Eaaaasssssy there, boys. Let's not start donning our tin foil hats just yet.
DHS, like any other departmnent or agency (local, state, federal) requires their gun-toting employees to train often and routinely qualify with the weapons their assigned.
I am not a math whiz by any means, but I do shop at CostCo. Let's do some math:
DHS has over 200,000 employees. Of that number, a large number are gun carrying law enforcement officers (ICE, CBP, Coast Guard, OIG, Secret Servive, etc.). Let's say conservatively that 1/3 of DHS components are gun carriying officers/agents. Divide 2.1 million rounds of ammo by 66,000 employees who shoot hundreds of rounds each time they qualify with pistols/rifles/shotguns.
Then, insert my CostCo example of buying in bulk to save taxpayer funds.
There ya go.
Doesn't seem so scary after that.
Now, I'm not saying that you should trust this gov't - I certainly don't -- but let's pick our battles and not sound like we're crazy conspiracy theory wack-jobs.
Check Snopes, Thuth or Fiction or any other urban myth debunking site you trsut and see what's really going on.
I hope I've helped.
Don't worry, Dan, I routinely check Snopes.com regarding stuff - and I'm not really one of those "conspiracy theorists". However, I don't trust the federal government for squat...
If you read the articles that were posted, they state that DHS has secured (over the last 10 months) 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.
Using your numbers, 1.6 billion divided among the 66,000 employees comes out to almost 24,250 rounds per employee.
That's a lot of target practice...
During the height of active combat operations in Iraq, the military was using 5.5 million rounds per month. We had what, 100,000 soldiers in Iraq at that time? That's 55 rounds per soldier per month - and not all of those soldiers were in active combat rolls.