Imagine how you would feel if, through government decree, DEFRA (the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs here in the UK) ordered the acquisition of .40 calibre sub-machine guns for it's officers. Presumably so, when they are clearing out canals or butchering badgers, cattle / sheep etc they could defend themselves against local farmers and concerned environmental groups wearing colourful (but lethal) hand knitted sweaters and fingerless gloves.
Why is the US government arming its law enforcement officials, even the USDA, to the teeth?
Did you watch it? Scary stuff isn't it. Is it real though. What do you want to believe? What would make you more comfortable?
Turn to Christ.