Skip to comments.Department of Homeland Security to Purchase 7,000 "Assault Weapons"
Posted on 01/29/2013 5:41:28 AM PST by Zakeet
The hypocrisy of the government knows no bounds. I have said repeatedly, and continue to say, that I am against all gun control at the moment because our government is extremely violent and not only do I not expect it to protect the American people in general, I believe it is far more concerned with protecting the status quo from the people. It has become crystal clear that the political and financial oligarchs are quite intentionally attempting to disarm the populace while arming themselves to the teeth in anticipation of some horrible economic event they know is inevitable. From The Blaze:
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.
That being said, it is reasonable for the Department of Homeland Security to request these rifles as they are indeed effective personal defense weapons. The agency is tasked with keeping Americans safe from those who wish to do the country harm, and its officials should be equipped with all the tools they need to do so effectively.
See the meme being pushed here? These guys want the entire population completely domesticated. They want us to depend on the government for food. For healthcare. For self-defense. Two sets of laws. One for the rulers and one for the ruled. This is the opposite of how things function in a free society.
I am sorry, but unless you think the DHS is preparing for an invasion by Al Qaeda, it is quite clear these weapons are being bought for future use against the citizenry of the United States. The writing on the wall couldnt be clearer.
Full article here.
This is still more evidence that you Right Wing Nuts are wrong about gun control!
this must be the “public option” they speak of.
The gun manufacturers need to refuse to sell them to the gestapo.
I have a better idea. How bout we get ALL businesses to refuse to sell or service anything for this regime.
As a small business owner I have refused to hire any socialist Zer0 supporters or do business with the government. It's just too risky. Plus it makes me feel good.
Thus adding to the weapons, ammo and accessories shortage.
Now why would Homeland Security buy 7000 Guns? Could it be that when the collapse comes
and riots are in the streets, they will be pointing those guns at us?
I hope no-one misses the irony of the author’s last name.
From the request:
5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm
These actually are “assault weapons”. Select-fire means capable of full automatic.
If they are ever able to get this order for 7000 filled I would expect to see another such purchase...lather, rinse, repeat.
Because you won't get into the boxcars willingly.
I wonder where they’re storing all these arms and ammo.
If not, they are illegal expenditiures and the prosecutors need to get involved....the earlier the better.
Agreed. I hope the manufacturers make it clear that they would put any goverment orders behind all the backordered civilian sales.
They are going to need a helluva lot more than that!
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Jan. 28, 2013 11:06am Liz Klimas
A bullet has always been one of the surest ways to silence political opposition.
Given that Obama has neither interest in nor respect for constitutional restraints on his power, this purchase cannot be much of a surprise.
Can we anticipate that, within the next four years, a declaration of martial law, on some trumped-up pretext or other, will nullify our schedule of elections and provide an opportunity for the president to assume the powers of a dictator?
Only a fool would bet against it.
Specifically, when the riots happen and people start defending their property with firearms,
the DHS “toys” will be aimed at the defenders.
Well if push comes to shove I’m betting that a good portion of those 7,000 weapons quickly become available to the public. Only dropped on the ground one time. :-)
Ammo and accessories, maybe, but the weapons they are ordering would not be available to the average civilian anyway (no full auto manufactured after 1986), only military and law enforcement.
They would still be taking up room and man power on the assembly line and be the priority order.
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.
That’s what we’ve been tryin to tell ya, doncha know.
I have a feeling whatever guns and ammo the people now have is maxed out.
So apparently they aren't intended for use against Zetas and smugglers in open county down in the Rio Grande Valley or the Huachuca Mountains.
Gee, "close quarters" -- where would they be planning to engage in close-quarters combat? Tea Partiers' houses?
All they need do is take a pass on the RFP. Nobody can make them submit a bid.
I'm sure FN or Izhmash will be happy to supply "PDW's" in that chambering ..... Izhmash already produces Saiga rifles in that chambering. I'm sure they'd be happy to run out a few thousand full-auto AK-103's in 5.56mm NATO.