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March 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m. EDT
–ATK Wins Five-Year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for .40 Caliber Ammunition from DHS, ICE –Additional .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with 450 Million Round Potential Demonstrates ATK’s Leadership in Ammunition Manufacturing.
ANOKA, Minn., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — ATK /quotes/zigman/217145/quotes/nls/atk ATK +0.25% announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.
ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions. HST is engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration.
“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, President of ATK’s Security and Sporting group. “The HST is a proven design that will continue to serve those who keep our borders safe.”
ATK will produce the ammunition at the Federal Cartridge Company facility in Anoka, Minn. Deliveries are expected to begin in June.
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com .
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The above is in fact the actual press release from ATK Manufacturing that manufactures the ammunition. My question is this. Why in God’s name does the Obama Administration need 450 million rounds of ammo? I would almost be willing to wager that we did not use 450 million rounds of ammo when we invaded Europe on D-Day. I would bet that holds true for Iwo Jima and the entire South Pacific. What is this administration going to do with that much ammo for pistols? Keep in mind we are talking about hand guns here.
With the Executive Order from March 16, 2012 and the now infamous Defense bill signed on December 31, 2011 that allows the United States Military to be used on American soil in peacetime, I cannot come up with a good answer. The only one I can come to, is in fact what most would call a conspiracy theory. As my grandfather used to tell us like most of yours told you. This is beginning to walk, quack and look like a duck. I do not know about you America, but this old cowboy is getting very nervous.