Friday, May 25, 2012

Another Armed Fed Agency

You know that the FBI, Border Patrol, IRS, and DEA have lotsa gun-totin' employees.  So do some TSA folks, by the way.

Here's a surprise:  so does the Food and Drug Administration.

(You never know when some damn food-runner in that '55 hot-rod Lincoln will go speeding from the farm directly to the farmer's market, eh?)

So Sen. Rand Paul did something about that.

Paul introduced an amendment that would disarm Food and Drug Administration bureaucrats and accomplish several other goals.

“I’m troubled by images of armed agents raiding Amish farms and preventing them selling milk directly from the cow,” he said in a Senate floor statement posted online. “I think we have bigger problems in our country than sending armed FDA agents into peaceful farmers’ land and telling them they can’t sell milk directly from the cow.

Seems that the paranoia begins with the Feds, not with the populace.


jimspice said...

It's the Food and DRUG Administration. You can't think of any circumstance that weapons might be useful?

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

Anony 9:26 a.m.--Project much?

Dad29, the 2nd Amendment applies to ANY and ALL federal agents as well. Why are you supporting a measure to curtail that right?

Dad29 said...


The FDA deals with such dangerous folks as Schering-Plough, J&J, (etc.)

Al said...

Yet the same government wants to take away our gun rights?????????????

James Pawlak said...

The Department of Education recently asked for bids on semi-automatic riot guns ("Street sweepers"). Will hose be used Vs. children who "color outside the lines"?

Amy said...

You can't think of any circumstance that weapons might be useful?

Against the Amish?

Or how about proportional force? Law enforcement generally has an idea of the situation they are going into. Why guns when you're going to talk to someone about selling milk? (We'll leave aside the stupidity of the government regulating everything...)

Drug raids, fine. Arm up. But leave the Mennonites in peace.

Dan said...

Umm, Jim Spice, the DEA deals with illegal drugs and the FDA deals with legal drugs.
There is a difference, you know.

jimspice said...

Legal drugs are no longer legal after they've been appropriated from a loading dock in the middle of the night.

Dan said...

Riiight, like that happens everyday. Besides, if that happens, that is a local issue, not a federal issue.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that the IRS and the department of Labor have become working extensions of the Obama Re-Election Campaign?

so If you’re thinking of donating $1 million to a pro-Romney PAC, please make sure your papers are in order, because someone may soon be demanding to see them......... maybe someone from the IRS and the department of Labor.