Putting weapons in the hands of non-law enforcement bureacrats is an invitation to disaster. Its smacks of a major move toward implementing a totalitarian state.
What's next? Armed school crossing guards?
Here are a few recent stories:
Weaponizing the Small Business Administration and Railroad Retirement Board
Quin Hillyer discusses the increasing armed firepower of the federal government. Most people expect agencies like the FBI to be well armed for law enforcement purposes. But the Railroad Retirement Board? He reports that federal agencies far and wide now have armed agents, including the Small Business Administration. For what? To scare away phony 8(a) applications?? The United States Department of Education bought 27 Remington Model 870 12-gauge shotguns last year. Here is the request for proposals to sell the weapons. Perhaps the contracting officer, Holly Lee, knows why on earth the Department of Education needs a weapons arsenal. Maybe for the Department of Education SWAT team.
Here is a partial list of agencies that have decided to arm their agents so they can carry out their duties with lethal force:
- Department of Education
- Small Business Administration
- Departments of Health and Human Services
- Agriculture, Labor, and Veterans Affairs
- Bureau of Land Management
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Fish and Wildlife Service
We are already seeing tragedies as a result of this trend: Ninja Bureacrats on the Loose
It seems that many in the government are not content with disarming the American public, now they want to carry arms to enforce their capricious and unconstitutional policies.