Skip to comments.Obama’s energy chairman paints rifles a ‘terrorist threat’ for Bloomberg group
Posted on 11/24/2012 7:07:09 PM PST by Nachum
Rifles, even .22 caliber models many young people receive as their first gun, are among the greatest threats to the reliability of the nations power system, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff claimed at a Tuesday Bloomberg Government Breakfast, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.
Citing inadequately protected transformers as easy targets, Wellinghoff told the group that terrorists in "coordinated" actions committed to destroying them could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle and take the whole thing out.
His proposed solution, a couple hundred bucks of metal sheeting to block the view of transformers hardly seems comprehensive, realistic, or even sober or sane when his further assertion that it will keep people from seeing through fences presupposes the entire perimeter must be covered. That would seem to be a very expensive proposition, especially when multiplied by the thousands of utility substations throughout the U.S. And its not like ladders arent plentiful enough.
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“They better run, better run, outrun my gun. All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, they better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”
That is a given.The only question is when.
Where do these people get their information??? A .22 LR has an effective range of 150 yrds ...
Citing "inadequately protected" transformers as easy targets, Wellinghoff told the group that terrorists in "coordinated" actions committed to destroying them "could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle and take the whole thing out."
That is what they are thinking of!
Replace “transformers” with “politicians” and you may find what they are really worried about.
Wind turbine blades are more fun cuz there`re movin` targets.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
American-style freedom is the real danger President You Didn’t Build That and his minions see.
Maybe they should be looking over their shoulders.
Plenty of people fed up.
Yeah, there’s the ticket: Elmer and Joe Rob seceding from whatever by having at a transformer. With a (shudder) rifle.
People get paid to think this stuff up. Hard to believe.
Sounds like IQ and shoe size are similar numbers.
If you can hits a dove on the wing, you can bag a drone, no prob Bob. I think we scares them. