It’s not just Homeland Security: US Army orders riot gear too


It’s more than just stockpiling surveillance drones to spy on US citizens: the United States Army is attempting to procure an arsenal of riot gear in case the military must go toe-to-toe with civilians on US soil.

A solicitation for weapons posted on the official government website for federal business opportunities reveals that the US Army has been in the market for nonlethal equipment that it very well might be used in the United States. In a Web posting made earlier this summer, the Army asked for bids regarding its request for riot shields, face masks, polycarbonate batons and body armor. On July 10, they awarded the contract to A2Z Supply Corp of Stevensville, Montana, who pledged to fulfill their request at the tune of $6,589.98.

The latest inquiry from the US Army was filed only a few weeks before another call for bids was published by the Department of Homeland Security. On July 26, the DHS Office of Procurement Operations also wrote on that they were soliciting contractors to help equip them with riot helmets, tactic gloves, shin guards, body armor and other equipment comparable that could be used in tandem with a complex “riot control system.” According to the 2001 Executive Order that established the DHS signed by then-President George W Bush, the agency “will coordinate the executive branch’s efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States.” With an agency assigned only domestic duties asking for thousands of dollars’ worth of riot gear — and an army with more than one million soldiers seeking body army, not assault rifles — many are suggesting that the solicitation requests are readying the government for a full blown war with its own people on US soil.

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  1. The trouble with giving people the right to rule over you is they are never satisfied they always want more power. Some of these laws are common sense. The more laws they pass the less freedoms you have. There is a tipping point our laws are now superseding the Constitution of the United States the single most important document to free men the world over! It seems now that the right to bare arms is a thorn in these power hungry hands that want domination over all of us. Those in power are readying themselves for a war against the people. They have subdued the regimes of Iraq Libya and Syria and now their attention will lie on the free people of the world. Its almost checkmate in my estimation. If you oppose their dictatorship you are a traitor and a terrorist! What is freedom worth? How long before a post like this will lead to imprisonment? Am I a traitor for speaking out against this fascist regimes? They are passing laws and treaties every day within our Governments that will give other nations rights and privileges over our own laws. Pacific TransAtlantic treaty is a nation stripping law. It will force any nation to obey the laws of other nations whether they are just or not. Those nations who do not sign the treaty will be forfeit from doing business with nations who do sign it. One step closer to one world Government.

    I cant wait for the just Chinese labour laws to come to Canada. Working 7 days a week 16 hour days unless of course you dont meet your quota and then 38 hour straight shifts will become the norm. Think after this happens some more of us might get involved and maybe fight this global shift before this becomes our reality?

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