Recap: Arming the DHS…DHS Massive Domestic Arms Build Up While Gun Owners Under Attack

The arms build up continues as the DHS has committed to purchasing another 360,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition to add to the two billion bullets already Purchased over the past year. This is enough ammo to fight a 24 – 30 year war! The solicitation is listed on the Federal Business Opportunities website. These are requisitions and not full delivery as of yet.

Recently, over a dozen members of Congress have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security questioning Obama’s massive ammo horde.

“The extraordinary level of ammunition purchases made by Homeland Security seems to have, in states such as my own, created an extreme shortage of ammunition to the point where many gun owners are unable to purchase any,” LaMalfa wrote in the letter.

“Are these purchases being conducted in a manner that strategically denies the American people access to ammunition,” the Congressman added.

This nationwide ammo shortage is also impacting many police departments around the country and some are forced barter among each other in a scramble to meet their ammo needs.

It was revealed during at CPAC when Luke Rudkowski interviewed Congressman Timothy Huelscamp, that the Department of Homeland Security has refused to answer questions from “multiple” members of Congress regarding its recent ammunition and weapons purchase.

DHS has since claimed that the bullets are being acquired in bulk to save money and that they are for training purposes only, however a former marine has disputed this when he told reporters at WHPTV:

“We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps.”

Also, hollow point bullets are much more expensive than full metal jackets, therefore the explanation that they are buying in bulk to “save money” makes little sense.

DHS is also seeking to purchase 2,717 Light-Armored Tanks, and 7,000 additional “assault rifles” calling them “personal defense weapons”. Large scale purchases of body armor have also caused shortages and last year and DHS put out an urgent order for “riot gear” in anticipation of civil unrest. The agency has also ordered bullet-proof checkpoint booths and has hired hundreds of new security guards to protect government buildings over the course of the last 12 months. In addition, the agency has finalized a $2 million dollar relationship with a contractor that recently apologized for producing shooting targets of pregnant women, children and elderly gun owners depicted in residential settings.

But DHS isn’t just building up their ground forces. They have requested that their predator drones, originally built for overseas military operations, have the ability to carry out domestic surveillance tasks such as identifying civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones. View the unredacted DHS requirements for domestic Predator drones here.

As the DHS domestic arms build-up expands, an unprecedented push for gun control is underway. At the highest levels of Government, the President and VP are both spreading false anti-gun propaganda while making ridiculous statements in a desperate attempt to sway public opinion in favor of gun control. See here and here. (There are dozens more and including them all would be beyond the scope of this article.)

New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s pro-gun control group has announced plans to spend $12 million on ads meant to pressure senators into backing strict new gun control measures.

Mainstream media propaganda outfits like MSNBC have been calling gun rights advocates racists for supporting natural rights in an attempt to lump private gun ownership with racism.

All this dovetails with the DHS shifting primary focus to fighting “homegrown terrorism”. The concern is however, that documents produced, distributed and used regularly by the DHS routinely equates conservative and libertarian ideology with domestic extremism and gun owners are being labeled as potential terrorists.

A report titled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, use the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists:

Right wingers who believe their “way of life” is under attack;

Those who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;

Americans who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);

Americans who don’t trust or are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;

Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;

People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

According to fliers created by the FBI and Bureau of Justice Assistance for distribution to a variety of businesses, a number of common activities could be considered indications of terrorist tendencies such as, Paying for your coffee with cash; model rocket hobbyist; using internet security tools at cafes.

The MIAC report, which was leaked in 2009, suggested that political bumper stickers such as those for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul or those critical of the Federal Reserve could be used to identify militia members and terrorists. View the MIAC Report here.

More recently, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has come out with a new report warning of the supposed threat posed by “Patriot” groups and other right-wing “extremists.”

As The New American reports,

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a leftist “civil rights” outfit that has been criticized and ridiculed from across the political spectrum, issued its latest “Intelligence Report” about the supposed threat posed by “Patriot” groups and other right-wing “extremists.” Employing its usual deceptive tactics in a transparent but failed effort to lump Christians and constitutionalists in with racists and terrorists, …

Read the full New American article here

A few days ago, retired United States Army Captain, Captain Terry M. Hestilow publicly warned that the DHS acquisitions are ‘bold threat of war’ Against the American People.

The decorated retired Army Captain’s letter begins,

“It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America,”

Read the full letter from his Facebook page here

To put the icing on the cake, a leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.

In summary, we have a massive domestic arms build up, militarization of government agencies and local police forces and the second amendment along with other civil liberties under an unprecedented attack. All while liberty lovers and small government advocates are being portrayed as terrorists by government agencies, the media, television shows and extreme left non-profit organizations. Add this to the leaked plans to detain political activists and controversy over drone strikes on American citizens.

What are we to make of all this? I won’t jump to any conclusions as nobody knows for sure.

Some ideas floating around the web… Preparation for economic collapse; civil unrest due to strict gun control measures; DHS could be looking to corner the market in ammo keeping it out of civilian hands; gifts for friends of the security/military industrial complex;  preparation for more wars; expanding authoritarianism with increase checkpoints and surveillance; create a chilling effect for anyone critical of white house policy.

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