U.S. Homeland Security is preparing for an all-out â€œAmerican Springâ€ rebellion and has bought 1.2 billion bullets for counterterrorist snipers with an additional 200 million bullets yet to be purchased.
The new purchase is for .223 rifle ammunition, plus another 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliber bullets.
â€œIt is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling,â€ James Smith Prepper Podcast was quoted as saying.
â€œAll of the sniper grade ammunition is being used by trained, or in-the-process-of-being-trained snipers,â€ wrote Smith. Adding up the number of lethal bullets tallies a potential 135,384 kills for the snipers, based on U.S. Army and Marine figures from the Vietnam War, when soldiers used 1.3 rounds of ammunition for each verified kill.
Homeland Securityâ€™s purchases of the huge arsenal â€œare both worrying and ironic given that Americans are being harassed and treated with suspicion for buying a couple of boxes of ammo at their local gun store,â€ Watson wrote.
Government officials have refused to comment.
Nearly half a billion rounds of ammunition purchased last March expand on entry into a body to cause maximum wounds. The large number of bullets raises questions if such large quantities are needed only for training.
In addition, 750 million bullets can penetrate walls.
The Homeland Security purchases are in addition to a controversial 174,000 bullets purchased by the Social Security Administration and reported by mainstream media, which has largely overlooked Homeland Securityâ€™s huge arsenal or has considered it a result of paranoia.
However, the U.S. Army has been preparing for rebellion in the streets, and a Military Police training manual, entitled â€œCivil Disturbance Operationsâ€ describes how to suppress riots and kill civilians when confronting â€œdissidents." The manual states, â€œWarning shot will not be fired,â€ Watson reported.