DHS Spends $4.5 Million on Gun Parts From Manufacturer
March 12, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security have not only been purchasing billions of rounds of ammunition, riot gear, armored vehicles, MREs and other supplies that could be used during a martial law scenario, but they are now contracting Sig Sauer, a gun manufacturer, to provide gun parts.
In a solicitation dated March 7th of 2013, for the next 5 years Sig Sauer “and all its authorized distributors” will provide DHS with common gun parts that would break easily, such as “springs, slides and other moving parts.”
It is estimated that this procurement will cost $4,500,000 over the 5 year contract.
Through the necessity to train more individuals, DHS has demonstrated through solicitations that their desire to monopolize the gun manufacturing industry is foremost to securing an advantage over a yet identified combatant.
In January, reports of ammunition shortages began to surface. As DHS stockpiles in what appears to be preparations for . . . something, police departments nationwide began facing ammunition shortages with back orders scheduled without a set date of delivery.
Police Chief Terry Sult of the Sandy Springs Police Department in South Carolina said: “It affects our ability to be prepared. It affects the potential safety of the officers, because they’re not as proficient as they should be.”
Media reports said that this shortage was caused by citizens purchasing guns and ammunition at astronomical rates in recent weeks. Police departments are concerned about having to enact plans for rationing their ammunition.
It has been observed that Americans are purchasing guns at an astronomical number in response to the Sandy Hook shooting and the plans of the Obama administration to revoke the 2nd Amendment. Magazines for AR-15 guns are on back order with manufacturers.
Hormady Manufacturing Co., the largest bullet manufacturer across the globe, released a statement last month explaining that “the current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours. Empty retail shelves, long back orders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites — all fueled by rumors and conjecture — have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items.”
The ammunition shortage is a push-and-pull of stocking shelves that are immediately emptied, then retailers restock those shelves only to have them emptied again in a short amount of time. This does not allow that the supply meet the demand and gives a constant perception that there is a shortage.
Explaining this self-serving prophecy is the fact that manufacturers did not have the need to increase facilities or production prior to the sudden rocketing sales of guns and ammunition just before the re-selection of our Communist-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
The most recent solicitation DHS made for 240,000 hollow point bullets has made quite a stir in the alternative media.
Last August, The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service has solicited ammunition that is supposedly needed for target practice. In this instance, the amounts of hollow point bullets, 12 gauge rifle slugs, and other accessories are smaller than DHS has requested through other federal agencies.
DHS previously ordered more than 63,000,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point bullets (JHP).
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a solicitation for 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W JHP.
The Social Security Office has also made a solicitation for 174,000 rounds of .357 hollow point bullets.
DHS just solicited for 2,717 Mine Resistant Protected vehicles from Navistar Defense. The MaxxPro Dash DXM “is built to withstand ballistic arms fire, mine blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats.”
This vehicle can “deflect IED blasts away from the vehicle” and is recommended for combat conditions such as seen in Afghanistan.
While DHS stockpiles these protective vehicles, they have previously placed a solicitation by way of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) for 700 pounds of High Density Ammonium Nitrate and 700 pounds of A-5 Flake RDX. With the delivery date scheduled for August 31, 2012.
Meanwhile at the University of Rhode Island, Jimmie Carol Oxley who is a chemist and professor while also funded by the DHS conducts experimental projects with her students to analyze IEDs from manufacturing to various “terrorist scenarios” that these diverse explosives could be used for.
Oxley has worked with many governmental agencies, such as the FBI, NSF, and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) National Research Council (NRC); as well as written over 80 papers on “energetic materials (explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics). She has worked on law enforcement issues [with the FBI simulating the World Trade Center bombing (1993), with FEL examining large fertilizer bombs, and with ATF studying the behavior of pipe bombs]; however, her main research interest is hazard analysis of energetic materials.”
On a 2,200 acre site, Oxley and her students take IEDs constructed in the lab and detonate them to “see what happens.” They use chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide to study how chemical additives can reduce or exacerbate the effects of a home-made bomb. Most of Oxley’s students go on to work for the DHS specializing in criminal and terrorist investigations.
In September of 2012 Illinios hosted the Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct a presentation on IEDs. This demonstration is an extension of the FBI’s National Improvised Explosive Familiarization (NIEF) initiative “designed to raise awareness of the use of common chemicals to produce IEDs.”
The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association (IFCA) are an organization that assists and represents “the crop production supply and service industry while promoting the sound stewardship and utilization of agricultural inputs.”
The NIEF was created in 2007. They are “an intelligence-driven and a threat-focused national security and law enforcement organization” that becomes involved with local and state law enforcement with regard to terrorist and intelligence threats.