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Disbanded police leave 58,000 rounds
upi ^ | March. 17, 2010

Posted on 03/17/2010 2:54:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono

PEWAUKEE, Wis., March 17 (UPI) -- Officials in a Wisconsin city that disbanded its police department late last year said officers left behind 58,000 rounds of ammunition.

Pewaukee officials said the Police Department left behind 58,000 rounds of handgun, rifle and shotgun ammunition when it disbanded at the end of 2009, and administrators said they are looking into why so much ammunition was required for a 25-officer force, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday.

"It seems like it is way in excess of what you would need," Mayor Scott Klein said. "It begs the question of why it got up to so much and why would you continue to purchase it."

A Waukesha County sheriff's lieutenant said a department of the city's size would require less than 11,000 rounds of ammunition a year.

However, former police officer Robert Kraemer said the department regularly used about 30,000 rounds per year on four training shoots and much of the leftover ammo was likely from two shoots that were canceled because of budget shortfalls.

City Administrator Tammy LaBorde said officials are working to identify all of the ammunition to get an accurate estimate of value for selling the leftovers. Officials estimated the sale could bring the city up to $14,000.


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1 posted on 03/17/2010 2:54:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I got first dibs.


2 posted on 03/17/2010 2:56:27 PM PDT by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: davetex

Dang it.


3 posted on 03/17/2010 2:57:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Joe Brower; Squantos; Travis McGee; SLB

There’s probably more than that in some FReepers’ ammo lockers.


4 posted on 03/17/2010 2:58:39 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: JoeProBono

I’d be more than happy to take a few thousand rounds off their hands!!


5 posted on 03/17/2010 2:59:11 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: davetex
That's about a weeks worth at my house.

Practice makes perfect, you know what I mean?

6 posted on 03/17/2010 3:00:12 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: JoeProBono

(apolgies to Billy Joel)

Sing me a song, I’m the Ammo Man!


7 posted on 03/17/2010 3:00:27 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Heads up for anyone who wants cheap AR-15 and handgun ammo!


8 posted on 03/17/2010 3:01:01 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: FreedomPoster
Ha!!

I ain't telling...........

9 posted on 03/17/2010 3:02:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: JoeProBono

That is 193 rounds per officer assuming they were required to put in range time once a month if viewed as a year’s supply. This isn’t even an adequate supply for a whole year so hopefully it was a six month supply.

The mayor is clueless.


10 posted on 03/17/2010 3:03:58 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, let’s do the math. That’s 2000 practice ammo per officer and then 8000 ammo to have on hand for the entire force. I don’t see why anyone would see this as excessive. How often do police practice and how much ammo do they use. I have no experience with it, but it seems perfectly logical to me.


11 posted on 03/17/2010 3:04:42 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (Prayers Up! It's our last defense!)
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To: JoeProBono

Hey, my grandfather used to live in Pewaukee!
I used to play in the park next to his home.

Too weird!


12 posted on 03/17/2010 3:04:44 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe there were a lot of dangerous dogs in their jurisdiction?


13 posted on 03/17/2010 3:06:21 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (My senior Senator (who served in Vietnam) said so.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wait til they see the cabinets full of blank traffic ticket forms!


14 posted on 03/17/2010 3:10:11 PM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

Police send drugs to resale shop
DALLAS, March 17 (UPI) — Dallas police said an old file cabinet sent from a police property room to a local resale store was full of drugs when shop workers opened it.


15 posted on 03/17/2010 3:11:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Dallas police said an old file cabinet sent from a police property room to a local resale store was full of drugs when shop workers opened it.

Ixnay on the ugsdray, opshay orkersway!

16 posted on 03/17/2010 3:14:16 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JoeProBono

——more—same subject—

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2472794/posts


17 posted on 03/17/2010 3:19:29 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: FreedomPoster

Shhhhh...


18 posted on 03/17/2010 3:20:21 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: JoeProBono

“It seems like it is way in excess of what you would need,”

I want that ammo.
Why?
Because, there is no overkill, there is only open fire and reload.
And what’s with the “Need” part of that?
Didn’t they last year state that the law enforcement agencies “NEED” bazillions of rounds of ammo ‘just in case’?
But, it is nice for once to see that “need” herring aimed at someone other than a citizen.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 3:24:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Windows Se7en: It's called "seven" for a reason.)
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To: Squantos

Only 58,000, I might be over stocked then.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 3:24:45 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: JoeProBono

At 150 rounds a perp it goes fast!


21 posted on 03/17/2010 3:29:25 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How many perps voted for Obummer. Maybe I don’t have enough ammo.


22 posted on 03/17/2010 3:30:46 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: davetex

Doggoneit! Oh, well....I’d like to say that I have almost that much.....but I won’t......


23 posted on 03/17/2010 3:31:39 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: rahbert

LOL. Thanks for making my slow clock creep toward 5 pm a little brighter.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 3:32:51 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: dead

Just who in the hell at the resale store reported this?


