Federal Purchase of ammo.

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  1. jerrysdustydog

    jerrysdustydog Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else heard of the Dept of Agriculture now purchasing ammo and automatic rifles with 30 round clips? Guess they are going to take farm land back now. Does this bother anyone else? Maybe getting ready for Martial Law, needing all federal employees to help with confiscation of citizens arms? What you guys think?
     
  2. ACME A12

    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it is a scary proposition...

    Keep stocking up on ammo, boys...
     
  3. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Have not heard about this one. Got an article about it Jerry
     
  4. 1967 'cuda

    1967 'cuda Well-Known Member

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    I've been suspicious for some time.The amount of ammunition the government is hoarding doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm sure the anti-gun crowd is getting some satisfaction from the fact that even though they haven't banned firearms, they've figured out a way to disarm people. You would think that the deficit our country has would prevent this kind of crazy expenditure but Washington seems to have a different agenda than to get it's house in order. I remember not long ago when folks in the military were complaining about the lack of ammunition they had for training AND for combat. It didn't seem like Washington could come up with the funds then but they have no problem arming government workers. - And out-arming the military. I'm not one to jump on the conspiracy theory bandwagon but something must be going on. It really wouldn't surprise me if this truly was a precursor to gun confiscation. If it is, they must be preparing to take them by force.
     
  5. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Well before he took office he did say he wanted a national police force larger than our military. So he is downsizing the military and building up homeland and other local forces, let your mind wander from there. Got to control the people not protect them, kinda scary.
     
  6. george68hemirr

    george68hemirr I think you guys are full of shit.

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    then it all goes back to george soros
     
  7. b-star69

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    I work as a contractor in many Federal Building downtown.on Wednesday a shipment came in off of an armored car it was about 12 cases of Winchester ammo I didn't notice the caliber if it was rifle ammo it would have been about 2400 rounds if it was handgun ammo it would have been about six thousand rounds they completely bypass security.this particular building I was in doesn't have any law enforcement in it just government entities like the EPA ,Social Security,Department of Labor,Department of Transportation and so on this is very real it's not some made up story like they tell you that it isthey are preparing for the impending up rising.
     
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    I have heard that the "uprising" will be when the dollar fails and everyone is broke

    http://rt.com/usa/159240-department-agriculture-seeks-machine-guns/

    Department of Agriculture buying unknown amount of submachine guns and high-capacity magazines
    Published time: May 15, 2014 17:49

    The United States Department of Agriculture is probably one of the last federal agencies you’d expect to request a substantial amount, if any, of firearms, but that’s precisely what it did last week.

    In a solicitation posted on the government’s Federal Business Opportunities website on May 7, the Agriculture Department requested an unknown number of submachine guns. The department also states it wants to get its hands on weapons with night sights in the front and the rear and magazines with a 30-round capacity.

    The solicitation, which also calls for the submachine guns to be lightweight and feature slings, says:

    “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe [sic] or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”

    Exactly why the USDA wants or needs to acquire multiple submachine guns is unclear, as the solicitation does not go into much detail regarding the purpose. RT attempted to reach both of the individuals listed as contacts on the USDA solicitation to learn more about the request, but was unable to immediately obtain a response from either.

    The request has captured the attention of many conservative, pro-gun websites, though, which have raised questions about it.

    One possible explanation for the request could be that the weapons would be used by the law enforcement division of the United States Forest Service, which falls under the jurisdiction of the USDA. The Forest Service is not listed specifically in the text of the solicitation – again, nothing is mentioned that could be related to the ultimate purpose of the acquisition – causing some to fret over the possibility that the guns would be used elsewhere.

    "[The USDA] will no doubt attempt to justify their purchase of military hardware by explaining that they conduct criminal investigations and may need to do armed raids,” wrote Bob Owens at the website Bearing Arms. “This is part of a trend to arm every branch of federal government, whether the individual agency has a legitimate need for a paramilitary force or not."

    There has been concern recently over the purchasing decisions of government agencies, particularly the Department for Homeland Security, which critics have claimed buys excessive amounts of ammunition. A report by the Government Accountability Office in January, however, dismissed such concern, saying ammunition purchases by DHS have actually gone down since 2009.

    Meanwhile, earlier this week a journalist at WND made headlines for suggesting the State Department is shopping for large amounts of explosives and detonator devices. Solicitations for explosives were also posted on the FBO website, but when asked to comment on the requests an agency official laughed off the question, saying “I’m not sure what you’re looking for.”
     

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