Alexander Higgins Blog, Mar. 23, 2012
Just days ago news hit wires that the Department of Homeland Security had entered a contract to purchase 450 million rounds of .40 Caliber ammunition, which is more than one bullet for every man, woman and child in the United States.
ATK Awarded Contract to Supply 450 Million Rounds of .40 Caliber Ammunition to the Department of Homeland Security
ATK has secured a major Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity deal to supply up to 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition to the Department of Homeland Security. The 1 year contract with four option years comes at a time when many Americans believe that DHS, along with certain aspects of the military, will soon turn their sights on the American people during some sort of martial law scenario.
That report was quickly followed by reports that the government is buying out all ammunition from military surplus stores who have reportedly been instructed to cease sales of ammunition to the public. Now the famous firearm manufacturer Ruger has announced they are ceasing sales of firearms claiming they have been hit with a massive 1 million orders in January and February alone. Here is the official statement from Ruger:
"Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders."