August 2, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration posted a market survey on the General Services Adminstration website today.
“The purpose of this questionnaire is to obtain information on commercial industry capability to satisfy U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Requirements for .357 SIG caliber training ammunition,” the post states.
.357 SIG is billed as preferred pistol ammo by law enforcement and is lauded for its “stopping power.” The Virginia State Police report that attacking dogs have been stopped dead in their tracks by a single shot, whereas the former 147 grain 9 mm duty rounds would require multiple shots to incapacitate the animals, according to The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery.
Infowars.com has reported on numerous bids put out by the government for various weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition.
In July, we reported on a Department of Homeland Security plan to buy Colt LE901 rifle system. “The 901 is much more than your typical assault rifle,” notes the Prepper Podcast Radio Network website. The weapon will allow “the DHS/FEMA foot soldier to go from an assault rifle to picking off ‘terrorists’ at a distance by only changing the upper receiver.”
In June, FedBizOpps.gov listed a “Personal Defense Weapons Solicitation” issued by DHS calling for 5.56x45mm NATO select-fire firearms “suitable for personal defense.” The due date for the solicitation is mid-October of 2012
In April, we reported on the DHS awarding contracts to a munitions company for 450 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition. Prior to this, the feds awarded Winchester a five year contract for 200 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.
“I could understand if the U.S. military was ordering ammunition in this quantity. When you fight wars you can go through ammunition very rapidly,” the American Dream blog commented following the extraordinary purchase. “But the Department of Homeland Security is only supposed to be shooting at people very rarely.”
Also in April, Paul Joseph Watson reported on the DHS purchasing bullet resistant guard booths. “The purpose behind the bullet proof booths is unknown, but the DHS has publicly announced that it plans to increase the number of unannounced checkpoints manned by TSA VIPR teams and other federal agents beyond the 9300 that were set up last year alone,” Watson wrote at the time.
“It looks like DHS and the feds are gearing up for something big. A growing chorus of urgent voices are warning that the economy will finally implode this year and the result with be social chaos,” we wrote in July.