When the current ammo drought began, the gunblogosphere got its collective knickers in a twist re: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ammo purchases. The General Accounting Office (GAO ) recently released a report which reveals that the DHS bought 84.4 million rounds for its 70k firearms-carrying employees (the most of any federal agency) in 2013. “From fiscal years 2008 to 2013, DHS purchased an average of 109 million rounds for training, qualification and operational needs, according to DHS data. DHS’s ammunition purchases of the 6-year period equates to an average of 1,200 rounds per firearm-carrying agent or officer per year.” Sounds about right to me, if not a little on the low side. You?