40 federal agencies have armed divisions

We know that certain agencies in the federal government are armed — and for good reason. They include the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

More and more, however, other federal agencies are getting armed — to the teeth.

It began more than 3 years ago, in March 2010, when news came that the U.S. Department of Education purchased 27 Remington 870 shotguns.

This is what a Remington 870 shotgun looks like

This is what a Remington 870 shotgun looks like

A year later, news came that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ordered 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.

Four months later, DHS added high-powered battle rifles to its arsenal, followed by its purchase of yet millions more rounds of hollow-point bullets a month later, and sightings of heavily-armored DHS vehicles another month later.

In April 2013, we learned that DHS used 1,000 more rounds per person than the U.S. Army!

But DHS and the Dept. of Education are not the only federal agencies acquiring arms:

EPA raidFox News reports on Sept. 14, 2013, that according to a June 2012 Justice Department report, 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement, such as the Library of Congress (!), Federal Reserve Board, and the National Institutes of Health — have armed divisions.

The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests.

The FBI, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Park Service are among 24 federal agencies employing more than 250 full-time armed officers with arrest authority, according the DOJ report, which is based on the 2008 Census of Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

The other 16 agencies have less than 250 officers and include NOAA as well as the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board and the National Institutes of Health.

The number of federal department with armed personnel climbs to 73 when adding in the 33 offices of inspector general, the government watchdogs for agencies as large as the Postal Service to the Government Printing Office, whose IG has only five full-time officers.

The Department of Homeland Security employs nearly half of all federal officers, through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the most recent statistics show. The statistics also show the number of CBP officers increased by 33% from 2004 to 2008. The number for ICE was 20% over the same period.

~Eowyn

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AKA John Galt
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Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

Harriet Nelson
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This has been going on. Why are people SO SURPRISED? I ‘m not a paranoid person, but I’m ready. It is going to get very interesting.

Wayne
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And they have millions of rounds of ammunition – ammunition banned by the Geneva Convention ….

Wayne
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Reblogged this on luvsiesous and commented:
Friends,

Our government is arming for a war. But, why would they arm for a war with US?

And they use ammunition that is against the Geneva Convention. Why? If you are going to slaughter and murder innocent civilians, can’t you at least use legal ammunition?

Wayne

greenworx
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greenworx

I’d like to hear an explanation from our legislators as to why this is occurring, who approved the appropriation of funds for each dept. and agency and why this extensive arming has not been a discussion broached by our legislators to inform American citizens of the specifics.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

My wife, Mrs. Dust, knows one person who left the EPA a few years ago because they were “all corrupt” and she was afraid to be in the offices. What on earth could have caused such a reaction?

Dave McMullen
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Dave McMullen

The more I research, the more I understand that the Entire federal government is working to the detriment of the American people..It is in fact an organized criminal conspiracy against us.

josephbc69
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You got this entirely correct, Dave. I have a friend, Richard Eastman, a fine citizen journalist & analyst, who’s in agreement w/another Internet friend, Lew Rockwell, that in the past 100 years the US feral gubbmint has become the largest criminal corporation in human history. Period. This in terms both of quantity of criminal actions and the sheer immensity of their scale, now actively into tens of trillions of dollars, a number that cannot be readily grasped by our minds. Eowyn’s posted on this a while back. They are not alone, as you can quickly learn from many fine, even… Read more »

Johnsonas
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Reblogged this on Johnsono ne'Blog'as.

joeinvt
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joeinvt

Under the Constitution, the people not the government have the right to bear arms. This is just more evidence that government is inherently corrupt and should be replaced by local patriot militias..

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Because, obviously, the Library of Congress needs a SWAT team…

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most important and incredible post. Frankly, the absolute question that must be asked is, “Why” as set forth above. Facts cannot be definitely determined or found until we have an answer. Dr. Eowyn has set forth in a chronological fashion, the absolute fact that numerous governmental agencies and/or entities are now heavily armed. This is an indictment in and of itself of the king and his regime. I pray, may Our Lord Jesus Christ help us and protect us from all evil! Please God, send St. Michael the Archangel and your necessary heavenly soldiers… Read more »

AntiTerrorAtheist
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Reblogged this on AntiTerrorAthiest and commented:
You can thank your Jewish led Bolshevik Congress for this bull shit. Or you could vote their asses out in the next election. Until we get rid of religious extremism in Government, this crap will keep happening. Vote out Muslim Brotherhood supporters, vote out the Jewish lobby.

DCG
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Why do they need to be so heavily armed?
They are buying up bullets making it harder for us citizens to get ammo. And raising the prices. Sucks.

Alice Wolf
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Alice Wolf

It’s probably all about training jihadist here in the US under the guise of the Department of Knitting Needles or whatever agency you care to name that has it’s own army. They “the oligarchs’ gofers” can train them and equip them and beam them up Scotty to whatever country they decide that Al Qaeda is going to pop up next.

Alice Wolf
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Alice Wolf

Or maybe they have another uniform a black face mask and a tea towel to put on their head so they can use them to attack places like Sandy Hook and say it’s ‘TERROR”. Sounds like 9/11 all over again. They’ll blame it on Assad or Khoumeni or Kim Jun Il or whoever.
Hey presto……………………… BarackO and JohnK will call for immediate retaliation and FrancoisH will shout ‘Encore@”

Alice Wolf
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Alice Wolf

The only way to deal with this is to insist on people going back to work, meaningful work. Austerity is going to get people to act crazy and they can use these wannabe militants to usher them into coaches to take them to FEMA camps. Isn’t it time for us to start tweeting we need jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.

Alice Wolf
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Alice Wolf

Perhaps the ammo and guns are on their way to Syria to arm the Al Nusra on behalf of the CIA courtesy of the Administration paid for by the Saudis. Who cut the check for all this stuff, how did they get money out the kitty and for all the guns that were sold during Fast and Furious. Maybe all those or part of them went to Syria.
Via Libya. Honestly these guys would send their Grandmother if they thought she would help the rebels.

josephbc69
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VERY good, Alice!

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Dave
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Dave

The House repubs could put a stop to this but…oh, never mind.

-Dave

Dave
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Dave

Our government is preparing for war against We the People.

We have lost control of our very own country, and I don’t think we will be getting it back.

-Dave

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Hap
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Hap

By the way, the use of hollow point bullets do not contravene the Geneva Convention and are in very common use in law enforcement roles within the U.S.

Dick N Cider
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Dick N Cider

The Obama regime is probably preparing for economic collapse which they are driving the U.S. toward. Perhaps his goal is a military dictatorship? How else can you explain his determined drive to keep increasing the debt ceiling and spending in the face of a $17 TRILLION deficit? It should be obvious to all thinking humans that he is EVIL. Am I allowed to swear on this post?

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Joseph H Krug
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https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=feed76f5e1253db8938c7756f621d4fc&tab=core&_cview=1
and click on right side for ‘Attachment 2’ which will give you a .DOC download, containing the request for quotes on 90 million/year x 5 years, for .40 caliber hollow-point ammo for Homeland Security/Customs + Immigration.