The Department of Homeland Security is about to purchase 62 million rounds of the ammo for AR-15 rifles just weeks after liberal congressmen were forced to back down in their push to get the M855 bullets banned.
According to Infowars, the DHS is trying to close a deal with a company that is set to provide them with 12.6 million rounds of the .223 Remington ammo per year for five years.
The purchase is meant “to achieve price savings over the current .223 Rem duty ammunition,” the solicitation explained. The .223 Remington ammo is one of the most popular rifle cartridges.
This news comes just weeks after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms launched a campaign to ban the m855 bullets, claiming they are “armor piercing.” The backlash against this was so swift that the ATF was forced to back down, and former ATF head B. Todd Jones handed in his resignation.
Democrat congressman Steve Israel called the ATF “cowardly” for giving up and swore he would revive the campaign, but it doesn’t look like that worked out so well for him…