During the last two years of the Obama administration (Fiscal Year 2015 – 2016), law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security spent $138 million on new guns and ammunition. But what’s strange, is that $20 million was spent on guns and ammunition for federal bureaucrats.
Four notable examples of paper pushers and bureaucrats arming up, according to Forbes, are as follows:
1) The 2,300 Special Agents at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are now carrying AR-15’s, P90 tactical rifles, and other heavy weaponry. Recently, the IRS armed up with $1.2 million in new ammunition. This was in addition to the $11 million procurement of guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment procured between 2006-2014. What could go wrong when tax collectors have guns?
2) The Small Business Administration (SBA) spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to load its gun locker with Glocks last year. The SBA wasn’t alone in the purchase of guns either. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service modified their Glocks with silencers. And recently a vote on the bill to allow civilians the freedom to hunt with a silencer was “indefinitely postponed.”
3) The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a relatively new police force. In 1996, the VA had zero employees with arrest and firearm authority. Today, the VA has 3,700 officers, armed with millions of dollars’ worth of guns and ammunition including AR-15’s, Sig Sauer handguns, and semi-automatic pistols.
4) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agents also carry the same sophisticated weapons platforms used by our Special Forces military warriors. The HHS gun locker is housed in a new “National Training Operations Center” – a facility at an undisclosed location within the DC beltway.
Last year, Forbes released their OpenTheBooks.com Oversight Report: The Militarization of America in an editorial published with the help of former-U.S. Senator Dr. Tom Coburn at The Wall Street Journal. The report quantified the $1.48 billion spent by 67 non-military federal agencies on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment from 2006-2014.
Spending on guns and ammo at 58 non-military federal agencies (including 40 regulatory, administrative agencies) amounted to $158 million. The continued growth of the federal arsenal begs the question: Just whom are the feds planning to battle?
Federal bureaucrats are amassing arsenals of weapons and many agencies are now battle ready, but that is not a goo
In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, many Washington politicians have tried shifting the conversation to the Second Amendment, reinvigorating the call for tighter gun control. President Trump has an opportunity to propose changes concerning gun control, but not in the way his opponents are calling for.
Trump should listen to the advice former U.S. Senator Dr. Tom Coburn memorialized at Forbes last year after the Orlando nightclub massacre: the non-military, non-law enforcement – paper pushing administrative federal agencies – are the ones who should be subject to stricter gun control laws, not the general public. –Forbes
It may be too late, however. When you give the government socialist powers, somehow, someone is going to be needed to enforce all the rules an all you have to do, is offer them a paycheck – a paycheck stolen from those who they now power over. It isn’t a difficult concept. It looks like the government will enforce socialism at the barrel of a gun. Humans don’t want to be stolen from and told what to do, and the only way to make them complicit slaves is by threatening to shoot them. It takes a lot of guns and ammo to enforce a socialist and communist society.
well, now we know where we all go to restock;)
If I own an AR 15, it’s an “ASSAULT WEAPON”.
If an AR 15 is issued to some .gov puke, it’s a “personal defense weapon”
Re: Government Agencies purchase massive amounts of ammo
No need to worry about all those hollow point rounds purchased.
We have been assured, “They are only for target practice.”
“the ammunition is “standard issue” and simply used for mandatory federal training sessions.”
(August 2012) In the past few months, DHS has already purchased 1.2 billion rounds of hollow point bullets.
Hollow point bullets are designed to expand when they enter the body, causing as much damage as possible to internal organs and tissue.
They’ve been illegal in international warfare since 1899.
What are these bullets for … domestic purposes?
Social Security Administration to purchase 174,000 Rounds of hollow point bullets.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is shopping for 46,000 rounds of hollow point rounds
for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement
DHS purchases 200 million more rounds of ammo – 9/20/12
“Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers.
A series of new solicitations posted on the FedBizOpps website show that the DHS is looking to purchase 200 MILLION ROUNDS OF .223 RIFLE AMMUNITION OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliber bullets.”
NOAA bullets are to shoot down global warming… or else to use on those who are true scientists and know AGW is a scam (I have done a 400 page, 700 footnote on the topic, and it IS an UTTER scam – the EXACT word Dr. Richard Lindzen, prof of atmospheric science at MIT, Dr. Wm Gray, the #1 hurricane forecaster in the world, and John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel all used for it – and I quote ipsissima verba – “a scam.”
