[Rushtalk] New Bill Calls For 'De-militarization' of DHS, FBI & Others

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Fri Sep 12 09:13:33 MDT 2014

New Bill Calls For ‘De-militarization’ of DHS, FBI & Others

      * By Susanne Posel 
      *  August 10, 2014

Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism |

 The US Independent
August 10, 2014


House Representative Chris Stewart proposed the Regulatory Agency
De-militarization Act (RAD) in order to eliminate federal regulators who
are “armed to the teeth and breaking into homes and businesses when
there was no reason to think there would be resistance.”

On Stewart’s website, a press release states: “In recent years, numerous
federal regulatory agencies – including the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) and
the Department of Education (DoE) – have created their own special law
enforcement teams to conduct their own arrests and raids. This is in
part a product of the 2002 Homeland Security Act , which gave most
Offices of Inspector General (OIG) arrest and firearm authority.”

RAD repeals:

      * The OIG’s authority to “arrest and firearm authority”
      * Demands the OIG publish “a complete report detailing all federal
        agencies, including OIG, with specialized units that receive
        special tactical or military-style training and that respond to
        high-risk situations that fall outside the capabilities of
        regular law enforcement officers”
      * Stops federal agencies “from purchasing machine guns, grenades,
        and other weaponry regulated under the National Firearms Act ”

Stewart said: “I understand that federal agents must be capable of
protecting themselves. But what we have observed goes far beyond
providing necessary protection. When there are genuinely dangerous
situations involving federal law, that’s the job of the Department of
Justice, not regulatory agencies like the FDA or the Department of
Education. Not only is it overkill, but having these highly-armed units
within dozens of agencies is duplicative, costly, heavy handed,
dangerous and destroys any sense of trust between citizens and the
federal government.”

Recently it has been reported that many federal agencies have been
amassing hollow point bullets and other armory in unprecedented amounts.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) put out a solicitation to
manufacturers for 63,000,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point
bullets for NOAA; and then made another request for 357 mag rounds that
are able to pierce through walls.

Back in 2009, the DHS ordered 450 million rounds of hollow point
ammunition from Winchester Ammunition with a special contract to supply
DHS with 200 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition.

Along with requests for ammunition, the DHS has placed a solicitation by
way of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) for 700 pounds of
High Density Ammonium Nitrate and 700 pounds of A-5 Flake RDX. With the
delivery date scheduled for August 31, 2012.

DHS has also been purchasing riot gear, armored vehicles, MREs and other
supplies that could be used during a martial law scenario,
and contracting Sig Sauer, a gun manufacturer, to provide gun parts.

DHS continued their military-themed solicitations with the request for
2,717 Mine Resistant Protected vehicles from Navistar Defense.

The MaxxPro Dash DXM “is built to withstand ballistic arms fire, mine
blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats.”

This vehicle can “deflect IED blasts away from the vehicle” and is
recommended for combat conditions such as seen in Afghanistan.

DHS also requested that Shelters Direct provide their agency “with this
4×13 Steel UL 752 Level 3 Bullet Resistant Booth.”

The US Forest Service (USFS) secured a bid for 300,000 rounds of
ammunition that will be delivered to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Pacific Southwest Region of the USFS solicited ammunition that is
allegedly needed for target practice. In this instance, the amounts of
hollow point bullets, 12 gauge rifle slugs, and other accessories are
smaller than DHS has requested through other federal agencies.

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) has been given the responsibility
to protecting federally owned property while preparing for civilian led
riots expected in the near future.

Part of the preparatory measures was an order of 150 sets of riot
gear that was requested to be filled exponentially. The FPS is
anticipating that police or military wearing the gear would encounter
“blunt force trauma” to the upper torso, as well as potential beatings
with “blunt objects”.

The US Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) requested the following items in
a solicitation:

      * Remington Frangible .40 Caliber Pistol Ammunition – 2,500 rounds
      * Remington .40 Caliber Pistol Ammunition (180 grain) Full Metal
        Jacket – 6,000 rounds
      * Remington .223 Caliber Rifle Ammunition (62 grain) Full Metal
        Jacket – 3,000 rounds
      * Remington FX Marking Cartridges (9 mm) – 2,000 rounds
The Social Security Office has also made a solicitation for 174,000
rounds of .357 hollow point bullets.

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