According to Forbes, a request by the Department of Homeland Security for 6 billion rounds of ammunition as sparked theories that this is the beginning of the end of freedom in America. I would argue that the development of the Department of Homeland Security was the beginning of the end of the country
During the height of the Insurgency we were shooting less than 72 million rounds a year. So the 6 billion rounds would be good to conduct a war for decades. So therefore, the theories go, the US government is preparing for armed domestic conflict. In response to these allegations the government mentioned that 15 million rounds a year are used just for training. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center spokes person Peggy Dixon said the large buy allows the US to save money by buying in volume.