The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking to add even more ammunition to their stockpile, and will buy somewhere around 75.1 million rounds of ammo in the coming year.
According to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office, DHS plans to spend $22.7 million to buy an estimated 75.1 million rounds of ammunition. The report says that DHS now has over 70,000 armed officers, and claims the ammunition will be used in “training drills.”
The large-scale purchase comes a year after DHS was accused of trying to manipulate the ammunition market, after placing purchase orders for over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in 2013. At the time, the purchase orders were ten times larger than what the U.S. Army uses on a yearly basis.
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