Homeland Security to purchase 7,000 assault weapons for personal defense
The backers of the assault weapons ban–Dianne Feinstein and Barack Obama to name two–like to claim that nobody needs these weapons for hunting or for personal defense, yet it has now come to light that Janet Napolitano is planning on having her Department of Homeland Security purchase 7,ooo assault rifles for just such a reason.
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.
So much for the argument that assault weapons aren’t used for personal defense, but of course we always knew this was a bogus argument. Homeland Security has already bought somewhere around 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets so I suppose they need something to fire these rounds from.
And then there is the news that government officials will be exempt from the assault weapons ban, it makes you wonder what they are gearing up for…..