25 posted on 03/17/2010 3:33:00 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: JoeProBono

Two words. GARAGE SALE!


26 posted on 03/17/2010 3:33:05 PM PDT by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If you don’t empty your weapon on’em...you ain’t done your job!


27 posted on 03/17/2010 3:33:44 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: proudtobeanamerican1

How many weapons does he assume each officer has? I’ll bet they have more than one, and most likely more than one caliber.


28 posted on 03/17/2010 3:34:27 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: JoeProBono

wHERE DID THEY GET IT? iF THE FEDS GAVE IT TO THEM FOR A REASON AND THEY ARE NOW CONVERTING IT THEY MAY HAVE A PROBLEM.. dAM THAT KAPS LOCK KEY’


29 posted on 03/17/2010 3:40:16 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: JoeProBono
MOOSE INVASION!
30 posted on 03/17/2010 3:42:07 PM PDT by Young Werther (wtih)
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To: JoeProBono

They deserved to be disbanded. What kind of people would leave that much ammo behind instead of getting some range time in their last month?


31 posted on 03/17/2010 3:46:46 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Gaffer

Oh well, I don’t need it anyway. Lost all my guns when a giant meteor crasher directly through my roof and into the safe. Damndest thing I’ve ever seen. Didn’t hurt nothing else in the house, but melted the safe and contents into a big old blob. Took it out and threw it in the lake.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 3:48:26 PM PDT by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: davetex

You know? All my stuff that I usta had got stole! Yessir, stole right outta my basemint!...Yessir...The guns? I think them varmints got them things too!


33 posted on 03/17/2010 3:53:20 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: JoeProBono
A Waukesha County sheriff's lieutenant said a department of the city's size would require less than 11,000 rounds of ammunition a year.

With 24 officers, that works out to 38 rounds per month per officer. Less than 10 rounds per week. Barney fife rations.

34 posted on 03/17/2010 3:59:48 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sender

They should just turn them over to Waukesha County which Pewaukee is part of.


35 posted on 03/17/2010 4:12:07 PM PDT by red tie
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To: JoeProBono
What to do? There's GunBroker.com, AuctionArms.com, GunsAmerica.com, ebang...
36 posted on 03/17/2010 4:32:18 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: proudtobeanamerican1

“How often do police practice and how much ammo do they use”

The average police officer probably shoots 200 rounds once a year to “qualify”. The vast majority of them are pretty inept and far from experts with firearms.

Some are firearms / shooting enthusiasts that probably would burn up thousands of rounds of ammo if it was available.
I suspect the large amount of ammo was purchased because someone made money available to purchase large amounts of ammo.


37 posted on 03/17/2010 4:59:16 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: davetex

Man we must have had the SAME METEOR!
Imagine that!


38 posted on 03/17/2010 5:46:00 PM PDT by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: BenKenobi

Did you dump your big old melted blob into the lake too?


39 posted on 03/17/2010 6:02:22 PM PDT by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: davetex

Indeed I did. Man, perhaps we are neighbours or something.


40 posted on 03/17/2010 6:08:34 PM PDT by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: FreedomPoster
There’s probably more than that in some FReepers’ ammo lockers.

It's a start.

41 posted on 03/17/2010 6:10:43 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: JoeProBono
PEWAUKEE, Wis., March 17 (UPI) -- Officials in a Wisconsin city that disbanded its police department late last year said officers left behind 58,000 rounds of ammunition.

Sounds like that ammo got pwned!

42 posted on 03/17/2010 6:15:05 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JoeProBono
"It seems like it is way in excess of what you would need," Mayor Scott Klein said. "It begs the question of why it got up to so much and why would you continue to purchase it."

Zombies.

43 posted on 03/17/2010 6:15:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Thunder90

Pewaukee? PEWAUKEE? You gotta be kidding me! WTF is there to do in Pewaukee that would require that kind of firepower?

Good Lord! Just DONATE it all to the Milwaukee cops, LOL!


44 posted on 03/17/2010 6:38:05 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Thunder90

were talking 223 ???


45 posted on 03/17/2010 6:41:51 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Vote for Pedro)
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To: FreedomPoster

by an order of magnitude


46 posted on 03/17/2010 6:46:02 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: BenKenobi

Had to change my tag line. Keep the record straight.


47 posted on 03/17/2010 6:46:23 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: JoeProBono

Near as I could tell, the main function of the Pewaukee police force was to enhance revenue by handing out traffic tickets.


48 posted on 03/17/2010 7:28:53 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: jimpick

well I wasn’t countin rimfire .......:o)

Stay safe !


49 posted on 03/17/2010 8:00:14 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: JoeProBono
Wisconsin city that disbanded its police department late last year

Population 10,000 with 25 Officers?

50 posted on 03/17/2010 8:11:18 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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