Many on the left in the federal government would like to rescind the Second Amendment and repeal the people’s right to keep and bear arms. Now we know why. They want them all. According to various reports recently, many federal agencies are buying guns and massive quantities of ammunition. Including some agencies that one wouldn’t expect need to be heavily armed. A growing number of agents in a growing number of federal agencies are being authorized to carry weapons and make arrests.
The Social Security Administration requested 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets earlier this year. According to Newsmax Magazine, The United States Postal Service posted a notice on its website requesting proposals for ‘small-arms ammunition’ purchases around the same time. And prior to that the United States Department of Agriculture asked for 320,000 rounds. This same article (in the August 2014 issue) stated that, “Even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found a need for 46,000 rounds.”
The Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General has its own armed division. (Maybe they should post a few armed agents at some troubled schools around the country. The ones in the states with the strictest gun control). So does the Energy Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Commerce Department, and the Agency for International Development. Last month the USDA made a request to buy submachine guns.
This Newsmax article also referenced a Government Accountability (there’s an oxymoron ) Study published this past January that found that there was one agency that was buying fewer munitions of late. Yes, ‘the Department of Homeland Security’s ammunition buys have been steadily waning since fiscal 2009’. The GAO also concluded that ‘the drop in ammo buys by Homeland Security was due primarily to budget constraints’.
Good to know we’re prioritizing properly. Screw the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, they were taking sorely needed guns and ammo away from the Postal Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration!
At minimum, this is an attempt by the federal government to suck up so much ammo that it is very difficult for lawful firearm- owning citizens to obtain, thereby rendering their firearms moot. But it’s more than that. It’s all about power. Inexorably, the founder’s vision is being pushed farther and farther away, as the federal government gets larger and more powerful day-by-day.
The people, conversely, grow weaker and more docile. I shudder to think of the founder’s despair. Upon his death, John Adams cried out, “Jefferson Lives!” That was technically not true as Jefferson died about 5 hours before Adams. But I think what Adams meant was, Jefferson’s spirit, his Declaration of Independence and his country built on limited government and powers reserved for the people lived on. The last, best hope.
Things have changed .