America, the battlefield
By Doug Hagmann & Joe Hagmann
10 September 2012
The issue of ammunition acquisition orders by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been the topic for extensive written analysis and discussion within the “alternative” media. The ammunition acquisition orders have been completely ignored by the evening news, while the retinue of traditional national talk show hosts and news outlets have also appeared to avoid any detailed inquiry or in-depth analysis of this topic. When not being outright silent on this issue, they’ve asserted that these orders were normal and customary, citing training and qualifying purposes. But is this a legitimate explanation? Not according to our investigation, which found the ammunition orders to be “extreme” at the very least and most certainly worthy of concern. First, some historical context.
The Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security was created on 25 November 2002, ostensibly in response to the 2001 terrorist attacks. It has a broader stated mission of preparing for, responding to and preventing domestic emergencies, including but not limited to terrorism.