The United States of America has a well-armed military that (presumably) protects and defends our country from external aggressors, as well as state militia, the National Guard. So why are civilian bureaucracies of the federal government, especially the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), arming themselves and amassing an arsenal?
First, it was the Department of Education buying shotguns in March 2010. Then in March 2012 came news that the DHS ordered 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. The next month, April 2012, it was the USDA buying 300,000 rounds of ammo. In July 2012 came news that the DHS added high-powered battle rifles to its arsenal. On August 8, 2012, the DHS ordered over half a ton of high explosives.
The latest news is that the DHS has just put in an order for even more ammunition — hundreds of millions of rounds.
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
Glynco, Georgia 31524
The contracting officer is Sheryle Wood of the DHS:
- Phone: 9122673590
See also Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 8 on “National Preparedness,” issued on March 30, 2011, empowering the DHS to be the coordinating agency over “all levels of government” for the “systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.” Presidential Directives carry the full force and effect of law.
It sure is beginning to look like that rumor about a fake assassination attempt on the POS, which would spark riots and martial law, is less and less fanciful….
H/t Activist Post and FOTM’s Miss May