Skip to comments.NOAA Requests Ammunition For The Weather Service
Posted on 08/13/2012 3:05:16 PM PDT by Whenifhow
On 9 Aug 2012, the Department of Commerce, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by way of the National Weather Service, put out a solicitation for a small variety of ammunition.
The solicitation breaks down the requirements:
16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). 6,000 rounds of frangible, 125-grain CFRHT .40 caliber. 24,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP).
In all, 40,000 rounds of ammunition, and only 500 Transtar II blue 24″ x 40″ targets are being ordered.
All the ammunition and targets are being spread out over the US to three locations, Ellsworth ME, New Bedford MA, Wall NJ, and St. Petersburg, FL. Only the 24,000 rounds are being sent to Florida, no targets will be shipped there.
This all comes after the Department of Homeland Security requested a contract with manufactures for over 63,000,000 rounds rounds over the next 4 years.
And this raises other questions?
Could not the US Government simply re-allot the ammunition from DHS to DOC? What is it about being a weather person requires the training and use of a firearm? What future event is coming that makes the National Weather Service believes it needs to train and arm its employees?
We will report more about this as developments come in. See the video below for the 63 million rounds being requested.
Consists of about 300 uniformed commissioned officers.
We need a satire/non-satire tag on these posts.
I share that theory with you. However, they're underestimating the ability of the manufacturers to create new ammo. After all, they've been on steady production ramp-up since November 2008.
It truly sounds like it is time for the Tea Party to advocate a new federal bill, the “Disarming of non-military and non-police federal agencies act”.
But why is it all pistol ammo?
I’d be worried if they were ordering 5.56mm or 6.8 spc, 7.62 NATO, or .50 BMG. Or even 12 gauge. But they’re ordering pistol ammo.
Practice?! I don't need no stinkin' practice!
I think it’s a bit more sinister than that although that’s bad enough. .40S&W is practically the standard round for hand guns used by a huge chunk of police around the country, namely in the Glock 22.
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There is probably an order for Brown Shirts somewhere in the budget as well.
NOAA also controls the nation’s fisheries in the same inept manner that it reports the weather. Perhaps they want to present a stronger enforcement front to those “nasty” old fishermen off of Cape Cod.
I would have welcomed it. FREE GUNS.
Patriots hold enough ammo to snuff the tyrants 10,000 time over.
This is either for the previous mentioned research vessel’s protection or is just gubmit pissin away funds before the new management takes over. Don’t be surprised in a few years a whole lot of gubmit surplus ammo up for sale.
Practice?! I don't need no stinkin' practice!
I've seen some of these clowns shoot. 500 targets will be sufficient. Most of them will come back unscathed.
that may well be but I also think these humongous orders of ammo by fed agencies is a red flag that the fed plans to order and enforce a stop on all manufacturing and sales of ammo. When society has no food or ammo left, it's game over.
This is from research that Jared did on the 9-12 website and this info came out in March 2012 around the time of the article “Four Thousand New IRS ‘enforcement’ agents.”
Here’s more research on this from Jared.
Four thousand NEW IRS ‘enforcement’ agents.
In addition to the untold thousands of armed ‘Law Enforcement Officers’ outside of the U.S. Armed Forces, from the EPA’s jack-booted thugs, to excess IRS ‘enforcement’ agents, to the sixty-five law enforcement organizations within the Executive Branch of the federal government outside of the Dep’t of Homeland Security and the U.S. Armed Forces, already added since the Barack Hussein Obama Regime began their occupation of the White House and the rest of the federal government’s executive branch apparatus, the sheer number of Obama’s private army is simply staggering...
And the left has snuck them all into the mix right under our noses, slowly, over time, with few, if any of us, noticing.
