The Worldnutdaily is promoting and republishing material from Alex Jones’ InfoWars website pushing this ridiculous conspiracy theory that the Obama administration is purchasing massive amounts of ammunition to use against American citizens.
While the Department of Homeland Security continues to ignore members of Congress demanding to know why the federal agency is engaged in an apparent arms build-up, the DHS has just announced it plans to purchase another 360,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition to add to the roughly 2 billion bullets already bought over the past year.
A solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities website details the DHS’ plan to purchase 360,000 rounds of “Commercial leaded training ammo (CLTA) Pistol .40 caliber 165 grain, jacketed hollow point.” The bullets are to be delivered to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, the same destination for 240,000 hollow point rounds which were purchased only last month.
But DHS has not ignored members of Congress on this issue. They have replied to requests for information and that information has satisfied even the wingnuttiest members of the Senate, like Tom Coburn:
In its letter to lawmakers, the agency explained that it regularly purchases ammunition in bulk to save money and noted that “the 1.6 billion number was misleading because the language of DHS’s purchase said it would need ‘up to’ a certain amount.” That letter came a month after DHS offered a detailed justification of its purchase to Coburn in February, who later claimed that he was satisfied with the reply.
As Krauthammer explained to Fox News viewers on March 22, “Senator Coburn who isn’t exactly a liberal said number one the amount of ammunition is less than in previous years. Number two, it’s about a tenth of the ceiling that the DHS has allowed,” he said, adding, that the ammunition is “being used for the training of agents like the border security agents who have to go to the range a lot and stay sharp.”
“I hate to disappoint the conspiracy theorists, they’re gonna have to come up with something new and they will,” he concluded. Apparently, his fellow Fox News hosts and producers are still coming up short.
When you’re pushing a story that is too much even for Tom Coburn, Charles Krauthammer and Fox News, you might want to rethink your position. But their credulous readers are lapping it up:
Manufacturers need to cut them off. They’re preparing to use that ammo against us while most people can’t buy any to defend themselves. I smell the rat in the white house again…
The training they’re referring to consists of shooting the slow and unruly Americans so that they get good enough to hit the quick and unruly. Anyone who works for DHS had better decide now whether or not they are going to shoot and kill Americans and just “follow orders”, or if they are going to decide to tell their superiors, “HELL NO! We’re not going to shoot Americans nor violate their rights. It’s time that you superiors stood trial in front of the American people for treason.”…
They better buy as much they can. We are going to have terrorist attacks these next four years. They will be Mumbai style attacks all across the U.S. Start praying saints, Islamic locust are coming…..14 The Lord of hosts has sworn by Himself:
“Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts,
And they shall lift up a shout against you.” Jeremiah 51:14…
What have they stockpiled now, one bullet for each of us, fifty times over? Can only imagine what evil these demons are planning…
He’s right, he can only imagine it. And even when it never actually happens, he’ll believe that his imagined horror has occurred.