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DHS Adopts Armored Vehicles for Domestic Use

The Department of Homeland Security has acquired an exciting new-ish toy, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle. See a great video of a proud DHS officer, Robert Whitaker, from El Paso demonstrating his magic mayhem vehicle, paid for by you the taxpayer.

Highlights from his pitch: "Mine resistant....we use to deliver our team to high risk warrant services....if there's an issue...we can shelter in place....10 or 11 operators in here, very tight but we can do it....I'll stand on the MRAP and provide overwatch for team while they are making entry into the house....15 tons is hard to stop so we usually run it on 55 on the freeway....slow taking off but when get going feels like driving a car....even if penetrated by a round the [tires] won't go flat....We have gunports so we can actually shoot from within the vehicle; you may think it's pretty loud but actually it's not too bad...we have gunports there in the back and two on the sides as well."

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  • gaoxiaen||

    We can shoot your dogs from complete safety.

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    See a great video of a proud DHS officer, www.shoxinfr.com/nike-shox-nz-c-5.html Robert Whitaker, from El Paso demonstrating his magic mayhem vehicle, paid for by you the taxpayer

  • JeremyR||

    So, Reason is linking to itself?

  • John Galt||

    Does that amount to journalistic masturbation?

  • AlgerHiss||

    Some wonder how, in for instance Cambodia, could a group of citizens bring about mayhem and murder on their fellow citizens. Or in Nazi Germany...or in Mao's great leap forward....or in Stalin's....

    We think it can't happen here.

    Bullshit. We've got no shortage of people in this country that would do anything they were ordered to do.

    These DHS officers are amongst them.

  • John Galt||

    Yay! Our overloads have even more impregnable castles from which they may launch their murderous attacks upon we serfs!

  • John Galt||

    *overlords

  • scooby509||

    "15 tons is hard to stop so we usually run it on 55 on the freeway."

    That pedal on the left is the brake.

    "if there's an issue...we can shelter in place."

    From *what*? Oh, right, from budget cuts.

    "10 or 11 operators in here"

    Jesus Christ, these assholes think they're Delta force.

    "even if penetrated by a round the [tires] won't go flat..."

    Not like you'd change them if they did.

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