Representing the Division during the 2019 Best Ranger Competition.
Vet Questions Gov Ammo Buy-Up
A military veteran has questioned why the Department of Homeland Security is purchasing enormous amounts of ammunition, making it clear that he believes the bullets cannot possibly be for training purposes. Commenting on the DHS's procurement of roughly 2 billion hollow point bullets over the course of the last year, former Marine Richard Mason told reporters with WHPTV News in Pennsylvania that he has serious concerns. "We never trained with hollow points, we didn't even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps," Mason said. When questioned recently, DHS official Peggy Dixon claimed the bullets were bought in bulk to save money and were for training purposes only. However, hollow point bullets, are very expensive in ammunition terms, and it is highly unusual to use such bullets for target practice. "Why would they need all those hollow points," former marine Mason asked "why would they need all those ball rounds just for training?"