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Company Who Lobbied for the NDAA Indefinite Detention Bill Given 23 Million Dollar Contract

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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According to reports from the Daily Kos and Russia Today, a company specializing in night raid equipment was awarded a 23 million dollar contract from the Department of Defense and subsequently went on to lobby for the NDAA which has given the government the power to indefinitely detain American citizens. Surefire LLC openly lobbed for the House version of the NDAA, a bill many have claimed has effectively ended the Bill of Rights, months after receiving the 23 million dollar contact from the DOD. Why would this company be receiving a contract which could outfit at least 30,000 troops with new and updated night raid equipment when the U.S. is supposedly pulling troops out of Iraq and, to a smaller extent, Afghanistan?


Seem a little weird to anyone else that the US is pulling back troops, but spending enough with Surefire to outfit 30k soldiers? Me too. I always liked Surefire and have two of their lights. Think I'll have to be buying from a different company after finding this out.

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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Sickening. Now we know why we pulled out of iraq. We are going to war with american people next.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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ahhhhhhhhhh dammit domo!
i can only handle so much- especially this early in the AM.

How is this legal?!
Anyone know?

I need to get up to speed on the legal aspact of this kind of nonsense-
How is this not illegal?!?
I mean, besides the fact that it's blatantly UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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Sickening. Now we know why we pulled out of iraq. We are going to war with american people next.


I certainly hope not.

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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Here's some info about Surefire, LLC.
investing.businessweek.com...

Company Overview

SureFire, LLC designs and manufactures illumination tools and tactical products. The company offers flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, edged weapons, laser sights, sound suppressors, and picatinny rails. Additionally, its products include batteries; pens; radio and mobile phone communication systems; hearing protection equipment; earpieces and accessories; and apparel. The company caters to military, law enforcement, sporting, and aviation sectors. The company was formerly known as Laser Products Corporation and changed its name to SureFire, LLC in 2000. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Fountain Valley, California.

18300 Mount Baldy Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States
Phone: 714-545-9444
Fax: 714-545-9537

Founded in 1979

Key Executives

Dr. John Matthews
Founder
investing.businessweek.com...
BACKGROUND
Dr. John Matthews is a Founder of SureFire, LLC (Formerly Known as Laser Products) in 1969 and also serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Matthews founded the Newport Corporation to harness the power of the laser for industrial applications in 1969. His work led to the development of laser sights for firearms, and a new business-Laser Products-was born.

Mr. Sean Vo
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Daniel Fischer
Vice President of Assembly Operations

Mr. Derek McDonald
Vice President of Marketing

Mr. Sean Clemence
Senior Brand Manager



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:27 AM
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Surefire makes lots of equipment and this contract for weapons suppressors was awarded back in October.


has been awarded a $23.3 million suppressor contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division—the primary solicitation center for U.S. Special Operations Command.

The contract was issued as the most comprehensive modern suppressor evaluation conducted by the U.S. military to date. It focused on criteria that subjected suppressor systems to prolonged testing on a variety of firearms platforms.

SureFire suppressors were chosen based on test criteria such as: reliability, sound reduction, accuracy, point-of-impact shift, durability and operational suitability.

“From day one, SureFire’s commitment has been to increase the safety and success of the war fighter and peacekeeper by developing products that exceed the standards for performance and quality,” said Barry Dueck, director of SureFire’s Suppressor Division. “Our suppressors are no exception. We build these to enhance the operational capabilities of our customers, knowing that their lives often depend on their equipment, and we’re very pleased that USSOCOM will now have multiple models available to improve their operational effectiveness.”


www.americanrifleman.org...

KOS and RT are jumping the shark again.

Of course Surefire lobbied for the entire bill package because it involves the entire Military spending budget. The company makes equipment for military, law enforcement and civilian customers. How many other companies lobbied for its passing. The detention aspect is one tiny section of a 1500 page spending/appropriations bill.

Not trying to burst any bubbles here. Just trying to share more information on the story.

Once again the contract was for sound suppressors which are frequently used in the modern combat theater to avoid detection by your enemy.

and MORE


The contract SureFire won is directly for the SOCOM so all Special Forces will be issued a SureFire suppressor for their M4. Also included is a .308 (7.62 mm) suppressor for sniper rifles. The award is part of the Family of Muzzle Brakes & Suppressors” program.


