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dhs buying 7000 "personal defense" weapons
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 32818803:MV8yMTIxNjM2XzM1Nzk1MzczX0VDNDg5RjAy] [quote:Anonymous Coward 32818803:MV8yMTIxNjM2XzM1Nzk1MzYxXzFCNURDRjZG] "personal defense weapon = [b][u]SUB MACHINE GUN[/u][/b] Military nomenclature. [/quote] [i][color=red]A personal defense weapon (PDW) is a compact semi-automatic or fully automatic firearm similar in most respects to a submachine gun, but firing a (often proprietary) rifle round, giving a PDW better range, accuracy and armor-penetrating capability than submachine guns, which fire pistol-caliber cartridges. The class of weapon as it exists today evolved as a hybrid between a submachine gun and a carbine, retaining the compact size and ammunition capacity of the former while adding the ammunition power, accuracy and penetration of the latter.[/color][/i] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_defense_weapon [/quote]
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They call them assault weapons when the peasants have them. and of course the dhs weapons have automatic fire capability.
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.
Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.
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