There are good guys….. and bad guys…. and God help us to sort out
which is which.
Those supposedly here to protect us…..have a new agenda….to destroy
We can blame the Prince of Distruction, that communist organizer, that
Anti-American mooslime, anti-capitalist, that anti-gun loving traitor, who
tried to crash our economy, run up our debt so high….that every man, woman,
and child will forever be a slave to the government. (NWO)
Yes, Obuttho’ gave us health care designed to drive every one of us into poverty.
He emptied our jails and released dangerous criminals on society, with his pardons.
Gave billions of dollars…..gave WMD’s……gave “top secret military info” and
a host of other crimes…….to our ENEMIES!
And not even a hand slap! TREASON……that is undeniable TREASON!!!!
“There are good guys….. and bad guys…. and God help us to sort out
which is which.”
Thats easy, Good guys mind their own business, bad guys are the ones who try and tell you what to do/rule you. If anyone comes to you in shtf and tries to tell you what to do… dispatch them asap.
Don’t forget it was George W Booooosh that gave us the Department of Motherland Security / FSB / Stasi.
They are arming up to stop the American people if they ever rise up against the Marxist, Globalist establishment. However, during the initial attack at Waco, the bible thumpers gave the feds some of their own medicine. Lesson, shoot and scoot. Don’t try to defend a building against over whelming odds. The bible thumpers should have counter attacked and wiped out the armed apparatchiks when the feds were low on ammo.
USA Inc. imagines it is their duty to stop our duty. At least they are not using depleted uranium…yet. I am wondering at just what point does outright despotism become absolute despotism.
Yes, good idea.
Him, you just answered the question posed in the title of the article. I’m continuing arming up to act in my own self-defense for if/when they ever come for me. I’m not giving up shit.
Hmmmm, millions in guns and ammo? They must be going after me! Good luck lol.
This article is a serious concern. One question tho: understanding a LOT of people are co-opted into the fascist leftism of this country, there are a LOT that are not (think who got Trump elected). My nephew, just out of the marines, would NEVER pull the trigger on US citizens. My neighbor, a recently retired senior IL. state trooper is as conservative as anyone here, same thing. Then there is the Constitutional Sherrif and Police Assoc, http://cspoa.org. I know many others in the military with the same views, as well as several policemen who are personal friends. That is why the leftists, using the gay-uber-alles fascists, are frantically trying to take over the military, and get conservatives to quit while they are replaced with trans-sexuals, trans-species, whatever.
However, even after ALL that, they won’t win. Think Liepzig, 1989 to 1991, and what happened there. Even after 40 years of solid communist indoctrination, ***the troops STILL refused to fire on the populace.**** THAT is what the elite are worried about. Truth is, their ideas SUCK, and are neither do-able nor have any explanatory adequacy. Their philosophy is no more workable – and they know it – than Mao’s, Hitler’s, Mugabe’s, Stalin’s, Mayor Coleman Young’s of Detroit, or Chicago’s. People are also given a CONSCIENCE by God, and while the Weinsteins, Soroses, the banksters, etc. of the world may have seared theirs, this is something that can only be effaced after YEARS of work (cf. Mark Twain’s Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut, which illustrates this very well).
We need to irenically continue to educate and inform others of the truth. Many, if not most of you, here, started out on the wrong side of the blue pill/red pill equation. How did YOU wake up? Probably through discussion (hence the frantic need to quell free speech on the leftist fascist campus) and reason. We simply need to continue this peaceful process of INFORMING people. Will we win? I don’t know. But things looked even MORE bleak in 1975 USSR, and look what happened.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – JRR Tolkein
TEST, agreed. As usual, a very good post.
+100 for both the Tolkien/Gandalf quote and the example of Leipzip!
Not a problem. Between drugs, drones, and AI, There will continue to be plenty of guns willingly fired upon civilians.
So, we are to ignore it, AU? As Samuel Johnson wrote a couple hundred years ago, “People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.”
Critical sign of a weakening central government. Rome.
