Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Ellen Gwynne

    Ellen Gwynne said, over 3 years ago

    Sell it back to the military!

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yep, Lisa, how ’bout those 33 NEW departments BUSH created to form “Homeland Security” in ADDITION to the ones we ALREADY HAD!

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The Homeland Security ammo purchase sounds like a lot, except it’s a 5 year contract. They are not actually stockpiling ammo.

    The purchases come out to 667 rounds per year for each person who carries a gun for routine duty. Let me ask the people who are gun enthusiasts: does this sound like far more than they should need if they are spending regular time practicing & training at a target range?

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Where did you get your 667 rounds per year figure? 1.6 Billion rounds were bought. That would mean there are almost 500k employees of Homeland Security and that they all carry guns as part of their job. Both of which are wrong.

    Anyways, purchases like this (and others recently) make the prez look less than truthful when he says they have to release illegal aliens already in custody due to future cuts in increased spending. Don’t you think?

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    Overload the system. If te Feds have the bullies, the people don’t. If they can’t take away the guns they’ll make owning them expensive.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Homeland Security is listed as having 200,000 employees. That 200,000 number includes secretaries, receptionists, file clerks, etc.That comes to 8000 rounds per employee. If it’s a five year contract that’s 1600 rounds per year per employee, armed or not. If the numbers I found are correct (and my math), it begs the question, “Why in the world do you need all of that ammunition?”.

  7. carandken

    carandken said, over 3 years ago

    Ministry of Truth, Ministry of Peace, Homeland security-all Orwellian lies.

  8. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    “This to us is something that we’re not going to give up on, because we’re not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people.” Paul Ryan — being the latest statement he’ll be saying he didn’t REALLY say, or didn’t intend to say or something. Is the Homeland secure then, Paul??

  9. avarner

    avarner said, over 3 years ago

    There is only one reason ANY government would buy this massive quantity of bullets for non- military use. They are preparing for an uprising. They think they will need it to suppress the armed (and unarmed) populace. Reason as you will – There is NO other explanation. BTW: Hollow points are NOT generally used for target practice.

  10. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah. If there’s any truth to this, the DHS is retarded. Makes me want to backhand an official.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    “There is only one reason ANY government would buy this massive quantity of bullets for non- military use. They are preparing for an uprising.”

    Agreed. Might this have to do with the continuous yammering by reserved and well-educated individuals who respond to calls for safe and sane gun ownership by saying they want to be ready to take down the government? And recent record gun sales, especially ultra-destructive ones?

    I think this is an over-reaction, but I recognize the security risk these people are working to create. Go to Facebook or just about anywhere and you see the hate and distrust. Not reasoned disagreement, real hate. I felt even less comfortable with Dubya in the White House, but wasn’t ready to start a revolution.

    The NRA, Fox, and the Republican party have been rabble-rousing for years. They’ve gotten good at it. Sarah Palin had people yelling, “Kill him” at rallies. Rick Santorum was standing in front of a target at a gun range answering questions, when a woman in the background said of the target, “Pretend it’s Obama.” He heard, but did nothing.

    Regardless of your political leanings, put yourself in Mr. Obama’s place for a minute. You certainly can’t say that everyone against him are racist. But you can’t deny that every racist in the country wouldn’t mind having a clear shot at him. And that part is not limited to racists. And remember that almost all of these people have almost unlimited access to weapons.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I practice once a month. I generally use one box of ammo (50) each time unless I am shooting my 30-30 or my .22LR then it is 20 and 30 respectively. To be fair to the range that I am a member of and to support the business I generally buy that box the day of the practice session. Also it keeps my “supplies” at a steady level. But, let’s use 50 as the average and that means – on average – 600 rounds a year for “practice” I’m absolutely sure that I practice less than the average plinker would like to but time and money play into it.

    One would NOT use “hollow-point” rounds for “practice”.

    OK so I don’t have a problem with the need for HS to buy 750 million rounds over 5 years to supply practice ranges, 174K hollow point rounds (specifically for taking down people) for of all departments Social Security, and 650 million rounds for ICE. They need to supplies.

    I DO have a problem with HS outfitting themselves with the very items that the government is striving to ban a citizen from owning because they are so dangerous JUST because so many of them exist.

  13. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    IMO it seems as though no administration agency leader has the capacity to tell the truth; this is looking like totalitarian POPULATION CONTROL; always done by “elected” Dictator types….check 20th century history…continued in the 21st.

  14. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    I guess Lisa get her ideas from chain emails and doesn’t bother to check them. It doesn’t seem to hurt her readership numbers though… I’m kind of embarrassed to be posting here.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Some of the numbers being thrown around include more than Homeland Security. DHS employs about 135,000 armed personnel. They also train local law enforcement at their facilities.

    To put this in perspective, private gun owners buy about 12 billion rounds of ammunition every year. There are upwards of 40 million gun owners in the U.S., but I suspect only a fraction regularly shoot.

    I was serious when I asked if someone who owns a gun & regularly goes to the range could tell us how many rounds they go through in a year. Still waiting to hear an answer.

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