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Homeland Security to purchase 7,000 assault weapons for personal defense

January 27, 2013

 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 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…..

14 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    January 27, 2013 8:34 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    Why do they need them and not I???


  2. January 27, 2013 9:00 pm

    Yep! Civilians should be able to defend temselves with the same weapons that domestic security forces feel they need to defend themselves. Are our lives any less valuble than theirs?


  3. January 28, 2013 1:53 am

    But I thought they were deadly killing machines!

    How can you defend yourself with an AR?


    • January 28, 2013 6:34 am

      We were told that you can but that doen’t seem to be the case if DHS is using them for this reason.


  4. bunkerville permalink
    January 28, 2013 8:20 pm

    Well, this gun nonsense has knocked everything off the news. We can arm Egypt up the kazoo, let them turn the new tanks on their people, but…maybe it is the same idea here.


    • January 28, 2013 9:40 pm

      Yes, this debate has knocked all the other issues from the front pages, but he is serious about this and it needs to be covered. We just must stay vigilant and try to keep up with everything he is throwing at us. That will not be easy.


  5. Greg Hamilton permalink
    June 3, 2022 4:42 pm

    Remember when Obama and the alphabet agencies bought millions and millions of rounds of ammo?



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