I love how kids think. They are very literal and matter of fact. They typically see things exactly as they are with deadly accuracy. Now granted, my kids catch my “conservatism”. If you asked them who I was for the Republicans or the Democrats, they would immediately respond, the constitution. They know I’m ridiculously patriotic and love this country with a fierce intensity.
They hear me rant in the mornings as I listen to talk radio while taking them to school. They hear me rant at home when I’m a guest on a radio show and they’ve been threatened within an inch of their lives to not make a sound. We won’t mention the great Chips Ahoy cookie fight incident of 2012, while I was recording a guest spot. My son in particular has this insatiable need to not just see things as they are but he’s one of those great minds to figure out the why, where and how it all works. Inquisitive, is a mild understatement in describing him. I’ll never forget when as a three-year old, he asked me for a “Phillips” screw driver. Evidently, there was something he couldn’t figure out how it worked. So it had to be fully dismantled and inspected.
Lately, I’ll give him a headline and just see what his response is on the topic.
I told my son, the Department of Homeland Security has just purchased an additional 21 million rounds of ammo. And that non-military agencies have purchased almost two billion rounds of ammo in the past 11 months. His first reaction was this. I bet they are buying them all up so there is less for the American people. He said it will be easier to take our guns away from us then.
He also asked if there was a shortage.
I told him yes. Many different types of bullets are sold out but because there has also been a bit of a run on ammunition of late. Black market bullets are now fetching 3 times their original amount. That’s the point where he was upset he didn’t find a way to purchase ammo in bulk months back because it is a great way to make money today. He also has traces of Donald Trump mixed with the Einstein factor.
Almost exactly this time last year the Department of Homeland Security purchased 450 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammo. Hollow point ammo is never acquired for training but is considered only to be used in active fighting. One little problem with that detail however, “It is a violation of the Geneva Convention to use hollow point ammo on the battle field.”
In a Breitbart article last month they wrote on the concern of the ammo stockpile but within the same article quote the director of The Firearms Coalition, Jeff Knox, who was more concerned about the armed federal agents being stockpiled.
Federal non-military agencies have bought two billion rounds of ammunition in the last 10 months. There are currently more than 70 different federal law enforcement agencies employing over 120,000 officers with arrest and firearms authority . . . That’s an increase of nearly 30 percent between 2004 and 2008. If the trends have continued upward at a relatively steady rate, that would put the total number of federal law enforcement officers at somewhere between 135,000 and 145,000. That’s a pretty staggering number, especially when you consider that there are only an estimated 765,000 state and local law enforcement officers. That means that about one in seven law enforcement officers in the country works directly for the federal government, not a local jurisdiction.
So let’s set aside the ammo thing. And the stockpiling of federal agents thing. And even the current gun debate for just a minute while I add a few more working cogs.
At the end of January of this year it was reported Black-Hawk helicopters were sighted, with heavily armed “solider-like” people repelling down to the rooftops amid the sounds of gunfire in Miami. Now, it is Miami, so it’s a little understandable. Those of you who live close will get that joke.
But like my 10-year old I ask, why exactly is all this necessary? The Miami-Dade police department released a statement claiming, “This is routine training conducted by military personnel designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments…”
Even just today, a drone was spotted by a pilot as he approached JFK. Why do we have drones over NYC today? Did someone buy a Big Gulp? Must they immediately be eliminated?
Earlier this week, the DHS purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles. If the DHS were based here in Southern Florida, again I could likely understand it given the driving habits of retirees and snowbirds. But they aren’t here. So why does the DHS need that many armored, mine resistant, vehicles for domestic use?
I won’t even mention the collection of data on concealed carry holders being given to companies with ties to the Government. Because that would just be really scary.
I’ve never actually been a conspiracy theorist, but I am like a 10-year-old who is constantly asking why and attempting to connect the dots. When I told my son all of these different headlines together at once without offering any explanation or commentary I said what do you think?
He replied “Mom, it sounds like they are “preparing” to attack America”.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure all this out. And I agree, they are “preparing”. I don’t know exactly what for but at this point, you cannot deny this administration is preparing for something and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see it isn’t good. Or at least I should say it isn’t good, if you like our Constitution.
There is one saving grace for the American people. And that is the Second Amendment. This is exactly what the Second Amendment was created to do, protect the people from a tyrannical Government. An armed people is a difficult thing to overcome. But attacking our rights have not occurred all at once. It’s been slow and methodical or else it is too obvious.
It’s like that old joke, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Americans need to be asking “why” at every turn this administration makes because rest assured it’s not in the best interest of the American people but in the best interest of this administration and their continued efforts toward complete control.