Truth really can be stranger than fiction. What possible circumstances might require the U.S. Dept of Agriculture (USDA) to be armed to the teeth? I am talking armed with, this is a direct quote, “…submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burst trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsible or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”
Thinking that this was most obviously a hoax I went to the official government website at: http://tinyurl.com/l3zewaw. There it is plain and simple. Once I confirmed the authenticity that led to the next in a series of thought processes. There certainly needs to be a good reason for the acquiring the heavy duty firepower. Perhaps it is concern for an outbreak of “mad cow” disease, which would lead to a pandemic of cows running through the streets goring the unsuspecting public.
I can see it now; the USDA inspectors, secretaries, and other office workers would charge out in the streets, fields, and by ways to the save citizenry in an act of unparalleled bravery, casting their bodies in front of wave after wave of “mad cows” firing in full auto, magazine after magazine at these insane, or perhaps, just angry cows.
They certainly wouldn’t actually plan on using full auto weapons on farmers and ranchers who refuse to comply with unconstitutional orders; orders that would drive 52 out of 53 ranchers and farmers off their land, purportedly to save a desert tortoise, like in a Nevada situation recently; desert turtles that another group of Feds are destroying because they have overpopulated themselves.
There is an old saying that to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Could it be that to a federal government bureaucrat with a submachine gun, every citizen may begin to look like a terrorist? The next thing you know the postal system will “need” the same kind of firepower. What’s that you say? The postal service is already getting them? Who’s next?
Maybe it should be, “who’s last?” That’s easy the average citizen will be last.