Obama DHS To Buy 7,000 "Assault Weapons" "Personal Defense Weapons"

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OH the blatant hypocrisy of the politicians and those in government in Washington. When they want you to be afraid of civilians with semi-automatic rifles they refer to them as "assault weapons," but when they want to purchase similar weapons for their people, they refer to them as "personal defense weapons." This is documented in the latest request for a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP) by the Department of Homeland Security on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

If you will notice, DHS is also soliciting for "commercial items" that use "5.56x45mm NATO ammunition." Again, the hypocrisy is astounding. Aren't we being told by people like Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that these are "military style weapons," not "commercial items"? Isn't she the one proclaiming that these don't need to be on our streets, but in the theater of war? Yet, it appears those in government want to take a "Do as I say, not as I do" approach to telling us what we can and cannot have when it pertains to the Second Amendment. They want them on the streets, in the airports, at the bus stop and on trains, as long as it's in the hands of their hirelings.

Additionally, the solicitation refers to these "commercial items" as "“Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) – 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.” In other words, these weapons can be set for single shot or multiple shots with one pull of the trigger. DHS is also requesting high capacity magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”

Following a major gun control law passed in New York City, New York State Senator Greg Ball (R) brought attention to the weapons request in a press release. Ball also pointed to the civilian version of these weapons and how they have been used as "personal defense weapons" when he said:

“Now the Department of Homeland Security even agrees that these modern sporting firearms, made illegal by Governor Cuomo, are suitable for self defense. On top of that, a recent story reports that two RIT students who were legal gun owners were protected by an AR-15. The story may have had a very tragic ending, had Governor Cuomo’s anti-self defense bill been in full effect. If the story is accurate, their legal ownership of this modern sporting rifle evidently saved their lives. While Cuomo says ‘it doesn’t take 10 bullets to kill a deer’, it evidently only took an unloaded AR-15 to protect a household. Luckily these criminals struck before Governor Cuomo’s gun grab was fully unleashed.”

While people like Dianne Feinstein and Vice President Joe Biden think the American public aren't capable of handling such weapons and don't need them for personal defense, that is exactly what DHS is getting them for. I ask you, why do DHS agents need these weapons? Why do they need high capacity magazines? Are they facing a major threat here in America they have not made the public aware of? Why is Joe Biden not telling them that they are "dangerous" and even though they may know what they are doing with them, they should instead carry a double barreled shotgun? That's all they need for protection anyways, right?

Sen. Feinstein said last week that the long term goal of her legislation is to "dry up the supply of these weapons." Reports abounded about the federal agencies acquiring massive amounts of ammunition last year, including DHS. Currently this is a low time of year for production of ammunition, but do you think these requests have anything to do with it? How about firearms? Yes, there is a tremendous demand by the public, but when the government gets involved and starts spending our money on these weapons, what do you think the purpose is in acquiring them? I'm not drawing a particular conclusion. I just simply ask you to take a step back and evaluate what we are being spoon fed. If you are awake, you will make appropriate measures for your future.

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  • HappyClinger

    The manufacturers need to just say no. JUST SAY NO. Like Bank of America does to their customers who deal in firearms related products.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1533046626 Robert Dungan

    I know why they are arming these clones; they are afraid of the people. My question is, why in hell do we put up with a 7000 leech DHS payroll, starting with the head blood sucker in charge?

  • http://www.facebook.com/howe.joseph.50 Howe Joseph

    I am stunned by the fact that King Obama and Queen Feinstein will make a criminal out of me for owning a personal defense weapon to protect my family and my home. After 29 years in the military I am really confused about my orders in southeast asia when I was told I had to defend our country against communist criminals using a personal defense weapon and now I'm told by some communist politicians in Congress and the Whitehouse that I can't have a personal defense weapon to protect myself and my family from criminals. If these bottom feeding radicals disarm America its all over folks, unless anyone in their right mind thinks laws that penalize law abiding citizens is a good thing. My objective right now is to do what I can to insure my children grow up safely in a free and prosperous society that isn't run by a bunch of radical socialist whose only agenda is to have power and control.

