Government arms race kicks into high gear as DHS buys 2,700 armored vehicles for streets of America
March 5, 2013
When DHS purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition to be used domestically, inside the USA, and I said this looks like a government agency preparing for war with the American people, I was told, “That’s crazy. The government would never do that.”
When DHS purchased 7,000 full-auto assault rifles to be used inside the United States, calling them “personal defense weapons” that could be used in urban warfare, I was once again told I was crazy for suggesting the government was arming up for war with the American people.
Now DHS has retrofitted 2,717 “Navistar Defense” armored vehicles for service on the streets of America. Click here to see pictures and specs for this vehicle from the manufacturer’s website.
These vehicles, which people who don’t know any better might call “light tanks,” are specifically designed to resist mines and ambush attacks. They use bulletproof windows and are designed to withstand small arms fire, including smaller-caliber rifles such as .223 Remington.
The retrofit was completed in May, 2012, and these 2,700+ armored vehicles are now ready to deploy across the streets of America, reports Modern Survival Blog, the primary source for this story.
A domestic arms race
Importantly, none of these armaments — billions of bullets, thousands of full-auto assault rifles and thousands of armored assault vehicles — are being purchased by the Pentagon for use in wars overseas. Instead, these are being purchased by DHS for use inside the United States… on the streets of America. ”More…