As has been reported, the Department of Homeland Security has been buying large amounts of ammunition over the last year, along with 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles. The total amount of ammo purchased come to a little over 2 billion.
While the typical explanation for the purchases is that the rounds are for training, the unusually large amount, coupled with the rounds being hollow points, which are not typically used for target shooting, many remain suspicious of the department's stockpiling of ammo.
Shortly after attention began to be drawn to the purchases, the DHS blacked out information on a solicitation. Blacking out information on a government document is illegal without permission of Congress or for national security reasons.
It now appears as though the DHS has once again censored information on a solicitation. Paul Joseph Watson reported on Friday that the DHS has blacked out information on a solicitation for a five year, $1.5 million no-bid contract with firearms company Remington for firearms replacement parts.
Citing an "unusual and compelling urgency" due to the ongoing ammunition shortage throughout the country that might cause "substantial safety issues for the government," the DHS blacked out information in four sections of the solicitation. The first is the list of how much money will be paid to Remington per year; the second is how many firearms the DHS will be purchasing; the third is how the firearms will be distributed throughout the country; the fourth, Watson writes, "pertains to the government's reluctance to purchase a 'complete firearms replacement system,' instead of using Remington firearms."
Speculation abounds as to why the DHS has ordered so many rounds, with the main belief being that the department is preparing for civil unrest. According to one source, the DHS is expecting this unrest to occur this summer.
To add to the speculation, the department recently purchased "No More Hesitation" paper targets depicting typical Americans with guns, including a pregnant woman, a young mother with her child, a young boy and an old man in his home.