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What thoughts do TEDster's have regarding plausible reasons why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is purchasing major firepower?

Here are two recent procurements made by Secretary Napolitano (my former governor) presumably to meet her department's strategic needs: 1.6-BILLION cartridges for .40 caliber and 9mm firearms; 2,717 MRAP's (Mine Resistant Armor Protected motorized vehicles) retrofitted for DOMESTIC (aka Homeland) use. Advances in taxpayer funded Technolgy and Design are meant to enhance our society, right?. . . right?

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18 possibilities mentioned by respondents:
For use in Syria (1). To protect and serve citizens (1). A pre-sequester spending spree (1). No problem at all (2). To stimulate the economy (1). To match forces with armed citizens (4). A conspiracy against citizens (1). Just good purchasing policy (2). Preparing for chaos after economic collapse (2). Marshall Law (2). To drive-up metals markets (1).

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    Mar 8 2013: Not to be cryptic, but, "there's no honor among thieves" comes to mind. Trust seems to be lacking big time in this country. Guns'll save us. Or at least keep those in line who we need kept in line, says the pot to the kettle, or rather the (ruthless, lobbyist) corporation to the government. Ha.

    You amass those kinds of weapons when you're preparing for something. Big. You don't just spend money like that for "insurance". Trust, there's plenty of insurance cavalry and ammunition already out there. You do that kind of roundup when you're expecting something. Domestic. Please excuse my one-word sentences. Apparently I find they bring home points.

    Bless us all :)

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