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Friday, March 22, 2013
CNS Cites Conspiracy Theorist To Fearmonger Over DHS Supposedly Hoarding Bullets

Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr. buys into the government ammunition-hoarding conspiracy in a March 22 blog post, uncritrically repeating a claim that "the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to respond to multiple members of Congress asking why DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds in the past year."

The link to back up his claim goes to Infowars, the notoriously conspiratorial website operated by conspiracy-monger Alex Jones. That suggests the level of credibility this little rumor has.

Gwyn-Williams is also wrong that DHS has never responded to questions about its ammuntion purchases. In January DHS responded to Republican Sen. Tom Coburn's questions, which he posted on his website. DHS states that , contrary to the rumor-mongering, it purchased 103 million rounds of ammo in fiscal year 2012, which is actually a smaller number than was purchased in the previous two years. Those rounds were accounted for for training and operational purchases.

But why should Gwyn-Williams care about facts when he was able to get a Drudge link -- as the top story, no less -- out of his post?

Posted by Terry K. at 11:56 PM EDT

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