Gun Control for everyone except the Government??
Read also from the article: ".....30-round clips “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.”........
Notice the people involved in Homeland Security think that this is OK for "personal defense"? and "close quarters"? This has never been about geting rid semi automatic guns or 7 plus clips at all. This is a push to restrict those weapons to those that are involved in government, or have political pull. In other words, the political class, the elites and their allies.
Sorry, I was wrong. This bunch wants FULLY automatic military grade weapons. The same ones that the general public cannot get.
Add the weapons to this..
everyone from the mainstream media to bloggers and conspiracy theorists have questioned the government's mass purchasing of ammunition for federal agencies like the National Weather Service and even the Social Security Administration. Combined, both agencies ordered over 210,000 rounds. This ammunition is mostly made up of "hollow point" bullets, which are designed strictly for maximum damage to the human body and have been outlawed for use in warfare since 1969.
Hollow points are a particularly nasty bullet. They are designed to spread out after impact and cause maximum damage. They have one other characteristic: tactical vests such as Kevlar will stop the round. This would be useful in situations where there were those that had simple body armor and might accidently hit someone on their own side that was so protected. Either in a close quarters or "fluid" situation such as a riot this would be quite effective. This is rather troubling.
These are the folks in addition to gangsters and other criminals that would have all the guns should some people have their way..
Yeah David. That is what Mexico has. Only the criminals and the Federales have guns. How is that working out for the general population?
Why are fully-automatic AR-15s with 30-round magazines and hollow-point bullets called 'personal defense' weapons when the Department of Homeland Security purchases them, but semi-auto AR-15s are assault rifles in the hands of citizens?
The Department of Homeland Security filed a purchase bid this past June titled "Personal Defense Weapons Solicitation". It is combined bid for 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition and "select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense."
Increasingly the government is giving itself privileges that they are taking away from citizens. This is becoming most obvious in regards to gun rights, but it's becoming a widespread abuse of power across all aspects of society. The government is supposed to derive its authority from the people not the other way around.
Ron Paul recently addressed this exact topic proposing the simple solution: "Anything the government assumes they have a right to do to us, we should assume we have a right to do that to them."
If we are to be a nation of, by and for the people where the government has no rights that aren't afforded to citizens, then this assumption may be the check on government overreach that's so desperately needed.
By the way, the DHS is only authorized to work within the U.S. borders, so who do they plan to use these weapons on?