USDA Using Tax Dollars to Pressure Employees on Citizen Disarmament

Paid for with money taken from you… (USDA)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Wear orange June 3 for National Gun Violence Awareness Day,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture is advising “all USDA employees” on both its website and via an email campaign.

“Wear a pin, a shirt, a tie or scarf, or anything you can get your hands on!” the executive department urges. “Post on social media using the hashtag #WearOrange with a message or picture of you wearing orange. The Wear Orange social media guide is available at: https://wearorange.org/2022-wear-orange-social-media-toolkit/.”

The link takes the employees to a “Copyright 2022 Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund website,”  which invites them, among other things, to “Hold Elected Officials Accountable.” In other words, federal employees are being pressed by their management that’s using tax-funded resources to lobby lawmakers to enact the citizen disarmament legislation being demanded by the gun prohibitionists, including:

  • Background Checks on All Gun Sales
  • Close the Charleston Loophole
  • Disarm Hate
  • Extreme Risk Laws
  • Prevent Gun Trafficking
  • Prohibit People With Dangerous Histories From Having Guns
  • Report Lost and Stolen Guns
  • Require Prohibited People to Turn in Their Guns
  • Waiting Periods
  • KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE
  • Block Concealed Carry Reciprocity
  • Keep Guns Off Campus
  • Prohibit Guns in Sensitive Areas
  • Prohibit Open Carry
  • Repeal Stand Your Ground Laws
  • Require Permits to Carry Concealed Guns in Public
  • Strong Standards for Carrying Concealed Guns in Public
  • Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance Funding
  • Violence Intervention Programs
  • KEEP GUNS OUT OF SCHOOLS
  • Keep Guns Off Campus
  • Prohibit Guns in Sensitive Areas
  • Reconsider Active Shooter Drills
  • Stop Arming Teachers
  • Threat Identification and Assessment Programs in Schools
  • BE A RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNER
  • Educate Gun Owners of Risks
  • Gun Owner Safety Training
  • Secure Gun Storage
  • HOLD THE GUN INDUSTRY ACCOUNTABLE
  • Gun Dealer Reform
  • Prevent Gun Trafficking
  • Repeal Gun Industry Immunity
  • Report Lost and Stolen Guns
  • Stop Downloadable Guns
  • PROHIBIT ASSAULT WEAPONS & DANGEROUS HARDWARE
  • Block Silencer Deregulation
  • Prohibit Assault Weapons
  • Prohibit Bump Stocks and Other Conversion Devices
  • Prohibit High-Capacity Magazines

That’s quite the laundry list. The gun-grabbers’ appetite for disarming their countrymen is insatiable. And who thinks for a minute that if you gave them everything they‘re demanding that they wouldn’t be back for more until the state’s monopoly of violence was total?

Someone clue the Republicans about incrementalism and where it leads, would you, please?

Why is a cabinet-level department involving itself in off-mission activism that close scrutiny by a committed House Oversight Committee (one not run by Democrats) might uncover potential ethics and employment law violations? Might such overt pressure from the very top be construed as creating a hostile working environment for employees who hold different political views? Might expressing those views be reasonably considered career and advancement-limiting, and might not expressing any political views on the taxpayers’ dime, by either side, be considered inappropriate and unethical, especially when coming from management that controls employee reviews?

They get away with it because USDA is run by an insider “Big Club” Democrat apparatchik in a Democrat administration with support from a majority Democrat Congress. Former Democrat Governor of Iowa and current USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was an Obama loyalist and “on the shortlist” to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. So naturally, his priority is going to be more in line with the promotion of the “woke” agenda than the mission of USDA (especially at a time of skyrocketing price increases, supply chain disruptions, and shortages).

That’s why some are (fruitlessly) pushing back on USDA’s Facebook page, where National Dairy Month is all but ignored in favor of “celebrat[ing] the diverse experiences of the LGBTQI+ community while recognizing their achievements and resiliency.”

This is all part of the transformation of the Founders’ Republic by collectivists intent on replacing it with a version that does not bode well for those who believe in a Bill of Rights culture. That they’re the ones being forced to pay for it is morally indistinguishable from another totalitarian tactic, charging a “bullet fee” to families of prisoners executed by the state.

We are paying for our own planned demise, as those who ridicule the concept admit that’s exactly what they’re doing out of the other side of their mouths.


