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Is Mainstream Media Biting The Bullet For Homeland Security

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Another example of media and governments false illusions dates back to 2003 when mainstream news claimed there was solid evidence for a link between Iraq and al Qaeda. Most of us believed that investigators had all but confirmed the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. How did the true situation in Iraq become so grossly distorted in American minds? Falacy promoters like CNN.

Average Cost Of 1.4 Billion Rounds

Another point that mainstream media is not addressing is the cost of these bullets, specifically hollow point rounds, which are more expensive than standard bullets. And, the feds have admitted that they are using the higher cost bullets even for training and qualifications. Research available for the cost per hollow point bullet averages out to be 0.24 cents. This is a .40 caliber round which is the bulk of the DHS order. (Some cost more -- less) Standard rounds average out to be .19 cents per round.

If my math is correct, 1.4 billion standard bullets (not JHP) at .19 cents apiece is approximately $266 million. And 1.4 billion JHP rounds at .24 cents apiece is $336 million, which is almost half a billion dollars. The difference in estimation between standard issue and JHP is approximately $70 million. If true, this represents a gross misapplication of funds that should be investigated by a Congressional Hearing, especially if DHS is just stockpiling ammo.

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Mainstream media has no problem writing about Social Security's purchase of 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets and a "type-o' that caused 46,000 rounds to be sent to the wrong agency. But, they won't write about the BIG PICTURE of why DHS needs over 1 billion rounds of ammunition. Some corporate media want to play a "shell game" by diverting the American public from the real issue with a replacement topic of far less importance. They are intentionally taking aim at the least likely danger we face and discrediting the real possible threat by sweeping it under the rug.

On the surface, it appears the media is actually condoning the feds use of the deadly hollow point bullets. They actually try to explain away a bullet that has been outlawed by the Geneva Convention 42 years ago because it causes extreme damage to the human body. It takes some nerve to ask us to believe this ammunition is safer for the general public because it has the ability to stop when they hit an object as opposed to going through it and striking more objects.

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Here is another thing mainstream is leaving out, according to retired Army General Jerry Curry; during the Iraq War, the Army ordered 70 million rounds of ammunition per year. That was during a war!  Homeland Security ordered up 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition in 2012. What war are they planning?

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