Skip to comments.Why The US Department of Agriculture Needs Submachine Guns
Posted on 05/23/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT by blam
May 23, 2014 - 05:54 PM
Wendy McElroy writes: On May 7, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted a notice on the government's Federal Business Opportunities site in order to solicit bids on an undisclosed number of submachine guns. The notice read, in part,
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe [sic] or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation. [Note: spelling errors in original]
Speculation On The Why of Submachine Guns
When President Abraham Lincoln established the USDA in 1862, he called it the People's Department. The USDA website lists its current areas of authority as: Assisting Rural Communities; Conservation; Education and Research; Food and Nutrition; and, Marketing and Trade. The agency has over 100,000 employees. Why do employees of the People's Department need semi-automatic machine guns to do their job? What would the job description be?
Second Amendment sites have speculated that the most likely recipients are agents of the US Forest Service (USFS) Law Enforcement & Investigations unit; the USFS falls under USDA control. Although this seems likely, there are also counter-indications. The solicitation notice makes no mention of the USFS, and those agents are already armed. The Wikipedia site on USFS states Special agents are normally plainclothes officers who carry concealed firearms, and other defensive equipment... Moreover, the weapon being solicited is typically used for close quarter operations, such as inside
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Congress? Or are they all weaponeered up too?
The short answer is: They don’t.
To shoot cows?
I hear that there is presently a lot of ‘stalking’ going on in the corn fields of the mid-west.
What on earth is a "semiautomatic machine gun"?
At the same time the government wants to abolish the second amendment and take away our guns. Something rotten is going on here.
The most possible charitable answer is “meth labs”.
But only if the cow appears to be advancing in a "threatening manner". Then the USDA officers must shoot. Because they would "fear for their safety".
or can't I say that in a public forum ?
Why is there no quantity of guns stated?
“Let’s see here,” the President said, pulling a folded sheet of copy paper from the pocket of his suit coat. “In addition to the FBI, Secret Service, and DBA, which you probably already knew about, employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are now authorized to carry guns. As are employees of the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Immigration, Labor, Energy, and Commerce. To that, add the Bureau of Land Management, the FAA, the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the State Department. And, of course, the IRS,” the President added. “People from those agencies may be armed anywhere in the country.
Including, as I said, while they are traveling on commercial airlines.
Surprised?” “’Horrified’ would be more accurate.”
(Unintended Consequences by John Ross)
We don’t need the department of Agriculture. They do not grow any crops
wielding gardening shears or a Pop Tart eaten into the shape of a gun.
I surmise there are people being hired (men) in these various largesse departments which are not typical hires; no, they are in fact 0bummer’s new military, ones who WILL fire upon citizenry if he orders it. They hire first, let the “hirees” determine what weaponry they want, then they get it. Does this jibe with the 200+ high ranking military leaders he’s summarily fired for “infractions”? Yep. Welcome to the silent coup.
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Because they aren’t willing to wait for farmers to starve to death as Stalin did?
Hint; EBT CARDS
Because the old pumpkin patch is not as safe as it used to be........or....... Obama is just expanding his civilian army!
I totally forgot about the weapons aspect of all this. A cow armed with, say, a shovel would be a formidable opponent. So if a UDSA officer sees a cow walking towards a shovel, better to shoot first and ask questions later.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
LOL, yes shovels as well as hooves could be considered a dangerous weapons as well. Look what those bulls did to the matadors.
USDA inspectors have learned the bovines have NVGs and IEDs?
insurgents now have pumpkin cannons!
Soon all Feds will be forced to live in protected compounds...not unlike Feudal times.
USDA needs this firepower to defend themselves against any farmers who might be armed with a hammer.
There are probably at least two reasons for these recent weapon purchases by nonmilitary agencies.(A) the members of the Federal Government are scared to death on what is coming. They know they are bungling and corrupt. There is probably a groundswell of anti-government hatred. (B) They are raising the price of weapons and ammunition so high that people cannot afford them. In short, a means of “gun control.”
Ever since the days of the hated Federal Surplus Relief Corporation (1933), an authoritarian, police state agency created by FDR to destroy farmers crops and livestock (including six million pigs) without recompense, farmers and other people living in rural areas have distrusted the federal government.
Back then, a convoy of cars and trucks would show up at a farm, seize their stores, kill their animals, and tell them they were no longer farmers, and to go to the cities to eat from soup kitchens or starve.
The vast majority meekly complied, because it happened so swiftly, and they have few serious guns, perhaps a shotgun or pistol, and faced Tommy guns, just like what the gangsters in the cities used.
Today, however, we have communications, and more and better guns.
More weapons and ammo stockpiled for the resistance!
More weapons and ammo stockpiled for the resistance!
Published 1996. Pretty good call by Ross!
When angry, plant life can be REALLY threatening.
...until someone snaps. And then we have Marshal Law.
Bingo. We have a winner. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail. Although I get ‘shooting’ mad sometimes I have to think of the innocents who always pay the price.
Sort of like an “assault weapon,” or an “assault-type weapon,” only a little more vague.
All those guns in the hands of all of those creeps, won’t stop that certain somebody standing behind them, when they are getting their morning coffee.
Just thought i’d give all those creeps a pleasant thought, on a weekend that is supposed to commemorate those who died for freedom.
Attack of the killer Tomatoes.......?
Have to put down those uppity fruits and vegetables........
If they need em, you and me need em.
Can't say I do. We've been watching this advance for many years now, haven't we?
Good to see you still around, Robert.
“Moreover, the weapon being solicited is typically used for close quarter operations,”
Man those rotten fruits really put up a fight at the port of entry inspections.