This is a SOCOM contract. This is Spec. Ops. These guys are the ones who operate covertly behind enemy lines and will be fighting under the Obama Doctrine and its new guidelines. We've got 100 or so Spec. Ops. troops in Uganda as we speak.
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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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Here's more info on them with an interesting graph titled "Annual Lobbying by Surefire, LLC"
www.opensecrets.org...



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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wow, sickening



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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en.wikipedia.org...

SureFire, LLC. is a Fountain Valley, California company whose primary products are flashlights, headlamps, weapon mounted lights and laser sights. In addition, Surefire also manufactures knives, sound suppressors, Picatinny Rails and batteries.[4] The company is a major supplier of flashlights to the U.S. Armed Forces. Surefire products are also extensively used by federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies.

HISTORY
John Matthews founded Newport Corporation in 1969, which specializes in industrial lasers.[5] After Matthews developed a laser sight; he, Peter Hauk, and Ed Reynolds founded the spin-off company, Laser Products Corporation on October 17, 1979.[1] In 1984, the company supplied the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with shotgun laser sights for use during the 1984 Summer Olympics. Laser Products developed its first "SureFire" branded product — a handgun mounted light in 1985. Laser Products Corporation became SureFire, LLC in 2000.[1] More recently, SureFire attained ISO9001:2000 certification in 2008.[6]


Considering the above information, I wouldn't be surprised if this company is going to be keeping watch over this year's Olympics. Scary.
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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:39 AM
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That's not much to spend on lobbying for a growing company. GE spent $84 million in the past 2 years alone. They also have a military division.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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Yes, but GE specializes in a lot more products such as automobiles.

We're looking at a company that has flashlights as their main product, or used to be until they branched out.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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Anyone care to draw a clear line between Surefire and Martial Law and Detention of US citizens? This is ridiculous.




posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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I'm trying.


Here ya' go.
www.progressivecombat.com...
Love the pic on their homepage.

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Edit to Add:

As a natural outgrowth of Combative Concepts Inc., Mr. Good at the request of John Matthews (owner of Surefire) became the founding director of the Surefire Institute, a well-known low-light training institution that was staffed with former military and law enforcement personnel and supported by an extensive adjunct staff from around the country. Using the concepts and lessons learned through the DON programs and Combative Concepts Inc., this Institute initially focused on the issues associated with prevailing in low-light environments but regularly addressed the full-spectrum of CQC.

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by Afterthought
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Yes, but GE specializes in a lot more products such as automobiles.

We're looking at a company that has flashlights as their main product, or used to be until they branched out.


Its a SOCOM contract for Suppressors not flashlights!!!! Sound Suppressors for troops who operate covertly and often deep within enemy territory. Makes perfect sense to me. Watch the news in the months to come. Our troops out of Fort Bragg are going to be very busy in the months ahead.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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Is what legal? Anything the Govt does? Nope, never has been never will be.
Is it constitutional? The govt stopped caring about that piece of paper long ago, and they never will care about it unless it means ripping it up.

We only see what they show us, as that's all we are allowed to see. And they show it to us in such a way as to allow us only a few options on how to perceive the info. All of it is controlled and so are we.

Always have been, and will be till we all take up arms and start fighting the real terrorists... Those we put in power every day.

Till then duck and cover



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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That's why I said they BRANCHED OUT!!!!
Now, can we please work together in this?



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 08:53 AM
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All growing companies branch out. In SureFire's case they branched out into making some very good sound Suppressors to meet the demand of a growing case load coming out of SOCOM. It's obama's new strategy to fight with drones and spec. ops. troops. The Obama Doctine is directed from the Responsibility to Protect Group and the International Crisis Group. Libya was the Beta Test. Syria is next followed by key areas in Central Africa.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Yes, but the main thing is that they're joining with a company focused on cambat.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Or it could also be used during War with another country and the news is simply to mislead other nations ????

Just a thought.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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All these companies Sponsoring NDAA and SOPA are all reliant on or run by the banks, period. Chop off the head of the snake and the rest shrivel up crying like chidren.



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