Government Agencies are Stockpiling Body Armor, Tactical Gear, Ammo

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New American: “In recent years under President Obama, federal agencies have been stockpiling alarmingly huge amounts of military hardware, body armor, and riot gear. As concerns continue to mount over an increasingly bloated and powerful federal government, agencies whose primary function is administrative — such as the EPA, FDA, and IRS — have been progressively militarized. Since 2006, 44 federal agencies have spent an astounding $71 million on items such as guns, ammunition, body armor, and riot and tactical gear.

And citizens as well as watchdog agencies are taking due note of these alarming developments.

In a recent audit of the federal government by the nonprofit organization Open the Books, government waste and bloat takes a backseat to the issue of increasingly armed government agencies. Since 2006, nearly $330 million was spent on the same type of equipment by traditional law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, DEA, and Secret Service.”

Opinion: Headline Flashback:

hollow-point-ammo-340x2352012 InfoWars “Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?

2013 World Net Daily “Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?”

2014 Breitbart  “Department of Agriculture Orders Ballistic Body Armor”

2014 Breitbart: “U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of submachine guns”

2014: Breitbart “US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases”

Since that last post oin 2014, headlines of government stockpiling of weapons/ammo quieted  down, until now, reminding us of a 2008 speech of then Senator Barack Obama:

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

That the most transparent administration in history is planning for something big appears to be none of our business.

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