Lately, the various online survival forums have been quite actively discussing several news accounts of different government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and even the Social Security Administration, purchasing millions of rounds of ammunition and other supplies.
Naturally, there have been several different theories posted about these massive orders. The two most common ones are:
1) What with all the different agencies that fall under the Department of Homeland Security, there are thousands of agents who are armed. Because they carry weapons, they need to be certified on a regular basis, which requires the use of practice ammunition. Further, they routinely switch out their ammunition and magazines and need new to replenish.
2) They know something they aren’t telling us.
Now, to that second point, there are various sub-theories. One of the ones I’ve heard quite a bit is that they feel there is a brewing race war that is going to blow up sometime soon. A close second is that it isn’t really a race war but a class war, with the have nots finally getting fed up and taking it out on the haves.
Personally, I don’t have nearly enough facts to make a clear decision on what’s going on. But, I know many preppers and survivalists have their pucker factors cranked to 11 right now.
What do YOU think is going on with the ammo purchases?