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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TNJEWBOY

I’ll control my guns.
You control your guns.
But these unscrupulous bastards will not control OUR GUNS.

bondmen

Where does the Hunter Biden situation fit into this USDA (United States of Demoncrap Authoritarianism) laundry list of infringements?

gregs

dang, i missed it. i could have worn my Club Gitmo, “jihadi’s paradise” shirt from Rush Limbaugh. that would have had the leftists heads spinning. marking it on my calendar for next year.

Mack

David,

I think you can make a good case that the “lobby lawmakers” part might violate the Hatch Act.

You should look into that.

Wass

As expected, NOWHERE in their demands is there a call for enhanced penalties for criminal misuse of firearms, punishment for irresponsible gun handling, enhanced policing with, for example, stop-question-and-frisk, etc. With these clowns it’s always about gun regulations leading to reducing ownership. Never should it cross their minds, perps laugh at gun regulations. You all know the rest. It’s rinse and repeat.

Roland T. Gunner

Demokrats look good in orange. Especially jumpsuits with numbers stenciled on the back, under close supervision.

ShooterOne

When are “we the people” going to rise up and show them we will take no more?

Roland T. Gunner

Jan. 6, 2020 would have been a good time.

Wass

If only media cameras were turned to the throngs of a million peaceful demonstrators. A gathering to rival the vaunted March on Washington for Civil Rights, August, 1963. Instead, the cameras focused only on the consternation at the capitol building.

Last edited 25 days ago by Wass
john

Please present that person’s name who can lead and all will follow. Till then it it is not possible. Voting is our only source of power election fraud is theirs

musicman44mag

An oxymoron. Common Sense Gun Control from a group of individuals that is lacking common sense when it comes to handling criminals which is the real problem.

nrringlee

Rogue federal agents make up rogue federal agencies. Rogue federal agencies turn a once constitutional government into a rogue federal government. The warnings over our history have been clear. When the administrative state raised its ugly head at the beginning of the 20th Century it soon detached itself from its collective sworn duty to support and defend the Constitution and instead took up the mantle of self-preservation at the expense of the collective constitutional duty. Folks, lets face facts. Our federal government is out of control. I retired from the Marine Corps over 24 years ago. Back in my days,… Read more »

musicman44mag

I wonder if their action is designed to make us Few Proud Marines of old shut up and not say we are Marines even though we both know once a Marine always a Marine.

This action embarrasses the shit out of me and makes me physically ill.

Semper Fi and thank you for your service.

uncle dudley

Looks like we have communists running the USDA, how sad that our country has sunk to such a low level that allows this type of crap to be spewed out using taxpayer dollars.

USMC0351Grunt

You would think the “Department of Fraud, Waste and Abuse” would actually DO SOMETHING about this?

musicman44mag

Good answer but it shows logic. Logic is not allowed in today’s Marxist NWO.

Thank you for your service, Semper Fi

FJB

Cruiser

The USDA should put all their efforts into inspecting and making sure food is safe to eat, instead of trying to take away our rights.

Last edited 26 days ago by Cruiser
nrringlee

And managing forests. This particular mission they have failed at for over 100 years.

john

Out and about June 3 never saw anyone wearing any orange of any type.

buzzsaw

I didn’t click on the link in the email when it appeared in my inbox at work. I had seen enough just opening it. Off mission, indeed. I deliberately wore azure blue Friday, June 3. It’s the “opposite” of orange… Unfortunately, I don’t have any suitable gun or 2A-themed shirts.

Last edited 26 days ago by buzzsaw
Henry Bowman

Fear not; Bunker Branding is the place to go for 2A apparel & swag. Many notable 2A youtube influencers sell their products there!
Then you’ll be ready next year, assuming we aren’t forced to go to literal war against the domestic enemies of liberty.

musicman44mag

WE THE PEOPLE holsters has some neat stuff to wear and it is quality gear. My wife loves her AR15 shirt that says WE THE PEOPLE. Anti-gunners don’t even know it is an advertisement.

MICHAEL J

I thought prison orange was reserved for incarcerated thugs.

swmft

appropriate color for democrats ,should come with chains

Grigori

Don’t forget the numerous RINO’s like Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, and many, many, others.

Roland T. Gunner

Chain them to John Cornyn.

Grigori

Yep!