Privacy4Patriots Applauds Lawmakers’ Questioning of DHS Regarding “Massive” Bullet Buys

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Lawmakers are increasingly questioning the Department of Homeland Security regarding its large purchases of bullets. Privacy4Patriots supports this line of questioning and urges DHS to fully explain its usage of the ammunition it purchases.

Privacy4Patriots agrees with lawmakers who want the agency to account for its usage of ammunition.

According to Fox News, lawmakers including Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah questioned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this past week over what the Congressman calls “massive” bullet buys.

Chaffetz, the chair of one of the House of Representatives oversight subcommittees, said that DHS currently has more than 260 million rounds of ammunition in stock, representing approximately 1,000 rounds more per person than the U.S. Army. Some lawmakers have asked if large DHS ammo buys are preparation for potential civil unrest or are attempts to cause ammunition shortages.

Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer for DHS, said that the department is not stockpiling ammunition, nor is it trying to create an ammo shortage in the U.S. But with DHS acknowledging that it purchases approximately 100 million rounds of ammunition per year and with ammo shortages being reported, Privacy4Patriots agrees with lawmakers who want the agency to account for its usage of ammunition.        

Privacy4Patriots is the publisher of an upcoming report on how to protect one’s privacy. The company believes that an artificial strategy for limiting the ammunition that U.S. citizens could purchase does not serve the nation well.

Check out this Privacy4Patriots blog post to learn about a previous large DHS bullet buy that one radio talk show host called “an arms race against the American people.”

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