If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.

Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.

The RFP describes the firearm as “Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) – 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.” Additionally, DHS is asking for 30 round magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”

Critics of such a ban on semi-automatic rifles are already arguing that the government is showing its hypocrisy by essentially saying they are good “personal defense” for them, but not for American citizens. When civilians own semi-automatic rifles, they somehow become “assault weapons.”

That being said, it is reasonable for the Department of Homeland Security to request these rifles as they are indeed effective personal defense weapons. The agency is tasked with keeping Americans safe from those who wish to do the country harm, and its officials should be equipped with all the tools they need to do so effectively.

But what about Americans who want to keep themselves and their families safe from threats? Is a semi-automatic rifle unacceptable for a civilian’s “personal defense” in his or her home? According to some Democratic lawmakers, like Sen. Feinstein, it appears the answer is yes.

Just last week two students in Rochester, N.Y. scared off a pair of home intruders by simply brandishing an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. One of the students said he believes the weapon saved their lives.

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Sunday February 5th

No guest today, just some strategies for you to use to fight back.




Tuesday December 20th Who has the guns? Larry Pratt GOA

December 20th Who has the guns?

1st hr: Larry Pratt Exec. Director of Gun Owners of America joins me to discuss: “fast and furious”,   New Mexico Sheriffs and militias. His website is www.gunowners.org He is the author of several books which are available on his website.

 2nd hr: Jim Harbison joins me to discuss what the green Nazis are up to in New Mexico. Listen in as he describes the latest iteration of UN Agenda 21 in New Mexico. Do you know where your bicycle is?

 




Friday October 14th William Taylor Reil

 October 14th William Taylor Reil

My guest was William Taylor Reil and we discussed the 2nd and the 14th amendments of the Constitution as well as, Constables and Sheriffs. There is a tab on my website with his name on it so take a look at the documents he has placed there.

 




Sunday October 9th Dr. Greg Evenson www.theheartlandusa.com

October 9th Dr. Greg Evenson 

My guest was Dr. Greg Evenson  former Kansas State Trooper and recipient of the Governor’s award for heroism. Listen in as we discuss his perception of the “climate” in America.

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Wednesday September 14th Stewart Rhodes Oath Keepers

September 14th Stewart Rhodes

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 Stewart Rhodes the founder of the organization “Oath Keepers” joins me to discuss his organization.  Who are the Oath Keepers and how many will keep their oath? Let’s pray enough to save our great nation and its people from tyrants. We discussed the Milgram Experiment http://www.experiment-resources.com/stanley-milgram-experiment.html and how that will impact us today.




Sunday September 11th

September 11th

 

 No guest today just lil ol’ me discussing “the future’s executioners”. Will you be one of them? The choices you make today will make the choice for you.




Sunday August 7th Dan Roberts

August 7th  Dan Roberts

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Dan joins me again to discuss guns and “flash” mobs that are plaguing America.




Wednesday June 29th Chris Sullins author “Operation Serf”

June 29th Chris Sullins

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Chris Sullins joins me to discuss his novel entitled, Operation Serf which is the first book in a trilogy of books he is writing. Chris has a military background and understands what life would be like if the system collapses–do you? What will you do; have you thought about it? Where will you get your food? How will you protect yourself? Hungry people do desperate things–don’t they? If the country collapses things will instantly change and life as you know it will be gone in the twinkling of an eye…




Wednesday June 1st Sheriff Richard Mack

June 1st Sheriff Richard Mack

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There’s a new Sheriff in town, one that knows his/her role as the ONLY elected Law Enforcement Officer, is to protect the citizens of their county. Does your Sheriff know their true role? Well listen in to Sheriff Mack explain what that role really is.




Sunday May 15th Dan Roberts discusses ATF’s “Project Gunrunner”

 May 15th Dan Roberts

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  NJCSD.org   ( New Jersey Coalition for Self Defense)
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  PAFOA.com (Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Association)

Dan Roberts returns to discuss the illegal firearms sales the ATF encouraged which ended up in the hands of Mexican Drug Cartels.

…”As early as April 2010, an Arizona gun dealer was expressing concern to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) about whether firearms sold from his store as part of a federal sting could end up in the wrong hands.  It was an eerie premonition from an unidentified gun dealer cooperating with ATF’s “Project Gunrunner,” an initiative aimed at stopping the flow of guns to Mexican cartels.”… http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

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