This is a discussion on Can You Expalin This One................ within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Agencies tamp down speculation over hollow-point ammo purchases | Fox News...
"Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets."
As opposed to non-deadly bullets? I really hate the way the media covers anything firearm related...
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
My concern is that they are wasting high-dollar defensive rounds on the range where cheaper fmj's would suffice.
"When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
You believe that much ammo was purchased for a few to for the practice range............Really ?
Rhetorical question: Does the DOD still buy $600 toilet seats...?
But yes xXx, I tend to agree with you. That amount of ammo is not being purchased for target prractice!
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My son, a federal agent, has to practice often with range ammo, but all quals are done with duty ammo, typically 9mm HPs.
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makes perfect sense for them to qualify with their duty ammo. Its the same reason that when people go to the range, they end with a magazine or two of their SD ammo.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. " - Edmund Burke
Yeah this is all fear-mongering by our side, and has no place is logical debate. I am having trouble finding the article, but the "billion" rounds purchased by Homeland security amounts to around 200 or so bullets per agent, which is coincidentally about the number of rounds they are required to fire per year in training.
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What's the big deal? All of us here in Texas shoot between 5,000 and 10,000 rounds a week. It's the only way we can keep our stockpiles of ammo from getting too big.
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This just means more for me to buy when they trade it in for 'fresh' stuff in a year or so!! Win-win!
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