While Dems, Obama Fight for Gun Control, Federal Agencies Are Arming Up
The Democrats' gun-control theatrics were on display last month in the House of Representatives during a 24-hour-long tantrum/fundraiser, where they demanded a vote on more "sensible" gun laws following the radical Islamist terrorist attack on an Orlando night club. "No more Auroras, no more Orlandos!" DNC honcho Debbie Wasserman-Schultz shouted as she left the sit-in.
Similar gestures were made in the Senate with four different firearms-related bills introduced with an eye to qualifying lawful gun ownership. Minority Leader Harry Reid called the Republican measures "political stunts" and "meaningless in doing something to stop gun violence."
Second Amendment foe President Obama used the Orlando tragedy to call, once more, for expanded gun regulations. “The notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense,” he said. “Those who defend the easy accessibility to assault weapons should meet these families and explain why that makes sense.”
But federal agencies have acquired tremendous firepower under Obama's watch.
According to a recent report from openthebooks.com, non-military spending on guns, ammo and military-style equipment soared from $119.3 million in 2008, President George W. Bush’s last year in office, to a high of $224.7 million dollars in 2012, the year Obama won re-election.
It's not just law enforcement agencies accumulating weapons; the report showed that agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are also growing their firepower.