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Originally posted by Semicollegiate
reply to post by ANNED
I'm glad to read that. Aren't rifled gun barrels hard to fabricate from scratch though?
The austrian school of economics explains that the free market system would always be more decentralized and efficient because the relevant information would always be closer to the producer and consumer.
Originally posted by JAY1980
Not really liking the name "freedom group"... It's sad the word freedom gives me a cause for concern. But the "Patriot Act" sounds all nice and fluffy too. We all better watch this group, something smells fishy here.
The US military has some of the most advanced killing equipment in the world that allows it to invade almost wherever it likes at will.
We produce so much military equipment that inventories of military robots, M-16 assault rifles, helicopters, armored vehicles, and grenade launchers eventually start to pile up and it turns a lot of these weapons are going straight to American police forces to be used against US citizens.
Benjamin Carlson at The Daily reports on a little known endeavor called the “1033 Program” that gave more than $500 million of military gear to US police in 2011 alone.
1033 was passed by Congress in 1997 to help law-enforcement fight terrorism and drugs, but despite a 40 year low in violent crime, police are snapping up hardware like never before. While this years staggering take topped the charts, next years orders are up 400 percent over the same period.