, and that’s generally a good thing for an administration that doesn’t think people ought to be able to own guns to begin with.
Think about it this way–although reports indicate DHS had 1.6 billion rounds stockpiled as of spring 2012, they recently ordered over 20 million more.
If I’m stretching the story at least the company will be good.