Town Crier Committee Report . . . continued
 


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April 6, 2015 
 

“Less Lethal”...than what?

by
Maureen Michelle

 

The government’s newest weapons shopping list, comes on top of the 1.6 Billion rounds of ammunition. purchased for the Department of Homeland Security over the past 2 years. 

It is concerning, that our southern border has been intentionally left wide open, while munitions solicitations are being made for serious crowd control ….?

 

One would be led to believe, preparations and solicitations procuring these kinds of serious munitions,would be required for deterring, maiming and seriously injuring human beings.

 

Consider: 

1)     Why has Congress not demanded our border be sealed?  It's almost as if undesirables are being enticed to enter. Lending a note of hypocrisy to their knee jerk spasms of, “national security” and “terrorists” under every bed. Wouldn't condoning the wide open border make the Department of Homeland Security, an oxymoron. 

2)     No one is addressing why this degree of what is referred to as “non-lethal” weaponry is needed,     or who it will be used against? What/Who exactly, is the anticipatory recipient for their use? 

3)      Why have these inquiries perfectly coincided  in conjunction with the approaching *Jade Helm-15 “exercises”?
 

4)     
Would  American Military, in definace of the Possee Comitatus Act, wielding these weapons, still consider them “non-lethal enough” to be exercised upon their own family members?
 
5)      If  the taxpayers are contributing to the funding of these purchases, why then is it not brought  widely to the public's attention? Why then, if these exercises are as  innocuous as the media has promoted, require live munitions, no matter how non-lethal? 

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to solicit responses to Request for Information (RFI) 20082225-JTC for Less Lethal Specialty Munitions (LLSM) for use by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CBP is interested in incorporating commercial and industry practices that support this type of procurement. To accomplish this, CBP intends to make industry a partner in all facets of the acquisition process, specifically by considering existing market capabilities, strengths and weaknesses for the acquisition of this commodity.”

https://www.fbo.gov/indexs=opportunity&mode=form&id=6c29a831cd2e57b5c5a0bc6f53775a09&tab=core&_cview=1
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Over the course of 9 pages *(PDF), the technical requirements call for an arsenal of specialized weaponry for training and deployment against crowds.

So why are the Feds prepping to take on crowds?

On top of a wide range of gas and chemical grenades, rubber bullets and other riot rounds, the purchase calls for “controlled noise and light distraction devices,” including flash bangs which set off a 175 dB sound with 6 – 8 million candelas light bursts in 10 milliseconds.

Officially, the request is put through Customs and Border Patrol, a subset of the Department of Homeland Security, but it is unlikely that the equipment will be used to protect the border and keep out illegal aliens. The riot gear and crowd control devices have many potential uses.

The requested equipment includes:


Hand Delivered Pyrotechnic Canisters, including
Smoke Canister for Training (Reduced Toxicity)
Continuous Discharge Large Smoke Canister (Operations)
Continuous Discharge CS Canister
Orange Colored Smoke Canister
Green Colored Smoke Canister
Pocket Tactical Smoke Canister
Pocket Tactical CS Canister
Three Part Sub-Munitions CS CanisterNon-Burning

Internal Canister OC Grenade

Non-Pyrotechnic Indoor/Outdoor Use
Flameless Expulsion Grenade (OC)
Flameless Expulsion Grenade (CS)
Flameless Expulsion Grenade (Inert)

Hand Delivered Rubber Ball Grenades
Rubber Ball Grenade
Rubber Ball Grenade (CS)

40mm Launched Specialty Impact Munitions
40mm Direct Impact Sponge Cartridge
40mm Direct Impact Sponge Cartridge (OC)
40mm Direct Impact Sponge Cartridge (Marking)
40mm Direct Impact Sponge Cartridge (Inert)
40mm Sponge Training Rounds

Crowd Management Projectile Cartridges
40mm Smokeless Powder Blast (OC)
40mm Smokeless Powder Blast (CS)
40mm Long Range Canister (CS)
40 Range Canister (Smoke)
40mm Cartridge Four Part Sub-Munitions (CS)mm Long

 


40mm Cartridge Four Part Sub-Munitions (Smoke)

40mm Aerial Warning Munitions (100 Meters)
40mm Aerial Warning Munitions (200 Meters)
40mm Aerial Warning Munitions (300 Meters)
40mm Aerial Warning Munitions OC (100 Meters)
40mm Aerial Warning Munitions OC (200 Meters)
40mm Aerial Warning Munitions OC (300 Meters)

Controlled Noise And Light Distraction Devices

Distraction Device Compact
Distraction Device
Distraction Device Reloadable Steel Body
Distraction Device Reload
Command Initiated Distraction Device Reload
Distraction Device Training Fuse
Distraction Device Training Body
Multiple Detonation Distraction Device
Low Profile Distraction Device
Command Initiator

Ferret Rounds

 

The ferret rounds are designed to penetrate barriers and deliver debilitating or disrupting chemicals:
“The projectile shall be designed to penetrate barriers of glass, particle board, and interior walls. Upon impact of the barrier, the nose cone will rupture and instantaneously deliver the OC liquid on the other side of the barrier.”-   Practice drills?????????

40mm Ferret Round (OC Powder)
40mm Ferret Round (OC Liquid)
40mm Ferret Round (CS Powder)
40mm Ferret Round (CS Liquid)
40mm Ferret Round (Inert Powder)

 

* Click to view the 9 page PDF file for a more specific identification regarding how these “non- lethal” weapons perform when activated.

 

 

 
    
                                                     

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