posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 03:03 PM
First of all most of the buying up of X amount of X is just people who do not understand Gov contracts. Lets break DHS down.
DHS has 240,000 employees.
55,000 of those come from TSA. Of those 48,000 are unarmed TSO gate personel that have no weapons and no police powers. Of the remainder the only
armed agents belong to the Air Marshals.
63,000 belong to customs and border patrol. of them 48,000 are armed agents along the US Borders and Ports.
20,000 belong to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE is the second largets law enforment agency behind the FBI. Although of course not all
of those are armed agents.
7,474 belong to FEMA they are unarmed and not law enforcement
2000 belong to the Federal Protective Services who are resposible for security at 9000 federal buildings. Only 900 are armed agents.
18,000 belong to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, no armed agents.
6,800 belong to the United States Secret Service, of which 4,400 are armed agents.
70,000 belong to the coast guard of which 42,000 active duty members that could be armed.
And then you have a bunch of unarmed DHS office workers.
DHS also runs the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center that trains all federal agents and interantional students as well.
So if DHS stripped the borders of all border and customes agents, pull the coast guard off its ships, pulled the Secret Service from protecting the
President and from chasing counterfiters, pulled ICE from detaining illegals, pulled air marshals off the planes, pulld FPS from protecting federal
buildings and put them all together in one hodgepodge force you could possibly field about around 117,000 armed men and women. Made up mostly of the
Coast Guard and Immigration, border and customs agents. That is what people are afraid of. That is your scary DHS army. And while your pathetic DHS
army is doing whatever people think it is going to do the borders, federal building and the White House are wide open. Now can we please put the DHS
super army theory to bed.