If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.

Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.

The RFP describes the firearm as “Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) – 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.” Additionally, DHS is asking for 30 round magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”

Republican New York state Sen. Greg Ball also issued a press release this week bringing attention to the weapons purchase request.

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If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

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I am truly past the point of giving a DAMN regarding how many Progs, Libbers, Dems or any other assorted MOONBATS I offend with MY opinions on guns and my support of the Second Amendment as it is written!

I have lived far too long to be concerned over the feelings of a Dem/Libber. I don’t like them, they don’t like me … seems like a fair swap.

They hate the idea that an American can OWN what THEY call an *assault rifle* but when pinned down on the issue, none of them can even DEFINE what an *assault rifle* is.

The Dem/Libber seems to think that the AR-15 is a weapon of WAR. It is NOT, but if DHS wants them they are called “Personal Defense Weapons”.

The AR-15 is a semi-automatic shoulder fired rifle that shoots the 5.56 NATO round or the .223 configuration, and yes, that IS the very same caliber that the U.S. military uses in some of its weapons, but the round itself doesn’t make even the Military version of the AR-15, the Carbine, 5.56 mm, M-4, an assault weapon.

The M-4 is a combat rifle, that IS true, but an assault weapon it is NOT. It doesn’t shoot a big enough round far enough or accurately, and it doesn’t destroy large quantities of *stuff*.

An AR-15 fires one round every time you pull the trigger, the M-4 also fires one round every time you pull the trigger, but unlike the AR-14, the M-4 has a selective fire switch that allows the operator to fire a 3 round burst with one pull of the trigger.

The M-4 is NOT a fully automatic weapon, ie: one that fires constantly as long as the trigger is depressed, it is a combat rifle, nothing more, nothing less, and in its civilian configuration, the AR-15, it is a great hunting rifle for SMALL game, it is an excellent home defense weapon and it is a lot of fun to shoot on the range if ammo is available to engage in such activity.

I don’t give a DAMN if DHS wants or gets themselves 7,000 AR-15′s, M-4′s or any other type of 5.56 weapon. I’d be willing to bet that there is a lot more than 7,000 of them in civilian hands right here in Dallas County.

Obama can have his DHS (Gestapo) or whatever you want to call it, we are NOT going to fall into the same trap that left the Jews defenseless before and during WWII.


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6 Responses to If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

  1. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    I have faced suspects with AR’s, handguns and scoped rifles — the rifle being a weapon no one seems to much mind. When I knew there was a rifle involved I was MUCH more scatalogically oriented. One good man with a scoped rifle can send a .308 round my way with great alacrity that my car, windshield or vest won’t stop.

    That said, it’s more of “all animals are equal; some animals are more equal than others.”


    • LD Jackson says:

      I am not a police officer, but I have always said I would rather face some madman spraying rounds with an AR-15 than some fellow who was good with a bolt action rifle in .308 or .30-06. One shot, one kill is how that would go down and it isn’t likely to end well for the person on the receiving end of the shot.

      Really, it goes to show you just how much the gun control advocates really know about weapons.

      • TexasFred says:

        Exactly Larry… They cry, they spin, they lie and very few have the *stones* to actually fire a rifle or shotgun and have NEVER had to face an adversary in combat, street or otherwise… But there are sure a bunch of folks that *think* they know…

  2. Katie says:

    We are now fully witnessing the total hypocrisy of the left. A do as I say, not as I do mentality is not only fully coming to the surface, but they actually believe it to be true.

  3. Right Handed Cowboy says:

    There is really nothing to add to what you said. In the eye of the beholder, an AR-15 in the hands of Obamas National Police is for personal protection. In the hands of a the law abiding American citizen, that same weapon will be BANNED & ILLEGAL!!! Is that the bucket of sh*t they are going to try and pedal. A law for the haves and have nots? Just like their insider trading laws……..Legal for them to obtain insider info and illegal for us.

    The POTOMAC TWO STEP…..well Obama Joe Biden can knock on my door and ask me for all of my weapons, all of which have been legally purchased or obtained. I have 1 of tbese, 2 of tbose and 4 of them with a couple of them do-hickies….

    Them are the ones that fell in the Rio Grande River when my boat flipped ovet after hitting a big ole log…….

    Damn……..I shore hated losing all them weapons……it sure hurt, thats the breaks I guess.

    Its is the same old WASHINGTON BS, the

    obamanites truly believe in their assault ban, why do THEY need any personal protection? Against WHOM are they
    protecting themselves against? Could it be the LAW ABIDING AMERICAN PUBLIC? Who might they fear? What are THEY in fear of? Whatever the case,

  4. Steve Dennis says:

    Obama’s whole reasoning behind banning the “assault weapon” is based on his claim that they are not used for self defense yet Homeland Security wants these weapons because they claim they are great for self defense in close quarters. Which one is it? This just shows us that they feel their live our more valuable than our lives.

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