Skip to comments.If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?
Posted on 01/28/2013 7:50:21 AM PST by libstripper
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO personal defense weapons (PDW) also known as assault weapons when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.
Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 select-fire firearms because they are suitable for personal defense use in close quarters. The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons
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It wont happen but the vendor should refuse to sell them to the govt to protest the proposed ban on ARs.
..same reason they don’t have Obungocare, can inside trade,and molest children and get away with it.
Recall Bam during his first election talking of instituting a “National Police Force”. With all his political confidants running Homeland Security his wish has come true. Hence Homeland’s purchasing large caches of ammo and assault weapons.
The laws are for thee not for me dontchaknow!
“My sight is failing,” she said finally. “Even when I was young I could not have read what was written there. But it appears to me that that wall looks different. Are the Seven Commandments the same as they used to be, Benjamin?”
For once Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out to her what was written on the wall. There was nothing there now except a single Commandment. It ran:
ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
After that it did not seem strange when next day the pigs who were supervising the work of the farm all carried whips in their trotters. It did not seem strange to learn that the pigs had bought themselves a wireless set, were arranging to install a telephone, and had taken out subscriptions to John Bull, TitBits, and the Daily Mirror. It did not seem strange when Napoleon was seen strolling in the farmhouse garden with a pipe in his mouth-no, not even when the pigs took Mr. Jones’s clothes out of the wardrobes and put them on, Napoleon himself appearing in a black coat, ratcatcher breeches, and leather leggings, while his favourite sow appeared in the watered silk dress which Mrs. Jones had been used to wear on Sundays.
- excerpt: George Orwell, “Animal Farm”
Heh, wouldn’t matter much.
If they attack even a small village in Texas, they’ll be outgunned.
CW-II is coming...and the bat-eared-b*stard and his felon friends know it.
And the next attack will be met with a "small village in Texas" armed with these cool select fire toys bought for DHS.
Um... so that millions upon millions of govt-purchased hollow point bullets don't go to waste?
Maybe Big Sis wants to “murder large numbers of people”.
She hates deer.
Are they buying them or reserving them?
I think they are just trying to keep them off the market by setting them aside so the public cannot buy them. I suspect they did that with ammo.
We need an amendment. Every law passed applies to those who pass them as well. Every state should put this up for a vote in their constitutions. If every state approves (which they probably would), the feds would be handicapped. few of their discriminatory laws would be valid in the states.
Forcing the law makers to actually be subject to their own laws would change history.
“These are real assault rifles, since they all have selective fire and, hence, are illegal to sell to the civilian market”
Actually if you are willing to be fingerprinted, have a complete criminal background check, pay $200 for a Class III stamp, purchase a gun safe and submit to unannounced ATF inspections you too for a minimum of $15,000 can purchase a full auto assault weapon. Who among us can afford it?
Not the ones that are the subject of the article. They're all selective fire, meaning they can be switched from semi-auto to full auto at the whim of the user. Since 1986 it's been illegal either to import or domestically manufacture such weapons for the civilian market; they can only be sold to governmental entities. The semi-autos are th ones sold to the civilian market. 9,000 is also a pretty small number to dry up production for the civilian market.
Memory is short. Do you remember the outcome of the federal assault on the Branch Davidians? (Waco Texas)
“I think they are just trying to keep them off the market by setting them aside so the public cannot buy them.”
They are select fire so the public cannot own them anyway. Besides, I dont think there are that many sitting on shelves waiting to be sold so they will have to be manufactured.
The full auto weapons you refer to are ones manufactured or imported before 1986; that’s why, even if legally qualified, you can’t buy a full auto for much less than $15,000. All those either imported or manufactured after 1986 are permanently off limits to the civilian market. Short supply plus high demand equals high prices.
Janet Reno was a friend of Hillary and that is how she became AG. These people are ruthless.
I’m aware of all this however the point is if you want a full auto you can get one.
Personally I prefer a semi auto as it requires you to be a rifleman. The key is one shot one kill. Spray and pray is for the bros in the Hood.
“Memory is short. Do you remember the outcome of the federal assault on the Branch Davidians? (Waco Texas) “
Yes, but the Branch Davidians had not seen the TV coverage or the video.
Perhaps, but the three shot burst is something that all major military arms manufacturers are producing for the various armies around the world. They must think there is somethimg to it. AN-94
H&K three round trigger group
I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how this could possibly be negative.
1. They are purchasing what THEY call a PDW (personal defense weapon).
2. They are purchasing THOUSANDS of ADDITIONAL PDWs.
3. Miller and Miller as discussed in Heller state that the government cannot ban weapons that are in common use for lawful purposes at the time.
4. The courts are currently on our side.
Ban them. Go to court. The ruling may well overturn current bans on the production and importation of certain weapons for sale to non-police civilians (as if there should be two sets of laws for the two groups).
Currently, weapons that are not “dangerous and unusual” weapons ARE banned. Why are we all on the defensive, all tied up in knots fretting the future?
Actually, the Branch Davidians could have wiped out the BATF goons that first day.
Fortunately for the Jack Boots, (and unfortunately for the murdered kids) the Davidians allowed the BATF to withdraw when they RAN OUT OF AMMO.
Had the Davidians been able to comprehend what the government troops had in mind for them, they should have gone out with their rifles and killed every last one of them.
Anyone stupid enough (after witnessing Waco) to trust this government to treat you well after laying siege deserves what the bad guys dish out.
I doubt there will be any more 'free' Wacos.
“Perhaps, but the three shot burst is something that all major military arms manufacturers are producing for the various armies around the world. They must think there is somethimg to it.”
For suppressive fire without everybody running dry in 1.2 seconds. Riflemen still use their weapons in semi auto for real work.
Yes but aren’t they produced on the same manufacturing line?
“Yes but arent they produced on the same manufacturing line?”
I dont see why they couldn’t be.
So if the company had to convert the assembly line to build all these weapons, they wouldn’t have the line to produce other weapons. Plus the parts, etc.
Lets just remember that its likely the military will refuse to come after us. That is why the DHS is getting those weapons. They are not the military or anywhere near it. Putting on a black tactical uniform and a helmet does not a soldier make. Most of them would cut and run at the first sign of serious trouble. They are not going to be a bunch of sharpshooters either.
Serious mistake to underestimate the enemy. ASSUME that they are going to be really good and prepare for that.
If it comes right down to it I suspect there will be a lot of those 7,000 full auto weapons available to the public. Only dropped on the ground one time. :-)
Were much of a threat either ... until Tet '68.
You need to be able to welcome the confiscation squads with open arms