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DHS PURCHASED 3000 "STREET TANKS" ?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by tkdguy, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I just read a reference that DHS purchased 3000 "street tanks". I read this on a post on yahoo finance today. Does any body have verification on this item?
     
  2. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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  3. jp1985

    jp1985 Linn County, Oregon Active Member

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    wow.
     
  4. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    this goes back almost all the way to last september. the vehicles are not tanks - not sure why the article states that. they're basically MRAP-lites: an armored MaxxPro chassis with a top turret and side/rear window gun ports. for, you know, anti-terrorism duties.
     
  5. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    nothing to worry about. IT's not like the government is arming up against us.
     
  6. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Are they drone proof?
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    We are bankrupt with the worst balance sheet on the planet but gov has a printing press so therefore they have unlimited monopoly money for crap like this.

    Think of every time you've seen some toy or device shown off on the news over the years like heat or sound compliance tech. IR tech. Drones. Laser eavesdropping. Etc, the list is endless. All of that stuff is for YOU, literally, not some phony, fabricated bad guys. All for the person who wants the greatest freedom of all. To be left alone in peace. Tyranny and its worker bees cannot allow that.
     
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  8. DireWolf

    DireWolf Oregon Active Member

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    They are surplus vehicles built for the ME.

    Too heavy, and have been repurposed as surplus.
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    [video=youtube;9ykqtgGjWXY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ykqtgGjWXY[/video]
     
  10. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Left side of governments mouth: "You don't need all these firearms, America will not be invaded by a foreign army."

    Right side of governments mouth: "We need to spend millions of tax dollars on bullets and street tanks for DHS in case we are invaded by a foreign army."
     
  11. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it for you.

    "Left side of governments mouth:" You don't need all these firearms, your government would never disarm you.

    "Right side of governments mouth:" We need to spend millions of tax dollars on bullets and street tanks for DHS in case the people don't let us disarm them.
     
  12. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I believe it was 2,700 vehicles. Here is the kicker: $600,000 each, which means that DHS just spent $1.62B on these vehicles.

    Peter
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You are looking at the future pressure cooker for an urban ambush... Shoot a couple rounds to make them "button up", fling smokies for cover, quickly slide portable blockades/wheel chalks into place fore and aft to prevent momentum to drive over them so they're boxed in, then let the molotov cocktails rain down until well-done... then scavenge their kit and build-up from there onto the next one.

    Piece of cake! ;)

    I hope any of you who ride in those things for a living "domestically" have your loyalties screwed on straight, because the deadliest warrior on the planet is the American Patriot who is fighting for his freedom.