Why does the Department of Agriculture need submachine guns with 30 round magazines?
According to a report from Breitbart, the Department of Agriculture is seeking, “ guns to have an ‘ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or 2 round [bursts] trigger group, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore group) and scope (top rear), stock collapsible or folding,’ and a ’30 rd. capacity’ magazine.”
Keep in mind this is the same federal department whose mission statement is to “provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.”
The Department of Agriculture isn’t the first federal agency not charged with fighting crime to be armed and certainly won’t be the last. According to Watchdog, the following federal agencies have active law enforcement operations:
- The U.S. Department of Education
- The Bureau of Land Management (200 uniformed law enforcement rangers and 70 special agents)
- The U.S. Department of the Interior
- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (with an armed uniformed division of 1.000)
- The National Park Service (made up of NPS protection park rangers and U.S. Park Police officers that operate independently)
- The Environmental Protection Agency (200 special agents)
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (224 special agents)
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
And that is just a partial list. The full list can be found here.
Also keep in mind that what the Department of Agriculture wants are are the same guns, features, and magazines that California Democrat Diane Feinstein tried to ban last year in order to save the children/America.
Guess its “big and scary” guns for me but not for thee.