When Investor’s Business Daily is asking questions, you know there is an issue…
“The extraordinary level of ammunition purchases made by Homeland Security seems to have, in states such as my own, created an extreme shortage of ammunition to the point where many gun owners are unable to purchase any,” LaMalfa wrote in the letter.
While lower-level officials talk to the press, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano apparently doesnt want to tell Congress herself the reasons for these purchases.
“They have no answer for that question. They refuse answer that,” Congressman Timothy Huelskamp R-Kan. told reporters recently, adding, “They refuse to let us know what is going on, so I dont really have an answer for that. Multiple members of Congress are asking those questions.
“Homeland Security has acquired a number of Mine Resistant Armored Protection MRAP vehicles which have been retrofitted for possible service on the streets of the U.S. They were formerly used for counterinsurgency in Iraq. These vehicles are specifically designed to resist mines and ambush attacks.
As we noted in a recent editorial, DHS is also seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56-by-45-millimeter NATO “personal defense weapons” — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians.
If there are plausible explanations for all this, some congressmen would like to hear them.
Maybe DHS can answer Congress questions in a series of bullet points.