Another example of the militarization of what would normally be civilian administrators. Yet, just like the police forces of every little hick town and above – if no one stops them and says, “You don’t need that”, then it will magically appear and you have a new precedence. Of course after your have the new toys you’ve got to show use of them – so here come the chicken house raids for all those deadly criminal actions being perpetrated by those the USDA oversights.
Also then they are a source of “on call” forces that can be used by the federales as needed. And what computer geek that should be shining a chair with his ass wouldn’t go for that? Probably to be followed by cool selfies of their “bust” reminiscent of the Waco fiasco…
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine