$8.5 Billion

– the amount of a Pentagon contract announced Thursday to buy bullets and spruce up the U.S.-owned ammo plant in Independence, Mo. More than 99% of the small-caliber ammo bought by the Army comes from this Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (which raises another question entirely). But billions for bullets? Beyond belief…

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mtngoatjoe
mtngoatjoe

In the Guard, we only went to the range once a year. We fired 12 rounds for Zero, 40 for qualification, then a few more for NBC and night fire (of course night fire was only every other year, and we only did NBC if we had enough rounds). And that was it. It was tragic that we couldn't become more familiar with our weapons.

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