DHS orders 62 million more rounds of .223 Remington ammunition

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Customs and Border Protection is looking to contract for 62 million rounds of .223 Remington to fulfill a contract supplying 12.3 million rounds per year for five years.

A part of the Department of Homeland Security, the agency wishes to use the ammunition for training and qualification purposes only in posts throughout the nation, including the territories of Guam, the Mariannas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii.

DHS has also issued Requests for Proposals for supply of 25 million rounds of 12 Guage and 24 million rounds of .357 Sig for a total of 2,118,002,000 rounds of various types – enough to kill about 30 percent of the world’s population. Experts estimate that at the rate of 5.5 million rounds per year expended during the Iraq war, it’s enough to supply the Armed Forces for a 32-year war.

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