  • bowtonoone2

    Why buy them? Just have Holder deliver the next shipment to Janet instead of the Mexican drug thugs this time.

  • Kent2012

    are they all going hunting?

  • 12345bda

    Change the name so it is ok to use tax money to buy what you want, surprise.

  • disharted

    If the government regrelating agencies are arming themself but yet wants to disarm citizens, I wonder just what they have in store for us, is it a total takeover and are afraid the citizens will stand up and say no more, and start taking back the country the politicians in DC and their cronies want to become master over us. Am thinking it may be time for the states to put forth an annendment to courtail the powers of the feds. it would only take 2/3 of the states and I quiet sure we still have that many states that still believes in personal liberties

    • VeeDub57

      What do they have in store for us? It's simple. See China, Korea, Nazi Germany, USSR, Somalia and every other hell hole that has defenseless subjects.

  • raccman

    We have an armed military, and armed National Guard, Armed State Police, Armed local police, SO WHY AN ARMED "Homeland Security" ? Anyone know - or care ?

    • har82

      So they can round up all us - domestic terrorists - ,, of course...

    • raccman

      I don't think that's so far off the mark ! The Fraud who was proven by Hawaii officials NOT to have been born there, is out to destroy our capitalistic economy and turn us into a socialist/marxist state. We are well on our way to a revolution ! The Fraud wants to take all our weapons from us AND has been getting top military brass replaced by those only loyal to him !

    • har82

      Ohhh I think I am - dead on - the mark. There is - nothing - American about this current islamic regime ....

    • VeeDub57

      raccman: I know I keep repeating myself, but this seems to be left out of the equation.

      We, as a Nation, are where we are as a direct result of what CONgress has or has not done. CONgress put us here, CONgress is responsible for EVERYTHING wrong in this country, CONgress is the body that has the authority to stop obama or any President from doing wrong.

      THEY AREN'T! Therefore we must conclude they are accomplices in obama's crimes against America and "we the people".

  • ken.

    read my post in the other tread " is the military aid in mali another undeclared war " it's the third post ( oldest )

    • har82

      Ahh yes, yet another place in - Africa - where muslims are - SLAUGHTERING - yet more Christians ... And it is no wonder ,, that - bammie - is going to support and arm the muslims in that state to continue their - ETHNIC CLEANSING - ..

      Just like they did in clintons Bosnia fiasco. Which by the way ,, we are still in that place too people .

  • har82

    Is this regime NOT - completely - ,,,, insane ???. They tell us ,, these weapons have no use and then buy them by the thousands for - THEMSELVES - ???.

    I just went on - KSL - of Utah ,,,, yesterday as was going to look for a Benjamin 137 pistol to see what they go for and I found that - KSL - has - COMPLETELY REMOVED - ALL ,,,, OF ITS FIREARMS RELATED ADDS ...

    No f,,king ammo , no pistols , no rifles , NO - NOTHING - .

    For years now I have looked in on firearms on that site and was ticked off to find that they sold out the people who they cater to completely for some bull s h i t they call a
    - reverence - for the Sandy slaughter .. WHAT BULL S H I T ....

    Any of you people out here on the west coast who use - KSL - ,, I hope you will write the managers of that site and - inform them - THAT YOU ARE NOT PLEASED THAT THEY HAVE DONE THAT.

  • Kukye

    The typcial DOUBLE-SPEAK-ONE-LAW-FOR-YOU-ANOTHER-LAW-FOR-ME that liberals always portend on you.

    They really do have a mental illness. They want all your mind, all your soul and all your God-given STUFF!

    Sounds a lot like Satan who was not give the right to do that.

  • Sam

    How is it that THEY can have "personal defense weapons," and WE THE PEOPLE can't?

