Last time I checked there aren’t and haven’t been shootouts at the Hoover Dam or Lake Mead so what gives? First off before anyone comes to this agencies rescue the ammo is not for training purposes of 21 officers. The Bureau of Reclamation put a bid in for 41,600 rounds of hollow points and 10,400 rounds of shotgun ammo. Anyone familiar with firearms, target shooting etc knows you don’t purposely go to the range to train for accuracy using hollow points. Yes they can be used for such but generally cheaper round nose (FMJ) rounds are typically used for basic training. Hollow points have one specific job which is to destroy the intended target of the shooter…. They generate a larger diameter to inflict massive tissue damage and blood loss.
We have heard this story before about large ammo purchases by govt agencies. This order is not big but it once again puts a red flag up as to why these agencies within the US govt are arming up. If you’re paying attention to the news then you know something just isn’t right. Call those of pointing these purchases out as conspiracists and tinfoil hat types but you cannot deny this govt buying up ammo and weapons for years for these odd govt departments and agencies doesn’t make sense.
Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts inquiry
by Kyle Roerink | Las Vegas Sun
“….A review of federal procurement records by the Sun shows that the Bureau of Reclamation, best known for its management of Western waterways and dams, solicited bids in June for 41,600 rounds of hollow-point ammunition along with 10,400 rounds of shotgun ammunition.
The agency declined to say how many armed officers work at Hoover Dam and how many security threats it faces each year, but according to a 2008 review of federal law enforcement, the bureau had 21 officers patrolling Hoover Dam.
The bureau’s Boulder City office oversees the agency’s operations at Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a vacation destination that sees more visitors than Yellowstone National Park every year.
The bureau works in conjunction on Hoover Dam security with the Department of Homeland Security, Metro Police and other law enforcement officials. The bureau’s armed officers are “there for the protection of employees, visitors and the dam…” read more