Ammunition Shortages Coming?

By:  Bob Adelmann
04/30/2012
       
Ammunition Shortages Coming?

The announcement that Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, had been awarded a huge contract to produce up to 450 million rounds of .40 S&W caliber jacketed hollow point ammunition for the Departments of Homeland Security (HSA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made gun owners nervous.

 


 

 

The announcement that Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, had been awarded a huge contract to produce up to 450 million rounds of .40 S&W caliber jacketed hollow point ammunition for the Departments of Homeland Security (HSA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made gun owners nervous.

It wasn’t until April 18th that Mike Adams, the “Health Ranger” writing for his NaturalNews.com blog, noticed the announcement that Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, made back in March that they had been awarded a huge contract to produce up to 450 million rounds of .40 S&W caliber jacketed hollow point ammunition for the Departments of Homeland Security (HSA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). And then he got nervous.

ATK is one of the largest suppliers to the Defense Department with more than 18,000 employees in 22 states including the largest small caliber manufacturing facility in the western world located in Lake City, Missouri. With ATK’s 500 buildings located on 4,000 acres, all Adams could see was trouble behind the contract. He asked: “What does DHS intend to do with 450 million rounds of barrier-piercing hollow point ammunition?” 

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