Homeland Security Wants 7,000 AR-15s For “Personal Defense”

Just last Saturday, 7 people were murdered in Chicago, the gun control capital of the U.S. If we could just get rid of all the guns, people wouldn’t be able to shoot kill others. It is true that if we were to truly get rid of all the guns, people wouldn’t be able to shoot others. But they would just find other means of killing, something that people like Piers Morgan find completely irrelevant. The truth is, guns aren’t going anywhere as long as we have a government who demands them for themselves. While the feds are busy trying to find ways to ban semi-automatic weapons for civilian use, they’ve been buying them for themselves. New York State Senator Greg Hall, a Republican, issued a press release last week bringing this issue to light:

 “The Department of Homeland Security is the latest to find Governor Cuomo’s anti-Second Amendment agenda is at odds with reality. A report by Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com cites a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP) on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security and member components such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking over 7,000 AR-15’s and matching 30 round clips.”

 So, what’s the feds’ excuse? Well, these AR-15s are for “personal defense,” particularly for “use in close quarters.” Apparently, they’re really good for that. So, why can’t American “civilians” have them for personal defense use in close quarters as well? Because although all people are equal, some are more equal than others.

When Dianne Feinstein was young, she carried a gun. But now she wants to ban the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacture of “120 specifically-named firearms, certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic, and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.”

This only applies to us commoners though. Government officials are officially exempt, and criminals don’t care about laws. So under Feinstein’s proposed gun ban, weapons would be effectively transferred from law-abiding citizens to either criminals or government agents, but “at this point,” to quote the sanctimonious Secretary of State,

“What difference does it make?”

Homeland Security continues to buy up all the ammo and guns while demonizing gun owners. They’ve already declared protests to be forms of low-level terrorism. So all those people marching in protest against gun control measures were committing low-level acts of terrorism according to DHS. But what about all those people protesting in favor of gun control? Those are just people exercising their 1st Amendment rights.