Monday, January 07, 2013

GUN CONTROL: Three completely unrelated news stories that vintage media somehow forgot to report

Please consider the following three news stories curiously missed by antique media:

•1• Why does Homeland Security need 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition?:

The Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition- that is not a typo -- during the last six months. This includes 450 million rounds of .40 hollow point, 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition, and 176,000 rounds of .308 168-grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) that is used almost exclusively as ammo for sniper rifles.

•2• Dianne Feinstein's true stated goal is the unconstitutional confiscation of all firearms from civilians:

Astonishingly, there are gun owners who vote for Democrats. They must not understand the party’s objectives. Here Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) — author of the firearms legislation quickly brought forward to exploit Sandy Hook — makes those objectives crystal clear:

“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up [every gun]… Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in.”

Note she doesn’t mention the Constitution as an obstacle; only the vote tally. As Obama’s economic policies make ever more Americans dependent on government largesse, vote tallies will soon cease to be a problem for authoritarian statists like Feinstein.

•3• President Obama has twice called for a 'Civilian National Security Force' just as strong, just as well-armed as the U.S. military.

In March of 2009, at the dedication ceremony of the National Defense University's Abraham Lincoln Hall, President Obama expressed his need for a civilian national security force (MP3, 74:00 mark; DOD press release, transcript):

America must balance and integrate all elements of our national power. We can not continue to push the burden onto our military alone, or leave dormant any aspect of the arsenal of American capability. That's why my administration is committed to renewing diplomacy as a tool of American power and developing our civilian national security capabilities.

"Our civilian national security capabilities?"

In July of 2008, Jim Lindren noted a couple of peculiar sentences in a Barack Obama speech.

In Barack Obama’s July 2, 2008 speech calling America to national service, Obama proposed “a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as our military... This has prompted some in the blogosphere to raise the specter of a huge new domestic paramilitary organization...

[Obama said] "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

Curiously, the official transcript of the speech omitted those last two sentences.

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Startin' to put together the puzzle pieces, Sparky?

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