Monday, March 4, 2013

Department of Homeland Security?

             There are reports that DHS is stockpiling small arms ammunition and some estimates put the total at more than 1.6 billion rounds.  Additionally, DHS has purchased 2,717 Mine Resistant Light-Armored Tanks.  Pictures of these tanks show they are labeled on each side with “Police/Rescue,” suggesting they are not intended for military use in foreign combat zones, rather, they will be deployed within the borders of the United States.  What’s up with that?
            Could it be that foreign nationals have infiltrated the United States to the point they pose a threat to security?  Perhaps, in addition to body scans and pat-downs, tanks and small arms are needed to stop the threat of airplane hijackers.  Maybe, these weapons of war are needed to stop the next nut-bag that decides to shoot unarmed people in a gun-free zone.  Or, is it possible these armaments will someday be deployed against citizens of the United States that refuse to bow to government oppression?
            One of the lessons from the debacle at Waco is that our government officials believe a stockpile of small arms held by private citizens is a threat to security requiring the deployment of military tanks and forfeiting the lives of men, women and children.  American Citizens need to realize that a government with tanks among its people is far more dangerous than citizens with stockpiles of small arms.
            The line between a civilian police force and a paramilitary force is blurring rapidly and once the transformation is complete, neither ballots nor bullets will stop the tanks.