Company Behind Shooting Targets of Children Received $2 Million From DHS

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Contracts were for “training aids” and “paperboard”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
February 20, 2013

The company behind controversial shooting targets that include images of children, pregnant women and elderly gun owners received almost $2 million dollars in contracts from the Department of Homeland Security.

Minnesota-based Law Enforcement Training Inc., which brags of its close relationship with the DHS and thousands of law enforcement agencies, has stoked outrage after producing shooting targets which feature “non traditional” threats amidst banal environments such as a pregnant woman in a nursery, a mother in a school playground and a little boy.

The company reacted to the furore by asserting the products helped override “hesitation on the part of cops when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition,” and to “break that stereotype on the range, regardless of how slim the chances are of encountering a real life scenario that involves a child, pregnant woman, etc.”

Following concerns that the issue could be linked with Homeland Security’s purchase of around 2 billion bullets over the last year, which many fear is linked to preparations for domestic disorder, it has now emerged that Law Enforcement Training Inc. has racked up contracts worth almost $2 million dollars with the DHS over the last three years.

The vast majority of those contracts were for “training aids” and “paperboard,” according to the USASpending.gov website, which lists numerous different contracts each in the region of $150,000 and $180,000 dollars stretching back to early 2010 and running through to July 2012.

While it is not known whether the DHS purchased the “no hesitation” targets, a company representative admitted to a customer that law enforcement agencies had “requested” at least one of the images which depicted a pregnant woman as a “threat”.

A customer who called Law Enforcement Inc. yesterday told Infowars that the company informed him the targets were, “strictly for Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.”

The story has prompted widespread condemnation on the Internet, with Law Enforcement Inc. being slammed by Facebook users after it issued a statement.

Retired City of Houston police officer T.F. Stern reacted to the issue by remarking, “There’s something wrong, seriously wrong here. If we start to desensitize law enforcement officers, have them disregard humanity, to feel nothing’s wrong in shooting a pregnant lady or an old man with a shotgun inside his own home…then what kind of society have we become? How will police officers react after they no longer believe they are part of the society which they have been charged with policing, when they have become used to shooting pregnant ladies and old men?”

View all the “no hesitation” targets, which are still available on the company’s website, below.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Proper “hero” protocol?

    1 Please lower your weapon, I drank a lot of coffee this morning, and I am about to wet myself.

    2 Don’t shoot. I am waddling back to my squad car, I have another more urgent call I am going to attend to.

    3 Please remain where you are while I radio the station for instructions. I know how to dish out violence and threats, but I have no training or experience in taking any myself.

  2. This fits right in with the line of propaganda that seems to be increasingly spewed out: that homegrown terrorists are a huge threat. I heard a spot on the radio the other day (WMAL up in DC) where some FBI guy was playing up the dangers of “homegrown violent extremists”; he even went on to use the acronym HVE.

    The temperature in this pot is being ratcheted up quickly. The government says that Ron Paul supporters, people who talk about individual liberty, people who distrust government, etc., are potential extremists. That morphs into HVEs. And now the fucking cops are practicing shooting normal people.

    If there was any doubt that we live in a despicable country, this should remove it.

  3. Chimp Trivia: George W Bush was a cheerleader at Yale. He was the Head Cheerleader his senior year in high school – Phillips Academy of Andover, MA. There’s a picture of him in his High School yearbook in a wig and skirt, at a pep rally trying to build up some team spirit for the big game.

    The only kind of “Cowboys” that supported George W Bush were the “Broke Back Mountain” kind of cowboys.

    http://farm1.staticflickr.com/28/41710842_51e410af68.jpg

    http://www.memphisflyer.com/imager/new_book_cheer_follows_trek_of_memphis_cheerleaders/b/original/1143431/11ac/cheerleader.jpg

    http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/georgebush-660.jpg

    • It was inevitable that the “terrorists” would morph into you and me… . It is why I can never forgive the Republicans who cheered The Chimp. Because of him – and them – we’re where we are.

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