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    Posted May 16, 2014 by
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Solicits for Submachine Guns: Why?

    On May 7th, 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture has put out a solicitation for commercial entities to enter bids for the acquisition of submachine guns .40 Caliber S&W with a 30 round magazine capacity.

    In what can be described as a growing trend of government agencies that are acquiring large cache of firearms and ammunition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture becomes another government beauracacy that will become armed. The question to be asked here is this, what does a non-law enforcement agency like the U.S. Department of Agriculture need these weapons for? Secondly, why exactly does the USDA need these weapons?

    Here is a partial list of government agencies that have acquired large caches of firearms, and ammunition that have very little to do with combating crime but yet deemed it necessary to become an armed agency:

    * U.S. Department of Education
    * Bureau of Land Management
    * U.S. Department of the Interior
    * U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    * National Park Service
    * Environmental Protection Agency
    * U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    * National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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