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That’s Weird: DHS Wants 7,000 Scary Looking Rifles For Personal Defense

Home - by - January 28, 2013 - 08:45 America/New_York - 23 Comments

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In Liberal World, only The Government should be afforded guns. Because that worked well in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany

(The Blaze) 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.”

Like The Blaze writer Jason Howerton, I don’t have a problem with making sure DHS is properly armed to deal with whateverthehell it is they deal with nowadays. Probably people who fail to properly inflate their tires and look at Wooded Owls meanly. And lord knows that the government would never over-react and send in armed government employees. Let’s see, when terrorizing a small child. But, realistically, law enforcement at all levels does need proper weapons when they enter into a confined space.

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» 23 Comments

  1. Noelegy

    January 28th, 2013

    What?? They don’t get beanbag guns, like the Border Patrol?!

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  2. thirdtwin

    January 28th, 2013

    Hey Mexico…Heads up, amigos. Just a thought.

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  3. Team America

    January 28th, 2013

    What’s good for the goose is not good for the gander.

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  4. Anonymous

    January 28th, 2013

    Notice that the ones they are getting go to fully automatic, which are illegal for you or I. I guess switching to machine gun function takes away the “assault” nature of the firearm.
    The only legitimate hunting you do with that kind of weapon is why they’re buying them- to use on other humans.

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  5. Johnny Freedom

    January 28th, 2013

     
  6. Unruly Refugee

    January 28th, 2013

    Now we know where to go shopping for assault weapons when the sheeiit hits the fan.
    If any of them actually learn how to shoot well and respect firearms, they will likely change sides to get away from the gun-haters.

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  7. OzarksAbe

    January 28th, 2013

    There are only a few things that truly are “assault weapons”. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, Abrams tanks and F/18 fighter jets, anything else is just a gun.
    We need to take the language back from the liberals, it’s not a high capacity magazine it’s standard capacity, any firearm is a personal defense weapon.

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  8. Anonymous

    January 28th, 2013

    In citizen hands it’s assault. In government hands it’s defense.

    Orwell is saying, “I warned you.”

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  9. RWF

    January 28th, 2013

    Yeah, comforting eh?

    I suspect they will be giving those to the UN “peace keepers”

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  10. RANDO

    January 28th, 2013

    Their plan is coming togther,,,

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  11. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 28th, 2013

    We absolutely DO need to take the language back and redefined the narrative correctly. Liberals and statists/communists play on emotion, not facts.

    Everytime you hear some one call an AR-15 or any rifle in general, an assault rifle, immediately inform them that there is no such thing as an assault rifle. It is purely an arbitrary label for a gun that looks like the one Rambo used in the movies. Like the title of the thread – they look scary.

    It is essentially no different than a revolver or magazine-fed semi-automatic hand gun. They may be more pwerful, but they are one trigger pull, one shot. And as far as high capacity magazines, if I’m a criminal and I now can only get a 10 round magazine instead of 30, well duuhhhh, I’m going to carry three of them. Idjuts!!

    It is time to disarm the emotion-based ignorance with facts, facts, facts.

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  12. Unruly Refugee

    January 28th, 2013

    I was just using their terminology since the guns mentioned are in their hands.
    Like some have mentioned here before, “assault” is a behavior, and that is what they are planning to do to us. But they don’t love freedom enough to have the heart to put up a good fight. They will lose those guns to the defenders of the Constitution.

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  13. ilovevictoriasbows

    January 28th, 2013

    “Do you really distrust your own government that much?”

    Napolitano’s announcement was based on a DHS report dated April 7, 2009, entitled, “Rightwing Extremists: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” This published report, paid for by taxpayers, determines that right-wing extremism in the United States consists of alleged “hate-oriented anti-government groups” that include, and this is a quote, “returning military, gun owners, individuals and groups that are dedicated to a single issue, such as, opposition to abortion or immigration.”

    Answer: Y______ N______

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  14. BILL

    January 28th, 2013

    wow, does piers morgan know this?

    who does the dhs plan on shooting with these weapons?

    certainly not illegal aliens, gang bangers or mooslum jihadists.

    why does congress get exempted from the proposed ban? they don’t appear any more disciplined than your average citizen, look at their out of control spending.

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  15. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 28th, 2013

    So what makes a Assault Weapon a Defense Weapon is who owns it?

    Good to know.

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  16. Noelegy

    January 28th, 2013

    So that means Michelle commits assault fashion?

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  17. Carlos The Jackal

    January 28th, 2013

    “Close quarters.”
    Translation: Your home or office.

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  18. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 28th, 2013

    And let’s not forget the words of that Second Amendment defender, Henry Waxman, “If someone is so fearful that, that they’re going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, makes me very nervous that these people have these weapons at all!” So there!

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  19. Anonymous

    January 28th, 2013

    There’s nothing in the constitution that gives the federal government the authority to build up an internal army. The FBI doesn’t even have the right to be armed. FBI is for investigation. NOT enforcement. ALL law enforcement is to be handled locally within each state’s jurisdiction.

    I’ve always known Obama is a Nazi. Yeah sure, he didn’t sign up as a party member as far as we know. But he’s sure as hell working from Hitler’s play book.

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  20. MaryfromMarin

    January 28th, 2013

    “Weird” is not a strong enough word. The ones that occurred to me are all in German.

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  21. B. Hussein Obama

    January 28th, 2013

    Ein Reich! Ein Volk! Ein Fuhrer!

    Course, I’se be Ein Fuhrer.

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  22. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 29th, 2013

    They better be good with them. Otherwise they will be jammed up their asses for them and discharged.

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  23. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 29th, 2013

    Full Auto!

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