Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 28, 2013, 2:40 a.m. EST by chuckuschumer
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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.”
In other words: Big Sis want's DHS to go fully auto with 7,000 new "Assault Weapons" AR-15's + 30 round magazines for so-called "PDW" (personal defense weapons) while her Boss, Barack Obama and Company is in the process of telling Americans "that nobody needs an "Assault Weapon" AR-15 for anything other then killing" and "nobody needs anymore then 7 to 10 rounds for personal defense" while at the same time trying to confiscate AR-15's from law abiding American citizens.
What part of this simple example of Government power grabbing tyranny do any OWS people not get?