DHS must really need ammo
It's requesting bids to sell it over 21 million rounds of handgun ammo. 100 lots of 100,000 rounds of .40, the same of 9mm in 115 gr. hollow point, and 40 lots of 40,000 9mm ball.
Update: I think the units are counted two ways. It looks to me like the order is for lots of 100,000, but the price is requested as per 1,000. This is of course just one order. I doubt DHS is up to anything nefarious, to me this is more an indication of how enormous the Federal law enforcement establishment has become, that it thinks in terms of tens of millions of rounds just to keep in practice for a while. If you look back to, oh, the late 1960s, the Federal LE establishment was quite tiny. In Federal courts, tax evasion cases made up the majority of prosecutions. When I started in practice, Tucson had I think two Federal judges and one magistrate, and with this being on the border, it probably had much more Federal activity than would most courts.