Many have asked the DHS why they seem to be stockpiling ammo and many more have speculated as to why. Most either get no answer or get an unsatisfactory one. Senator Tom Coburn(R-OK) wrote a letter last year and asked and he got a response he posted here –

It isn’t just the amount of ammo, it’s the type as well as items such as armored personnel carriers. As this Forbes article pointed out, it’s enough ammo to fight the Iraq War over 20 times here on the streets of America.

Is it all just for training? Does the DHS foresee extended periods of extreme civil unrest coming in the future? We may get our first test starting this Friday, November 1st. That’s when the SNAP stimulus funding expires. From

Food stamp recipients face a massive benefit cut set to kick in when stimulus funds expire Friday. The nationwide cut “is equivalent to about 16 meals a month for a family of three,” according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis using the USDA’s “Thrifty Food Plan.” CBPP called the roughly $5 billion annual cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program “unprecedented” in “depth and breadth.”

“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon Monday. Purvis said that the looming cut would mean about 76 million meals “that will no longer be on the plates of the poorest families” in NYC alone – a figure that outstrips the total number of meals distributed each year by the Food Bank for New York City, the largest food bank in the country. “There will be an immediate impact,” she said.

Now, Purvis may be right on the riots but then she gets confused Nancy Pelosi style when she says this.

Purvis added that cutting food stamps was “not even good business sense,” because each dollar of food stamps infuses over $1.70 of spending into the economy.

Once again the liberal lunacy kicks in. If we can truly get a multiplier of 1.7 by redistributing tax revenue toward welfare programs, then why aren’t we allocating all of our discretionary budget monies toward them? Screw the debt limit, tell Bernanke to crank up the money printers and let’s turn trillions into quadrillions with the best economy ever!

Boy, it isn’t just the economic benefit, look at all the lives it would save by preventing the DHS from mercilessly mowing down Americans in the streets rioting due to their food stamp cuts.