Actually, if you do the math – that’s not a lot of money or ammo/firepower. It’s not like the government shops around and looks for the best deals. Ain’t no gubmint agency going to buy a knock-off AR or something. Nor will they be buying the cheap stuff ammo-wise to train with. Also, they do have to train. Take for example the 2300 IRS special agents. How many rounds per year do any of you fire to stay on target? Multiply that by the 2300. Say 9mm, decent grade @apx. $23/box of 50 from a bulk vendor like I do….. What? At least 300 rounds a year or more. For those agents that would be over $300,000!!! In short, don’t get your panties in a bunch over this one people.
Deja vu much?
They left out the Social Security Administration. They bought millions of rounds of ammo.
Our local office has an armed guard on duty at the front desk. I wonder why?
People get pissed off when bureaucrats fuck up. Fuck ups in government have real and adverse consequences for individual Americans.
A drug dependent society cannot control their anger. 🙁
dk.. a drug dependent society cannot control their anger. I agree, like all of the mass killing incidents high on big pharma drugs like zoloft type drugs, anti depressants that cause psychotic actions pushed heavily on children and young adults for “behavior problems”. The problem is non psychoactive natural substances like cannabis is where the war on drugs continues to be waged for big business benefit. A non agressive introspective population is the last thing this military dictatorship wants.
DK, IMHO, I think you are both right and wrong, in that at one end you will have the “soma” pill takers, a la Huxley. They are asleep, and will never wake up (TV does a good job of that, too) ; on the other hand, you have folks that once off their meds, will go Mad Max. Then there are those on drugs now who are regularly Mad Max. Not sure what percentage will be docile ones… THAT is the question!!
Bullets will do wonders on bureaucrats.
Obama and his minions are secretly making plans (including impeaching or assassinating trump) for a coup to take back the WH. And at least 1/2 the American citizens, and all the embedded enemies of America (including CAIR, DNC, BLM, INFADA, NAACP, etc…)will be on his side. He will unleash all these groups unto the streets of America with violent uprisings to solidify his overthrow of the govt. It will be at this point in time that you will all understand finally what has happened, and why.!!!
J.. actually a lot of Republicans are piling up against Trump and his continual warmongering agenda. Voices of reason not stuck in party politics that are set to lead to more insanity and bloodshed. When will they ever learn.
They aren’t republicans or conservative. They are rinos all the way.
J, there’s billions of bullets waiting to be used on the left.
They think they are going to finally become men and take the sovereign citizen on. WRONG! After they fill their knickers full of shit it won’t be long before they’re bleeding out.
Why are they buying all this? Easy.
To kill people
Correction: to kill us.
I guess they plan to murder Americans and are fine with those actions. My fellow citizens, NEVER give up your guns!!
“It may be too late, however. When you give the government socialist powers, somehow, someone is going to be needed to enforce all the rules an all you have to do, is offer them a paycheck – a paycheck stolen from those who they now power over.”
No offense, but if Mac Salvo thinks this is Socialism, he does not know what Socialism is. This is, In-Your-Face, Fascism.
OMG, I just realized all I have is my Trusted Daisy Red Ryder.
And we are on the verge of ww3.
96% of fedgov voted for killary hillary. In my opinion that says it all! Obama flooded fedgov with conservative hating liberals! Look at what is going on now. We have a president everyone hates, and all the talk on the left is anti-white! The writing is all over the wall!
having a gun doesnt say you know how to use it
Something has been coming for over 20 years. I believe it will happen in my life time & I’m 59 now. We both served in the US Army have been preparing for the 25 years. Confirmation from Son in Law who drives a Big rig that they (the Gov’t) keeps prepping for something big. He delivered 2 53′ Loads to the Underground Bunkers in the Midwest last week. All was Long term Storage Foods. That just solidifies my belief. Just Happy that we are prepared as we can get (not really)but you can never really be 110% Prepared. Always Locked & Loaded. Head on a swivel. Eyes wide Open.
The Pike prediction said that both sides of the culture war would exhaust eachother, mutually.
Urban, basketball Americans (and, other varieties of terrorist), probably have no idea, where all the guns came from.
They just might get to use some on Nov. $Th. Whew the Commies come for them. I sure hope they do!!!!
The reason you buy guns and ammo is that you fear attack and expect to have to shoot people The nearest people to fear and to thus to shoot are the American people unless you plan to import people to shoot The possibility exists that they may in future collect the arms caches to arm one single police force as in some form of Gestopo force A fast move to form the new Gestopo and grab the guns fast to arm it It would be in place so fast and armed that it would be very hard to stop it