Thursday, March 29, 2012

Enough For One Per Citizen, With a Few to Spare

Department of Homeland Security buy 450 million bullets:
The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer "optimum penetration for terminal performance."
This refers to the the bullet's hollow-point tip that passes through barriers and expands for a bigger impact without the rest of the bullet getting warped out of shape: "this bullet holds its jacket in the toughest conditions."
We've also learned that the Department has an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo. Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they're looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.
 That certainly is comforting.  In other DHS news:

TSA Manager Arrested for Running Prostitution Ring...

TSA Agents trashed hotel room, fired gun from window...

Screener sentenced in child porn case... 

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