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Department of Homeland Security to Purchase 7,000 "Assault Weapons"
Zero Hedge ^ | January 29, 2013 | Michael Krieger

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 couldn’t be clearer.

Full article here.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; guns; homelandsecurity; secondamendment

This is still more evidence that you Right Wing Nuts are wrong about gun control!

1 posted on 01/29/2013 5:41:32 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

this must be the “public option” they speak of.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 5:42:57 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Zakeet

The gun manufacturers need to refuse to sell them to the gestapo.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 5:43:23 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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.

4 posted on 01/29/2013 5:53:33 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Zakeet

Thus adding to the weapons, ammo and accessories shortage.

How convenient...


5 posted on 01/29/2013 5:58:25 AM PST by WCH
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To: Zakeet

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?


6 posted on 01/29/2013 6:15:58 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Zakeet

I hope no-one misses the irony of the author’s last name.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 6:21:11 AM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: Zakeet

From the request:
5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm
https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d791b6aa0fd9d3d8833b2efa08300033&tab=core&_cview=0

These actually are “assault weapons”. Select-fire means capable of full automatic.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 6:21:53 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Zakeet
Sounds like the ruling Regime wants to keep demand as high as possible so us lowly serfs cannot get our hands on any such firearms.

If they are ever able to get this order for 7000 filled I would expect to see another such purchase...lather, rinse, repeat.

9 posted on 01/29/2013 6:21:53 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: tennmountainman
"Now why would Homeland Security buy 7000 Guns?"

Because you won't get into the boxcars willingly.

10 posted on 01/29/2013 6:23:27 AM PST by pigsmith (Now I understand why America is not mentioned in the end times.)
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To: Zakeet

I wonder where they’re storing all these arms and ammo.


11 posted on 01/29/2013 6:26:23 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Zakeet
Under what laws are the tyrants doing this? Are the funds appropriated for that purpose?

If not, they are illegal expenditiures and the prosecutors need to get involved....the earlier the better.

12 posted on 01/29/2013 6:33:12 AM PST by Rapscallion (If you don't like his tyranny, wait until you get his social justice bill.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Agreed. I hope the manufacturers make it clear that they would put any goverment orders behind all the backordered civilian sales.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 6:45:11 AM PST by Fletcher J
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To: Zakeet
I'm including members of the DHS as Obama's "soldiers."


14 posted on 01/29/2013 6:47:58 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Zakeet
Department of Homeland Security to Purchase 7,000 "Assault Weapons"

They are going to need a helluva lot more than that!

15 posted on 01/29/2013 6:51:19 AM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Zakeet

Politics
See Pics and Video of the Skeet Shooting Area at Camp David (That Obama Says He Uses ‘All the Time’)
Jan. 28, 2013 11:06am Liz Klimas

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/28/an-interesting-look-at-the-skeet-shooting-area-at-camp-david-that-obama-says-he-uses-all-the-time/


16 posted on 01/29/2013 7:04:22 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Zakeet

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.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 7:21:09 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: tennmountainman

Specifically, when the riots happen and people start defending their property with firearms,

the DHS “toys” will be aimed at the defenders.


18 posted on 01/29/2013 7:22:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Envisioning
They are going to need a helluva lot more than that!

Let's hope so. When a criminal gang of terrorists deploy these weapons, I suggest two man sniper teams. Shooters, and weapon gatherers.
19 posted on 01/29/2013 7:30:20 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Travis McGee

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. :-)


20 posted on 01/29/2013 7:40:39 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: WCH
Thus adding to the weapons, ammo and accessories shortage.

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.

22 posted on 01/29/2013 9:32:23 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

They would still be taking up room and man power on the assembly line and be the priority order.


23 posted on 01/29/2013 12:09:07 PM PST by WCH
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To: WCH

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.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 4:05:54 PM PST by matchgirl (An Ambassador is dead and Al Qaeda is alive.)
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To: Zakeet

I have a feeling whatever guns and ammo the people now have is maxed out.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 5:21:17 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long does America have?)
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To: matchgirl
....they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.”

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?

26 posted on 01/29/2013 9:09:07 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The gun manufacturers need to refuse to sell them to the gestapo.

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.

27 posted on 01/29/2013 9:22:23 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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