Mar 26, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer
Excerpted from INFOWARS:
The Californian Congressman heading up a group of Representatives who have demanded an explanation for massive ammunition purchases by the government explained yesterday that he feels duty bound to investigate the matter in a time when many Americans do not trust their government.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA), stated in a Fox News interview that he and fourteen other Congressman wrote to the Department of Homeland Security for answers because Americans deserve an explanation for what is a highly unusual situation.
“There is a big mistrust by many many people of their government these days and so when they ask me to check in on this, I think it is my duty as an elected official, as a representative, to get to the bottom.” LaMalfa told host Megyn Kelly.
“These are just questions that we think are appropriate, need to be asked, and they come from the people across the country.” he added.
LaMalfa explained that the DHS’s explanation so far in its purchase of close to 2 billion hollow point bullets has not been acceptable, describing it as “a heck of a lot of rounds of ammunition and for some very dubious-sounding reasons.”
“…people are wondering why, for example, is the Social Security Administration getting almost 200,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition.” LaMalfa said. “What is it about our social security checks and administration that we have guys toting hollow point around with them?”
“If it’s for target practice, there is an awful lot of hollow point going out to these various agencies, that are not appropriate for target practice because they are much more costly rounds.” The Congressman noted.
“So it’s one thing to have the right people go out and do the practice that they need to do, but I think this is certainly worthy of a series of questions because a lot of people want to know.” he added.
“In this time of sequester where everything is a disaster, do they really have that kind of money to be spending on this amount of ammunition? Especially at a time when they are releasing many hardened criminals across the country.” LaMalfa also noted, referring to the recently uncovered strategy to release hundreds of prisoners in order to meet budget cuts.