  • Dasrge

    I checked this site, going back 90 days and for the life of me...I could not find any solicitation for 7,000 personal defense weapons. I tried many different searches and even came across a DHS request for 250,000,000 (million) rounds of practice .40 SW ammo at 50,000,000 rounds a year for the ICE. I asked myself why in hell they would need that many rounds for 1,000 people considering Obubba has basically just opened our borders with his amnesty crap. But still...nothing on 7,000 guns that 5.56 NATO rounds. Has anyone found this request at that site.

  • Rotorwash

    If you have tactics training at any level, love your Freedom, the Constitution and have a mindset to resist if the government sends their thugs....

    Then I strongly recommend you quietly prepare yourself and your neighbors as you may find yourself the default leader in your neighborhood. If the SHTF, those neighbors of yours who know a little of your background will likely be coming to you for guidance.

    Think about it.
    Our Patriot Minutemen had to do the same when the British Redcoats were beating on the door.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lloyd.revalee Lloyd Revalee

    Isn't it about time, or way past time, to contact our Congress members to find out why DHS needs these weapons, but the civilian population should never have them? Any sane and sensible person can easily see that the main purpose of disarming the citizens of the United States, and arming those groups loyal to our power hungry government is for one purpose, and one purpose only. An unarmed and helpless population is easily controlled, when those in power have all the weapons. If people cannot see by now that our President and his followers will be satisfied with nothing but total control of our nation. They want to abolish our Constitution and all other government documents of historical value, control our educational, labor and economy, and abolish out religion. They want no more private ownership of property or business, for the want the government to control everything we say or do. They have taled of Shia law, the law of Islam, to be put into effect in our country, one of the most inhumane and evil laws in the world.

    Another thing we had better as our Congress about, is why did they approve the sale of, of gift of, military weapons to Egypt. It is doubtful that they could pay for them, as we already give them billions of dollars a year in aid. The media says that Obama gave them the weapons, but we all know that the liberal socialist media wants us all to believe that Obama is the sole power. They continual report his actions as though he were a dictator, able to say and do anything he desires, and that he controls our every move. But our Constitution clearly gives such power only to Congress, meaning that Obama's actions are illegal, unconstitutional, and probable should be considered treasonous..

    Let us no forget that we the people have the right to determine how, why, where, when and by who we are to be governed. We just have to stand up and demand our rights, and, if necessary, fight to see that our wishes are carried out in the manner our Fore Fathers meant them to be.

  • Sambocus

    Wouldn't it be a great patriotic gesture for the gun makers to tell the
    Government to get in line. That all the civilian orders have to be filled first and th t
    They are going to just have to wait on their M-16s!

  • Retired MSGT USAF

    Here is a copy of the Synopsis Jun 07, 2012:
    This announcement is being placed in accordance with the Federal Acquisition
    Regulation (FAR) paragraph 5.207.  It is a combined
    synopsis/solicitation for commercial items.  5.56x45mm NATO,
    select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense.  This announcement
    constitutes the only solicitation and proposals are being requested. 
    See attachments for complete details.
    Notice the type of weapon they are asking for: "5.56x45mm NATO, select fire" If any of you DO NOT know, this is a Fully-automatic/Burst-automatic selectable Semi-automatic weapon. The same weapon the US MILITARY has. Why would the DHS need this type of weapon? I assume that they want to spray bullets everywhere. If they only knew that the military has gone away from these types of weapons for the most part because they are not accurate enough and waste rounds. Most military weapons are 3-round burst selectable semi-automatic in most of the weapons used. There are some excepts in in the SOF world, but on average most are 3-round burst/semi only.
    I wonder what they want with these?
    I do not understand how these weapons wil be controlled, they are illegal to have in your home, due to the 1934 Law. Are they to be returned to an armory? HMMMM makes one wonder.

  • [email protected]

    I'll buy a few of those Personal Defense Weapon! The government and media have convinced me to do so because they make the Personal Defense Weapon sound so much safer than those "Assault Rifles".

  • http://saddlebum1.wordpress.com/ Timothy W. Lucas

    I know where I'm going to get mine. I hope they get some nice ones. I like "new" shinny weapons.

  • nanblan

    Are their weapons made with lead? If so, that's apparently a no-no.