Are We at a Breaking Point?
With everything swirling around us 24/7 via this administration’s big foot of government on all our throats, one has to wonder if this nation isn’t headed towards the eve of destruction in the very near future.
Friends, we are having wicked weather in my neck of the woods, so I have to keep this short and to the point. But after you read two reports below, and watch one of them as well…see if you’re worried that this nation is now about to go into a major tailspin in more ways than one. Especially when it comes to the militarization of the majority of our federal departments. Of course, gun control comes into the mix as well…nothing new there.
Here’s the first report…see what you think about this:
Why does it seem every federal agency in the country has their own law enforcement authority? Why do all these bureaucratic branches maintain heavily armed police apparatuses?
Recently, federal agencies have been making huge ammunition purchases.
Here’s a (probably) incomplete list of all the federal agencies with armed police forces:
• Homeland Security (this one I understand)
• Department of Health and Human Services
• Department of Energy
• U.S. Agency for International Development
• Commerce Department
• U.S. Postal Service
• Department of Agriculture
• Environmental Protection Agency
• Internal Revenue Service
• Social Security Administration
• Department of Education
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
I understand the need to enforce federal law. And some of these agencies can investigate serious federal crimes (like the Post Office), but can’t these agencies have the US Marshals Service perform their law enforcement duties? Isn’t that what its purpose is?
NOAA claims they need armed agents to enforce “marine resources” and “international treaties.” Isn’t that what the Coast Guard is for? The Office of Law Enforcement has 134 agents. But the request for 46,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets was designated for the National Weather Service. NOAA now claims this was a clerical error.
Think 46,000 is a lot? Last year, the Social Security Administration made a request for 174,000 rounds of .357 hollow-point bullets.
And in the last year, the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 billion (with a “b”) rounds of ammunition.
(On a side note, breitbart.com attempted to dispel the notion that 1.6 billion rounds is excessive. They claim “DHS agencies train quarterly, with an expectation of using 1,000 rounds per year per firearm for training and qualifications, while an officer may never fire a single round from their firearm on duty.” Perhaps this is true. So 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition divided by 1,000 rounds per year for training means there are 1.6 million DHS agents?)
Perhaps this is another conspiracy for Alex Jones to wrap his website around and not a preparation for a totalitarian state.
Even if it’s not, somebody needs to explain why seemingly every federal agency is up-arming to the hilt.
Something is afoot, but I’m not sure what it is.
Here’s the second report:
Today is the last day to register an assault weapon in New York State. Gun owners risked being charged with a misdemeanor or felony if they don’t do so before the deadline.
It’s part of New York’s gun control law called the SAFE Act, and comes amid resistance from gun owners who believe that registration leads to confiscation.
On The Real Story, Kate Pavlich reported that around one million people in the state are refusing to register their sporting rifles, which are now classified as assault weapons under the Safe Act.
Pavlich believes it’s realistic to think that the government will confiscate Americans’ guns if they aren’t registered.
“If you look at the course of history going back decades and centuries, it is a serious concern,” she said.
Pavlich said that gun owners are fearful that they’ll be made out to be criminals simply for owning a gun. After the Newtown shooting, a local New York newspaper received backlash for publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in the area.
“There are very serious privacy concerns here and it’s not just of gun owners. Let’s not forget that the ACLU, when all that information was published in that newspaper, came out on behalf of gun owners saying that their information should be protected.”
Pavlich said she doesn’t think the ACLU will change its stance on the issue now that the law classifies guns differently.
How much more can this nation withstand? – What say you?
Fire Away…Inquiring Minds Want to Know!