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July 14, 2016 08:05 AM
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"Congress should question the militarization of the bureaucracy."
The Washington Times Editorial | July 6, 2016

"The FDA is stockpiling military weapons - and it's not alone"
Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby Editorial | Sunday, June 26, 2016

"Who has more firepower -  federal officers vs. U.S. Marines"
RealClearPolicy, The Mark-Up | June 17, 2016

"Why does the IRS need guns."
The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Tom Coburn/Adam Andrzejewski 
June 17, 2016
 
 
U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Washington D.C.
Hearing: 'Firearms and Munitions at Risk: Examining Inadequate Safeguards'
U.S. Capitol Building, July 6, 2016
 
Today, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, held hearings on the security of the gun and ammunition lockers at Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Prison System (FPS), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 
 
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) grills the administrators on their weaponry and coding mistakes:
  • 1.7 billion bullets procured by DHS
  • Women's hygiene products mis-coded as body armor at FPS
  • Cable TV described as 'Cable Dude' and coded by DHS as guns 
  • 4,700 bayonets flowing to DHS from military surplus - why? And more... watch the hearing, click here.
Today, Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks, is published in the Washington Times with an editorial, "Firepower for the Feds?" 
 
Here's a quick summary of Andrzejewski's important column:
 
* Our honorary chairman, former Sen. Tom Coburn, issued a clarion call for an assault weapons ban at the federal administrative agencies.
 
* Who is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) preparing to battle after procurement orders for 1.7 billion bullets and 452 million hollow-point rounds? 
 
* Why isn't the U.S. border secure? Since 1993, the number of border and immigration officers tripled from 20,000 to 60,000, as undocumented entrants also tripled.
 
Learn More and download a free PDF copy of our report - "The Militarization of America"-  click here.
 
News media across America have covered our oversight report, "The Militarization of America:" 
The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, RealClearPolicy, CBS News, CNBC SquawkBox, The Washington Post, Forbes, New York Daily News, RealClearPolitics, The Daily Beast, Matt Drudge, Washington Free Beacon, Breitbart, Zero Hedge, The Daily Caller, Military.com, Circa, The Oklahoman, Against Crony Capitalism, Telesur, FOX Nation, Instapundit, Glen Beck TV and many others...
 
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Matthew Tyrmand
Deputy Director
 
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-f-ski)
Founder, OpenTheBooks.com 
 
Thomas W. Smith, Chairman
 
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