Patriots everywhere were concerned to learn this week that Barack Obama’s government has been quietly arming an alarming number of personnel with a massive stockpile of heavy weaponry in agencies that seem unlikely to be in need of such weapons.
This was revealed by nonpartisan watchdog group American Transparency, whose website states that they aim “to post Every Dime. Online. In Real Time. of all government spending.” According to The Federalist Papers, the newly released report in question chronicles the “non-military federal agencies purchases of guns, ammo,and military-style equipment” between 2006 and 2014.
One of the most disturbing aspects of the report was the part that detailed what the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, an agency of the US Department of Agriculture, is up to.
The Boston Globe reported:
In the space of eight years, the group [Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service] amassed a stockpile of pistols, shotguns, and semiautomatic rifles, along with ample supplies of ammunition, liquid explosives, gun scopes, and suppressors. In its cache as well are night-vision goggles, gas cannons, plus armored vests, drones, and surveillance equipment. Between 2006 and 2014, this organization spent nearly $4.8 million to arm itself. Yet its aggressive weapons buildup has drawn almost no public attention.
It’s shocking, to say the least, that such a domestic agency of our government would be so militarized. Making matters worse, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is just one out of 67 federal agencies and offices that the feds have spent $1.48 billion on arming, in Special Forces style, since 2006.
The Boston Globe added:
The largest share of that spending has gone to traditional law enforcement agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the US Secret Service. But the arms race has metastasized to federal agencies with strictly regulatory or administrative functions. The Internal Revenue Service, for example, now spends more than $1 million annually on firearms, ammunition, and military gear, double what it was spending a decade ago. Since 2006, the Department of Veterans Affairs — which has been sharply criticized for episodes of fatal incompetence in patient care — has poured nearly $11.7 million into guns and ammo. Even the Smithsonian Institution and the Social Security Administration have each devoted hundreds of thousands of dollars to weaponry.
Incredibly, there are now fewer US Marines than there are officers at federal administrative agencies with the authority to carry weapons and make arrests. The soaring growth of this federal arsenal alarms Adam Andrzejewski, the head of American Transparency’s OpenTheBooks.com, which researched and assembled the new report. “Just who,” he asks, “are the feds planning to battle?”
We’re also questioning what it’s all for, considering how hard the Obama administration is working to ban guns at this time. While Obama lectures all of us on gun control and the Democrats have sit-ins demanding guns be banned, this has been happening:
There’s definitely something fishy going on here…What do you think Obama is up to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.