If you’re not familiar with that of which I speak, consider the following ‘law enforcement agencies’ within the Executive branch of the federal government, outside of DHS and the U.S. Armed Forces (some of them do have legitimate functions, such as the FBI and the CIASPS, but the SIGTARP? USFSLEI? REALLY?):
Department of Agriculture (USDA):
Office of Inspector General (USDAOIG)
U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations (USFSLEI)
Department of Commerce (DOC):
National Institute of Standards and Technology Police (NIST Police)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement (OLE)
Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (DOCOIG)
Department of Education (DOED):
Office of the Inspector General (EDOIG)
Department of Energy (DOE):
Office of Inspector General (DOEOIG)
Office of Health, Safety and Security (DOEHSS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI)
National Institutes of Health Police (NIH Police)
Office of Inspector General (HHSOIG)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG)
Protective Service Division (HUDPSD)
Department of the Interior (USDI):
Bureau of Indian Affairs Police (BIA Police)
Bureau of Land Management Office of Law Enforcement (BLM Rangers and Special Agents)
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Law Enforcement (BOR Rangers)
Hoover Dam Police aka Bureau of Reclamation Police
Division of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services (Law Enforcement Rangers)
United States Park Police
Office of Inspector General (DOIOIG)
Office of Law Enforcement
Division of Refuge Law Enforcement
Department of Justice (USDOJ):
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (since 1973)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Police (FBI Police)
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
Office of Inspector General (DOJOIG)
United States Marshals Service (USMS)
Department of Labor (DOL):
Office of Inspector General (DOLOIG)
Department of State (DOS):
Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)
Office of Inspector General (SDOIG)
Department of Transportation (USDOT):
Office of Inspector General (DOTOIG)
Department of the Treasury:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police (BEP Police)
Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI)
Office of Inspector General (TREASOIG)
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
United States Mint Police (USMP)
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
Office of Inspector General (VAOIG)
Veterans Affairs Police
Independent Agencies and Quasi-official Corporations:
Central Intelligence Agency Security Protective Service (CIASPS)
United States Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division (EPACID)
United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General (EPAOIG)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Inspector General (NASAOIG)
NASA Security Services (NASASS)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Inspector General (NRCOIG)
Office of Personnel Management, Office of Inspector General (OPMOIG)
Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Inspector General (RRBOIG)
Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General (SBAOIG)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General (FDICOIG)
General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General (GSAOIG)
Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General (SSAOIG)
USPS Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG)
United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
U.S. Postal Police
Smithsonian Institution Office of Protection Services (SI)
Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park Police (NZPP)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Amtrak Office of Inspector General
Amtrak Office of Security Strategy and Special Operations (OSSSO)
Federal Reserve Bank: Federal Reserve Police
Tennessee Valley Authority Office of Inspector General (TVAOIG)
Tennessee Valley Authority Police (TVAP)
United States Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General (AIDOIG)
UNTIL I DID THE RESEARCH FOR THIS ARTICLE, I had no idea of the size of the private army that Obama ALREADY HAS at his disposal.
And as Glenn Beck mentioned in his talk radio show on GBTV earlier this week, the U.S. State Department has direct command authority over the contractors in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, as well.
Then there’s the non-Coast Guard LEOs within DHS.
Yeah. Hiding in plain sight.
It’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that we’ve been living in a quasi-police state for many years, which has been slowly built up to enable somebody like Obama to do what he plans to do. After all, all of those untold tens of thousands (or is it hundreds of thousands?) of gun-toting feds constitute a CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE that is JUST AS STRONG, JUST AS WELL FUNDED, as the U.S. Military, or at least, it will be, once defense cuts are fully in place.
I knew that all of these existed, and I simply ignored them, assuming they were proper and necessary for the functioning of the executive branch of government. And to some extent, that case can be reasonably made. But it has gotten far too huge, especially keeping in mind Obama’s declaration referenced in the preceding paragraph. Do we really need TWENTY-SIX OFFICES OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL within the executive branch of the federal government, all outside of DHS and the U.S. Armed Forces? Do we?
WE MUST DEFEND DEFENSE FROM FURTHER BUDGET CUTS, AND CUT ALL UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS & AGENCIES, ASAP!!!
When we have that under control, we must scale back the extent of federal law enforcement outside of the FBI!!
Shouldn’t there be concern over people accquiring thousands of rounds of ammunition?
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Very entertaining ping images...in a macabre way of course.
Arming weathermen. I guess that’s where 0kaka wants to get his army from, every single g.d. federal employee.