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A national discussion on US government gun purchases

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Armed to the teeth: US federal government attempts to disarm US citizens as it purchases heavy arms at an alarming rate

If you haven’t heard about the recent guns and ammo purchases by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), don’t feel like you’re out of touch. It may be because most of the mouthpiece media outlets chose to ignore it. For those of you who haven’t seen the news; the domestic security agency DHS has issued a standing purchase order for nearly 2 billion hollow point bullets. This is in addition to an order for 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles. Oh, don’t forget the 2,712 mine resistant personnel carriers complete with gun ports, that are more at home in Afghanistan than on Main Street, USA. All supplied by you, the taxpayer.

Of course, this frantic purchasing of heavy guns and ammo is occurring at the same time government royalty figures like Dianne Feinstein are demanding, “Turn ’em in Mr. & Mrs. America”. From New York City Roman Emperor Michael Bloomberg to his Supreme Highness, Barack Obama; officials charged with guarding your constitutional rights are busy trying to take them away from you.

But back to these DHS purchases. The US federal government is buying enough hollow point bullets to kill every man, woman, and child in the US five times over. That’s right. There’s five bullets for each of you. And wait a minute: aren’t hollow point bullets illegal for use in war, by international treaty? Oops. Well, the US federal agency DHS isn’t going to use them internationally – they plan to use them against domestic terrorists. So, no worries!

And while your AR-15 and AK-47 is in government sights for confiscation, the DHS is actually purchasing real assault rifles. You know, the kind that can shoot all the bullets in its big magazine while simply squeezing the trigger. You can’t do that with the pedestrian AR-15 and AK-47s being peddled by government pundits as “dangerous assault rifles”. The dangerous assault rifles are the 7,000 going to a domestic security agency that wouldn’t even be in existence if our elected officials in Washington did something other than buy each other drinks in expensive restaurants on the taxpayer dime.

But wait. There’s a reasonable explanation for all these purchases. Those DHS folks are just trying to save the taxpayers money by purchasing in bulk. You’ve got to hand it to them. Practice makes perfect and this will give them 100,000,000 hollow point bullets to shoot per year for the next 20 years. And if gun owners tell you that you use less expensive metal jacket bullets on the shooting range – just tell them that you trust the government to make the right purchases.

Mainstream news media has largely ignored this story but an op-ed piece written by Ralph Benko has appeared on Forbes.com. Mr. Benko writes,“ at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month.  Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years – in America.”

Mr. Benko goes on to point out, “Why, indeed, should the federal government not be deploying armored personnel carriers and stockpiling enough ammo for a 20-year war in the homeland?  Because it’s wrong in every way.  President Obama has an opportunity, now, to live up to some of his rhetoric by helping the federal government set a noble example in a matter very close to his heart (and that of his Progressive base), one not inimical to the Bill of Rights: gun control.  The federal government can (for a nice change) begin practicing what it preaches by controlling itself.”

Finally, Benko urges “Cancelling, or at minimum, drastically scaling back — by 90% or even 99%, the DHS order for ammo, and its receipt and deployment of armored personnel carriers.” A national discussion must take place over this frightening turn of events. It’s time we summoned our elected royal figures in Congress and the Senate and demand to know what they are doing to put a stop to this insane behavior from an unelected and unaccountable federal agency.

Before it’s too late.

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The Ultimate Gun Ban

Guns For UN Armed Forces Only

Guns For UN Armed Forces Only

(Aurora, CO) The horrific shootings by a lone crazed gunman have predictably brought the gun ban politicians out of the woodwork. Salt, trans-fat, soda drink size activist and New York City Mayor Bloomberg demanded “it’s time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it… [gun laws]” Senator Frank Lautenberg D-NJ, always an expert on the US Constitution opined, “these types of tragedies will continue to occur unless we do something about our nation’s lax gun laws.”

Years of anti-gun indoctrination in the US has created the right atmosphere for gun bans. Events such as the tragic shootings in Aurora, CO along with media saturation of the story serve to move the US closer than ever towards an all-out ban on firearms. The upcoming UN SMALL ARMS TREATY if ratified by the US Senate will open the door for the UN to regulate firearms in the US. Some American politicians seem more than ready to make privileged government personnel sole possessors of firearms while the serfs are disarmed.

That’s why it’s important to remember that the biggest killer of citizens by far is government. In fact, some estimates claim several hundred million citizens killed by their own governments in the twentieth century alone. Gun bans really work. They raise government law enforcement agents to a special privileged class and lower citizens to a compliant, fearful group of people who do what they’re told. The Second Amendment was written to protect citizens from a tyrannous government. Is it any wonder that this is not taught in the government school system?

Rogue government mouthpieces like New York City’s mayor Bloomberg have long demanded a nationwide gun ban. While law abiding citizens in the decaying city largely cannot even own a gun, citizens are killed there by guns all the time. This myth that somehow a gun ban will make the citizens safer is pure eye and ear candy – a type of political heroin with the same type of payoff. Of course, His Highness Bloomberg also has 24 hour, seven day a week taxpayer funded police protection.

Consider the government sponsored Hutu genocide against the unarmed Tutsi’s in Rwanda. According to Wikipedia, “Most of the victims were killed in their own villages or in towns, often by their neighbors and fellow villagers. The militia typically murdered victims by machetes, although some army units used rifles. The Hutu gangs searched out victims hiding in churches and school buildings, and massacred them. Local officials and government-sponsored radio incited ordinary citizens to kill their neighbors.” Ultimately 800,000 – 1,000,000 largely unarmed Tutsi’s were killed. Defenseless women and children were hacked to death, or raped and then shot.

No gun ban discussion is complete without deciding which parties will be stripped of the right to self-protection. I propose that any gun and personal protection device bans include all federal, state, and local government officials including law enforcement. After all, if a gun ban will make everyone so safe, why does ANYONE need them? If you support gun bans,  demand a complete gun ban that includes all government royalty including law enforcement at all levels.

Mayor Bloomberg is a Roman style Caesar, who demands the right to regulate your life in New York City right down to the salt in your diet and the size of your soft drink. And if you refuse? Guess who shows up with guns?

This post originally appeared in http://www.barnesville.com by this author

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