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USDA – That’s the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Goes Paramilitary


The USDA is joining the militarization trend that’s sweeping through federal agencies. The EPA and IRS also have armed federal agents, as well as the Bureau of Land Management.

The weapons requested are the very weapons that President Obama declared belong “in the hands of soldiers” and not “on the streets of America.”

Here’s the solicitation:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commericial acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe or folding, magazine – 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation. NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENT EXISTS. All responsible and/or interested sources may submit their company name, point of contact, and telephone. If received timely, shall be considered by the agency for contact to determine weapon suitability.

What does the USDA need with these weapons?

Natural News reached out to Jeremy Alcede, founder and CEO of Tactical Firearms, a Katy, Texas firearms retailer and large indoor training facility that hosts training sessions for both private civilians and local law enforcement. “That class of weapon is used for night-time battle,” Alcede told Natural News.

Hmmm… makes you wonder.