WHY IS GOVERNMENT STOCKPILING GUNS, AMMO? [W/ VIDEO]
And, if thatâ€™s why Washington is stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition (hollow points, by the way), why is Homeland Security doing the buying instead of the Defense Department?
I have some theories.
Many of you will rememberÂ a story I broke a long time ago â€“ about presidential candidate Barack Obamaâ€™s little-noticed announcement that, if elected in 2008, he wanted to create a â€ścivilian national security forceâ€ť as big, as strong and as well-funded as the Defense Department.
Hereâ€™s what he actually said at a campaign stop in Colorado July 2, 2008: â€śWe cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives weâ€™ve set. Weâ€™ve got to have a civilian national security force thatâ€™s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.â€ť
Could what we see happening now in the Department of Homeland Security be the beginning of Obamaâ€™s dream and our constitutional nightmare?
Weâ€™ve learned more about Obamaâ€™s vision since then. Maybe itâ€™s time for a review:
- He made the campaign promise to build this $439 billion domestic army, but all references to the initiative were inexplicably deleted from the copy of his speech posted on his website while others mysteriously disappeared from transcripts of the speech distributed by the campaign. That was strange â€“ and ominous.
- At the time, I had never heard anyone use the phrase â€ścivilian national security forceâ€ť before. But I did a little homework and found out where it originated. It was first proposed by then Bush administration Defense Secretary Robert Gates.Â On that basis alone, I accurately predicted that, if elected, Obama would name Gates as his own defense secretary.Â Needless to say, when that appointment came to pass, no media outlet bothered to interview me about my foresight.
- Still during the campaign of 2008, I suggested that what Obama had in mind might be something very sinister indeed â€“ perhapsÂ â€śsome kind of domestic Big Brother program.â€ť
We never heard another mention of Obamaâ€™s â€ścivilian national security forceâ€ť again. Not in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012.
But that brings us up to 2013 and the highly unusual stockpiling of firearms and ammo by Homeland Security â€“ firearms and ammo that Obama would like to deny to ordinary citizens who are not members of his domestic army.
Well, I hate to say it, but I may have predicted this, too.
I wasnâ€™t joking. I was deadly serious â€“ so serious, in fact, that I did something I pledged I would never do: Vote for Mitt Romney. It was a matter of self-defense and self-preservation. I said then that a second term of Obama might mean we would never see another free and fair election in America. (Iâ€™m not even sure we saw one in 2012.) I suggested due process would go the way of the horse and buggy. I said I expected Obama would move to shut down or destroy all independent media. I even speculated that his biggest critics would eventually be rounded up in the name of national security.
Think about it.
Why does the civilian Department of Homeland Security needÂ billionsÂ of rounds of ammunition?
This is the agency that is responsible for policing the border. But it doesnâ€™t.
This is the agency that is responsible for catching terrorists. But it doesnâ€™t.
So why does Homeland Security need so many weapons and enough hollow-point rounds to plug every American six times?
Maybe this is the â€ścivilian national security force thatâ€™s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-fundedâ€ť as the Defense Department.
These words â€“ â€ścivilian national security forceâ€ť â€“ have haunted me ever since I first read them.