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Secretary Napolitano and the DHS need an intervention

I believe that Secretary Napolitano has an addiction to ammunition buying: Signs of shopping addiction include the inability to stop oneself from making purchases, conflicts with loved ones over expenditures and lying about shopping.

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Secretary Napolitano and the DHS need an intervention



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Credit buying is much like being drunk.  The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift…. The hangover comes the day after.  ~Joyce Brothers

Shopping:  The fine art of acquiring things you don’t need with money you don’t have.  ~Author Unknown

Shopping is a woman thing.  It’s a contact sport like football.  Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.  ~Erma Bombeck

Secretary Napolitano really should read more Erma Bombeck, she may learn something about herself.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) put in the third solicitation of this year for more ammunition on March 18, for 360,000 rounds of 165 grain .40 caliber S&W jacket hollow point (JHP) rounds.

Today, the winner of the contract was announced, and Garcia Enterprises, a frequent awardee of ammunition contracts was the winner. They receive $105,490.80 for the ammunition, or at a steal of a deal at only 29.3 cents a round.

I believe that Secretary Napolitano has an addiction to ammunition buying:

Signs of shopping addiction include the inability to stop oneself from making purchases, conflicts with loved ones over expenditures and lying about shoppingWhile many people love shopping, people who do so compulsively do it despite negative consequences, such as going deep into debt, says Jon Grant, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, which houses a clinic for impulsivity disorders. “They might get a lot of enjoyment from buying the item, but by the time they get home they’re uninterested. . . . It’s not about the acquisition of the item itself, it’s about the experience of acquiring it. They get a rush from it,” he says. Kimberly Palmer, US News and World Report

This contract award comes days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one of the largest buyer of ammunition, that they did not have sufficient ammunition for training – even though hundreds of millions of rounds have been contracted for purchase. From the National Border Patrol Council website:

Why is there an ammunition shortage? Why can’t Border Patrol agents get enough ammunition to maintain proficiency, especially at a time of increased cross-border smuggling and illegal activity? Where is all this ammunition going?

According to financial information provided by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) purchased 36,475,000 rounds of ammunition at a cost of $12,255,040 for FY 2012, with plans to purchase more for FY 2013 at a cost of $12,528,146. In total, Secretary Napolitano plans to spend $37,263,698 on a variety of ammunition for all agencies under her control this year. As of November 20, 2012, CBP had 94,404,329 rounds of ammunition in its inventory. DHS had 263,733,362 rounds available.

With all of the ammunition purchases, let’s learn something about this particular type of round.

The .40 caliber round is a 10 millimeter round, which is slightly larger than a 9 mm round and smaller than a .45 caliber (11.43 mm).

Learn more with the following stories:

The internet is filled with comments as to the legal use of hollow point rounds, and they are legal to use in combat. Most people will wrongly state that their use is outlawed in the Geneva Convention, but it was the International Peace Conference at The Hague that the use of expanding bullets were discussed. The ammunition’s forerunner was banned in 1899, and a portion of that ban is shown here:

“Declaration on the Use of Bullets Which Expand or Flatten Easily in the Human Body” adopted at the First Hague Peace Conference of (29 July) 1899 which states:

The Undersigned, Plenipotentiaries of the Powers represented at the International Peace Conference at The Hague, duly authorized to that effect by their Governments,

Inspired by the sentiments which found expression in the Declaration of St. Petersburg of the 29th November (11th December), 1868,

Declare as follows:

“The Contracting Parties agree to abstain from the use of bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope which does not entirely cover the core, or is pierced with incisions.”

The present Declaration is only binding for the Contracting Powers in the case of a war between two or more of them.

It shall cease to be binding from the time when, in a war between the Contracting Parties, one of the belligerents is joined by a non-Contracting Power.

The United States only conceded to this, but did not sign.  Where the U.S. did commit to was the Hague Convention IV of 1907, Article 23(e) of which Annex states:

“…it is especially forbidden –

To employ arms, projectiles, or material{sic} calculated to cause unnecessary suffering;”

The US’s observation of the Convention meant that ammunition used by troops would be solid ball ammunition. However, in 1985 the rules of combat changed with an opinion written by Judge Advocate General, written by Col W. Hays Parks, Chief of the JAG’s International Law Branch, for the signature of Major General Hugh R. Overholt, which stated:

“…expanding point ammunition is legally permissible in counterterrorist operations not involving the engagement of the armed forces of another State.”

In October of 1990, Col. Parks, at the request of the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and coordinated with the Department of State, Army General Counsel, as well as the Offices of the Judge Advocates General of the Navy and Air Force wrote a Memorandum that concluded:

“The purpose of the 7.62mm “open-tip” MatchKing bullet is to provide maximum accuracy at very long range. … Bullet fragmentation is not a design characteristic, however, nor a purpose for use of the MatchKing by United States Army snipers. Wounds caused by MatchKing ammunition are similar to those caused by a fully jacketed military ball bullet, which is legal under the law of war, when compared at the same ranges and under the same conditions. (The Sierra #2200 BTHP) not only meets, but exceeds, the law of war obligations of the United States for use in combat.”

