Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Sto

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    by Jim Hoft
    March 3, 2013


    This is getting a little creepy.
    According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.

    DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).
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    Modern Survival Blog reported:

    The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.

    Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pS9aw5pcJo]DHS-HSI Homeland Security Investigations El Paso SRT MRAP Armored Vehicle - YouTube[/ame]​

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    Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile | The Gateway Pundit
     
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    Bs lol
     
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    Very scary, superdupe.
     
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    Yep. Homeland Security Grants are very common for local, county, state law enforcment departments. DHS buys surplus military stuff, like these, then grants them to PD's.

    Why? Well, PD's are tired of getting cops killed in ambushes. They show up to shit like a suicidal person with a gun or a domestic situation with a mentally disturbed person, they get ambushed, and people die. Cops are tired of it. So, they're gonna armor up.

    In the Dorner situation, a few of these vehicles outside that house would've been great. These vehicles have a role in SWAT operations in our country. But nothing else...just yet.
     
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    Read up on the Pittsburgh SWAT shootout, which left 4 Pittsburgh officers dead. Their armored vehicle is the only reason that 10 officers weren't killed. Some whackjob with a rifle shooting out of a house? Pull this bad boy into the front lawn, and draw his fire. Not only will he run out eventually, but he's shooting at an armored car, not a regular patrol car (or random civilians). Cops dont get hurt. And if needed, you can even pull the front of the house off to get the guy.

    Great tool.
     
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    Now the 2nd Amendment folks will be wanting light-armored tanks to defend against the government.
     
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    Same reason any federal government would...>To put down a coupe. :eusa_hand:
     
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    Why not? Why on earth do you trust the damn government so much???

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    The NRA gun nuts on this board make me trust the government even more.
     
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    Anyone bitching about this needs to answer a question:

    Say you are a cop on a SWAT team. And you get a call of a suicidal man or a domestic violence situation, involving a man barricaded in his home with a .308 rifle or AK47 (exact call Pittsburgh SWAT went to a few years ago). You get activated, and are sent to that home, with a madman inside who has a big ass rifle, and possibly already has fired shots at others. Your job is to go restore order and/or make an arrest.

    You wanna roll up in a Chevy Tahoe? An Astrovan? Or an armored vehicle???????? What would your wife rather you roll up in? What would your daughter want you to roll up in???

    Now you know why PD's are applying for the DHS vehicle grant and getting these for their SWAT teams.
     

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