Civil libertarians are viewing with alarm a decision by the government to purchase dozens of shotguns for representatives of the U.S. Department of Education offices in Washington and Philadelphia, even though the government attests that the 12-gauge weapons are simply to replace other guns.
“Viewed in conjunction with the destruction of the Bill of Rights through Patriot Act type legislation, we can see a pattern developing of an emerging Homeland Security state and a total surveillance society,” said attorney and former Marine Corps officer Darrell Castle.
He was the Constitution Party’s 2008 vice president nominee, and told WND the fact the guns are being purchased by and delivered to the U.S. Department of Education is worrisome because of the agency’s confirmation it has its own armed security force.
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Such “law enforcement” is just a further erosion of civil liberties, he said.
“The federal government apparently intends to arm officials in all departments, even the most benign such as education, with sophisticated and destructive weapons not available legally to civilians,” Castle said.
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