And again in 1993, an opinion by Col Parks allowed the U.S. Special Operations Command to use a Winchester 230-grain JHP for issue with its H&K-manufactured Mk 23 Mod 0 pistol.

The website, Shooting Illustrated, developed a graph to demonstrate the differences between the Hornady Critical Defense 9 mm JHP round, versus the Hornady Critical Defense .40 cal S&W JHP round:

Gelatin Testing

Load

Gun

Barrier

VEL

PEN

EXP

RW

Critical Defense 9 mm 115-grain

K

None

1,040

13.5

.535

115

T

None

1,066

13.5

.544

115

T

4 x denim

1,084

14.5

.556

115

T

16-gauge steel

1,120

26.5

.355

135

Critical Duty 9 mm +P 135-grain

*

None

1,115

14.0

.581

135

K

None

1,052

19.0

.498

135

T

None

1,086

17.5

.512

135

T

2x denim

1,082

19.0

.490

135

T

4x denim

1,082

17.5

.490

134

T

16-gauge steel

1,102

25.5

.355

135

Critical Defense .40 S&W 165-grain

S

None

1,124

15.5

.624

164

S

4x denim

1,086

8.8

.512

164

S

16-gauge steel

1,086

24.0

.400

165

Critical Duty .40 S&W 175-grain

*

None

1,025

13.5

.577

174

S

None

994

17.5

.512

173

S

2x denim

992

20.0

.515

173

S

4x denim

998

25.0

.400

175

S

16-gauge steel

1,006

26.0

.400

175

  • Velocity (VEL) measured in fps and was recorded 4 feet from the muzzle prior to gel-block entry. Gel blocks were placed at 3 feet and;
  • Penetration (PEN) was measured in inches to the nearest quarter inch.
  • Expansion (EXP) measurements represent the average expanded diameter of the recovered bullet in inches and the recovered bullet weight, and;
  • (RW) was rounded up to the nearest grain.
  • * = Advertised performance per Hornady website.
  • Temperature: 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Guns are indicated as: Kimber Solo Carry with a 2.7-inch barrel (K), Smith & Wesson M&P with a 4.25-inch barrel (S) and TriStar C100 with a 3.9-inch barrel (T).

Now what would it look like when it strikes your body?

 

 40 S&W 165 gr. FTX –  After Striking Heavy Clothing

After a bullet enters your body, the damage continues for 8 inches, more than enough to damage all the major organs, causing certain death without prompt medical care. Put your finger onto your abdomen and then ask yourself, “What lies behind here that could make me bleed to death?”

This is why we should worry about an out-of-control woman hell-bent on buying up ammunition for some unknown Quixotic mission to drive fear in the hearts of her fellow Americans. And like Quixote, Secretary Napolitano may suffer from, “various conditions from paranoia, persistent delusional disorder, and folie à deux to a ‘healthy reaction to a mad world.’ ” and therefore desperately needs an intervention before it’s too late.

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James is a father of four and grandfather to four cute little bugs. He and his wife Beautiful Gorgeous, of almost 30 years, have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 3 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. When his wife discovered he had chickens (about 2 weeks after he bought them) she nearly left him! However, his charm won her over to them, although she does not interact with them.

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• Currently works a corporation dealing with the disabled population and their benefits
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• Former Corrections Officer – worked in medium and minimum security prison
• Former sub rosa or “covert” disability insurance fraud investigator
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o Recorded hundreds of hours of tape in bars, restaurants, ball games observing and recording people who have filed fraudulent insurance claims.

His formal education includes:

Radar and computer electronics
Bachelor of Science degree, with minors in biology and neuroscience.

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James is a father of four and grandfather to four cute little bugs. He and his wife Beautiful Gorgeous, of almost 30 years, have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 3 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. When his wife discovered he had chickens (about 2 weeks after he bought them) she nearly left him! However, his charm won her over to them, although she does not interact with them. He is the host of The Covert Prepper Show heard on Saturday evenings. All shows can be heard and downloaded from the Prepper Podcast Radio Network. His work experiences include: • Currently works a corporation dealing with the disabled population and their benefits • US Navy enlisted for 6 years • Former Corrections Officer - worked in medium and minimum security prison • Former sub rosa or "covert" disability insurance fraud investigator o Designed and converted vehicles for investigations o Recorded hundreds of hours of tape in bars, restaurants, ball games observing and recording people who have filed fraudulent insurance claims. His formal education includes: Radar and computer electronics Bachelor of Science degree, with minors in biology and neuroscience. Contact Information Website: http://TheCovertPrepper.com and http://www.prepperpodcast.com Email: James@TheCovertPrepper.com Skype: JamesSmithTCP Youtube: TheCovertPrepper Twitter: @CovertPrepper

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