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snerd
08-14-2012, 00:41
Weather with a bullet.........
Following a request for 450 million rounds of ammunition for DHS and ICE earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for 46,000 rounds of ammunition for the National Weather Service (https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bfd95987a1ad9a6dfb22bca4a19150cb&tab=core&tabmode=list&=).

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-national-weather-service-is-shopping-for-46000-rounds-of-ammunition-2012-8

USAF96815
08-14-2012, 02:50
Errr...you do realize that NOAA has a LE branch and happens to be at the same address that NWS is at....don't you?

ChuteTheMall
08-14-2012, 04:17
You can't bring down a weather balloon with a slingshot.

Big Mad Dawg
08-14-2012, 04:45
46,000 rounds I hope they only have a few armed personnel and their quals require very small number of rounds.

pugman
08-14-2012, 06:40
If they are looking for 46,000 rounds I'm sure I can spare them...what do they need and what are they paying? :supergrin:

RickD
08-14-2012, 07:00
Errr...you do realize that NOAA has a LE branch...

NOAA is enforcing weather? :faint:

Calling King Canute. Calling King Canute.

rohanreginald
08-14-2012, 07:03
I used to work for NOAA. They have 1811's that enforce fishing laws as well as some environmental stuff. There are not a lot of them but they exist.


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USAF96815
08-14-2012, 07:09
NOAA is enforcing weather?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Marine_Fisheries_Service

RickD
08-14-2012, 07:29
Yeah, I'm familiar with NOAA.

I'd imagine an agency with the stellar reputation of the NOAA would want to control it's own LE.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57492307/ex-scalloper-sues-feds-after-unfair-fish-fines/

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/townhallcomstaff/2012/02/21/sen_scott_brown__noaa_has_culture_of_corruption

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577576982119497186.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/29/john-bullard-noaa-northeast_n_1716091.html?utm_hp_ref=green

http://www.eagletribune.com/opinion/x1284936809/Editorial-Fishing-survey-reeks-of-NOAA-corruption

JFrame
08-14-2012, 07:32
I'm still lovin' the fact that Obama added 16,000 IRS employees and 4,000 new short shotguns... :whistling:


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Sharkey
08-14-2012, 07:53
I'm still lovin' the fact that Obama added 16,000 IRS employees and 4,000 new short shotguns... :whistling:


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Hey they are gonna need people to enforce all the tax hikes come Jan. with taxaggedon. (google it).

As for the NOAA needing all that ammo? Sure they have agents but that is overkill. Bunch of hoarders wanna drive up ammo prices and they gotta spend their leftover cash before they cut it in the next budget.

series1811
08-14-2012, 08:02
46,000 rounds isn't that much for qualifying and practice.

Say 1500 rounds per agent per year (assuming just handguns) and that only covers about 30 sworn personnel.

I think my last federal agency budgeted about 3000 rounds per agent per year (but that was long guns, too).

wmodavis
08-14-2012, 08:12
Those climate alarmists are looking for consensus! By gosh if they can't get it with massaged data they'll get it the other way!

JFrame
08-14-2012, 08:21
Hey they are gonna need people to enforce all the tax hikes come Jan. with taxaggedon. (google it).


Yup -- I think a lot of otherwise unsuspecting Americans are going to be finding out just how "rich" they actually are...


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JBnTX
08-14-2012, 09:57
They don't need that ammo.

They're purchasing it for other branches of the government.

They think if they spread the purchase around no one will notice that all the civilian agencies of the federal government are arming themselves.

Why are they arming themselves?
Isn't that what we have a military for?

Who do they think is the enemy, the military or you?

Cavalry Doc
08-14-2012, 10:02
Tinfoil stocks are going up again.

Chronos
08-14-2012, 12:30
Even NASA has a SWAT team -- and they'll use it against you the second you claim to have moon rocks to sell (http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/NATLNASA-Moon-Rock-Sting-Terrifies-Grandmother-132432743.html).

There is nothing your government does that doesn't involve ammunition backing it up in some way. We should at least get used to openly facing the truth about this government we live under.

countrygun
08-14-2012, 12:51
Like it or not several Federal Agencies do have some LE duties. They also have some things that probably need to be protected, so they have a dilema

Don't do that part and then get bashed.

Hire private security for part of it and then get bashed

Hey, I've got it. instead of all these small Agencies with their own tiny LE divisions, we will make all the doubters real happy and have one giant Federal LE agency to do every bit of it and that way it will all be under one roof and we can all keep an eye on it it would be so much more efficient and easier to manage. It sure would cut down on the complaints about so many smaller units.

Chronos
08-14-2012, 13:11
"Like it or not" should be the new official motto of the federal government.

countrygun
08-14-2012, 13:26
"Like it or not" should be the new official motto of the federal government.


Do you know how many officers this agency has?

Do you know what tasks they are assigned?

Do you know anything other than it gives you an excuse to run to the store for more tinfoil?

DustyJacket
08-14-2012, 14:13
They are tired of everyone complaining about the TV weather guys, darn it! :)

jakebrake
08-14-2012, 15:09
if they shoot as well as they predict weather, they'd need that many for one hit.

snerd
08-14-2012, 17:14
if they shoot as well as they predict weather, they'd need that many for one hit.
Reminds me of a Cops episode I watched the other day. 3 of them open fire on a guy in a car............ 26 rounds between them and not one made it to the driver!

jakebrake
08-14-2012, 18:48
Reminds me of a Cops episode I watched the other day. 3 of them open fire on a guy in a car............ 26 rounds between them and not one made it to the driver!

we had it where i live. 57 rounds at close range. one round hit the target.

cowboy1964
08-14-2012, 20:26
This is such a stupid story. There are members of this forum that order more bullets than that.

including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls.

:whistling:

snerd
08-14-2012, 23:19
This is such a stupid story.......

:wavey:

ChuteTheMall
08-14-2012, 23:55
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

Until now.

series1811
08-15-2012, 06:19
we had it where i live. 57 rounds at close range. one round hit the target.

You just have to actually experience rounds coming back at you from your target to really appreciate how much it affects your concentration, trigger control, and sight picture. :supergrin:

snerd
08-15-2012, 08:24
You just have to actually experience rounds coming back at you from your target to really appreciate how much it affects your concentration, trigger control, and sight picture. :supergrin:
Yeah, that came up in the discussion. You're right, I would imagine that has a big impact on the situation. I'm not trashing anyone.

PawDog
08-15-2012, 09:20
Fiscal year end funds. Every federal agency has to spend the remaining balance of FY 2012 budget usually by September 1st, or FY 2013 funding will be reduced, beginning October 1st.

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Sharkey
08-16-2012, 07:53
OMG, the SS admin is ordering a bunch of ammo too. Maybe the GOP is planning to kill off all the old people once Romney wins. Seems like every Fed alphabet soup agency has an armed enforcement division. Gotta enforce those regulations or else.........

Sharkey
08-16-2012, 07:57
Do you know how many officers this agency has?

Do you know what tasks they are assigned?

Do you know anything other than it gives you an excuse to run to the store for more tinfoil?

Sir I will have you know that I stocked up on tinfoil long ago. I purchased in bulk after Ruby Ridge and Waco. I then re-supplied after Katrina.