What Is Obama’s Motive?

Posted on Tue 04/02/2013 by


marlinBy Marlin  Thompson ~DHS Logo

The centerpieces of President Obama’s initiative to lower gun violence are in danger of stalling in Congress. No legislation has been introduced to expand background checks and a proposal for a ban on so-called assault weapons will be introduced that will probably be defeated. Gun control proponents were frustrated when Vice President Joe Biden described concessions sought by gun rights proponents as “so porous that they are going to allow a truck to be driven through the holes in the legislation they are proposing loaded with tens of thousands of weapons.”

But the Obama Administration doesn’t give up. In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security bought huge quantities of ammunition – 1.6 billion rounds. That amounts to five bullets for every person in the United States, or enough to fight a 24-year Iraq or Afghanistan War. Additionally, DHS is asking for magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds. The massive ammo buy leaves local law enforcement officials around the country having trouble buying enough ammunition to stock their police departments. Private buyers have also noted ammo is harder to find and the shortage is causing prices to spike. No bullets, you have defacto gun control.

In addition to stockpiling over a billion bullets and thousands of semiautomatic weapons the feds would deny U.S. citizens, the vehicle of choice for fighting the counterinsurgency war in Iraq is appearing on U.S. streets. The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of the U.S. They were formerly used for counterinsurgency in Iraq. These vehicles are specifically designed to resist mines and ambush attacks. They use bulletproof windows and are designed to withstand small-arms fire, including smaller-caliber rifles such as a .223 Remington. After IEDs began to take a toll on U.S. military forces in Iraq, the Pentagon ordered a large supply of MRAPs. A DHS officer, Robert Whitaker, stationed in El Paso, Texas, recently proudly described the agency’s new armored toy as “Mine-resistant”. We use them to deliver our team to high-risk warrant services, with gun ports so we can actually shoot from within the vehicle. You may think it’s pretty loud, but actually it’s not too bad. We have gun ports in the back and two on the sides as well. They are designed for .50-caliber weapons.”

Why is the Department of Homeland Security busy releasing hundreds, if not thousands, of deportable and detained illegal aliens due to budget constraints, buying several thousand Mine Resistant Armored Protection (MRAP) vehicles? Are these vehicles needed to serve warrants? Perhaps they might have been useful at Waco. So the question is: Why does DHS need 1.6 billion bullets, 7,000 Ar-15s and 2,700 armored vehicles? Does the Obama Administration and DHS expect a counterinsurgency here when the economy collapses?