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If “assault weapons” are bad, why does the DHS want to buy 7000 of ‘em for “personal defense”?
Posted By Robbie Cooper On 1/28/2013 @ 12:08 pm In Asides | 1 Comment
Damned good question .
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.
Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal  (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports  that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.
The RFP describes the firearm as “Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) – 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.” Additionally, DHS is asking for 30 round magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”
I think Bob Owens has a damned good answer to the question “what does DHS want with these guns?”:
just read about the DHS bid for 7,000 PDWs. These are only good at EXTREME close range. bit.ly/Yvk8M1  Like raids. Gun confiscation?
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) January 28, 2013 
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 Damned good question: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/26/if-assault-weapons-are-bad-why-does-the-dhs-want-to-buy-7000-of-them-for-personal-defense/
 request for proposal: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d791b6aa0fd9d3d8833b2efa08300033&tab=core&_cview=0
 Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports: http://radioviceonline.com/department-of-homeland-security-sport-rifle-ar-15-suitable-for-personal-defense/
 bit.ly/Yvk8M1: http://t.co/rKdQwJZd
 January 28, 2013: https://twitter.com/bob_owens/status/295928413598916608
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