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Tell Your Elected Officials - You Want Answers

Why does Homeland Security Need 1.6 Billion rounds of Ammo - over 7,000 Military Assault Weapons - Full Body Armor and Armored Vehicles?

Why aren't they answering The questions put forth by the -
United States Congress as to what their intentions are?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbfjxjpKoR8

I contacted all my State's Reps in regards to this and also railed about how awful the TSA is.

These Agencies are totally out of control, and if our elected officials are contacted in significant numbers from their constituents about how wrong these agencies truly are, they will hopefully grow strong in numbers and start openly challenging these disgusting Un-American Bastards




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I was able to email only 6

I was able to email only 6 Congressman and both Senators from my state. Their Stupid out of district restriction via zip code doesn't allow direct email to everyone. So I will be calling this week the ones I couldn't contact.

As far as the Traitor of a Senator that did send me his reply, I will be exposing his views in my local Newspaper. This issue has huge ramifications in the very near future. At work, I personally have had direct face to face contact with Homeland Security Officials and they know that they Answer to Nobody. These arrogant pricks will have no problem playing Jack Booted Supermen.

"You Cannot Stop An Idea Whose Time Has Come"

What a Bunch Of BS from my Democratic Rep

Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) firearms solicitation.

Created in 2002, DHS oversees numerous federal agencies which are responsible for domestic security and natural disaster response. These include the Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

Filed in June 2012, ICE solicited a purchase order for personal defense weapons (PDW) to be used in DHS law enforcement missions such as serving high-risk warrants and counter-narcotics enforcement. A PDW is defined as “a compact, select-fire firearm similar to a submachine gun that fires rifle rounds versus pistol rounds”. You may read the solicitation under Section C of the solicitation: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d791b6aa0fd9....

These rifles would allow for more cost-effective purchasing by the federal government for a common weapons used by the DHS which has roughly 130,000 sworn law enforcement officers. The solicitation includes provisions for a purchase of a minimum of 17 and a maximum of 7000 PDWs over a period of 5 years. These numbers were picked for budgetary planning reasons. At this time no final selection in terms of a specific weapon or the final numbers to be bought, have yet been determined.

Thank you also for sharing your concerns regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) procurement of ammunition.

In response to the President’s efforts to reduce duplicative government contracting and eliminate wasteful spending, the DHS awarded a contract in March 2012 to purchase 450 million rounds of .40 caliber pistol rounds over the next five years.

In February 2013, DHS solicited an ammunition order for a one-time order for 240,000 rounds to cover certain FLETC ammo requirements while a larger department-wide ammunition contract is finalized. You may read more about this at: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7e01b30fd254....

These purchase requests will allow for more cost-effective purchasing by the federal government for a common round used by the DHS which has roughly 130,000 sworn law enforcement officers. These solicitations are intended to provide enough ammunition for basic on-duty carry loads, emergency response situations, and sustained marksmanship training for the next five years.

Lastly, thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) purchase of armored vehicles.

DHS has roughly 130,000 sworn law enforcement officers. DHS spokesmen have specifically described the purpose of the vehicles for serving high-risk warrants against drug traffickers and smugglers. The need for this type of protection can be seen in the May 2012 wounding of three ICE agents in San Francisco by gang members during a dangerous search.

Should legislation regarding these issues come before the Senate, I will certainly keep your views in mind. Thank you again for being in touch with me.

"You Cannot Stop An Idea Whose Time Has Come"

I hope a Democrat doesn't

I hope a Democrat doesn't take to floor of the Senate in a filibusterer on this issue demanding answers. They could take back the Civil Liberties championship football from Rand Paul.

Not at this point, IMO

Many Dems, including the rank-and-file, have made it abundantly clear that they don't give a damn about civil liberties (especially the ones here in New England). One of the few good things about Obama being elected was that many of the so-called "liberals" and "progressives" have finally revealed their true colors.

They may very well try and continue to pretend that they're the champions of civil liberties, but nobody's buying it anymore but themselves.

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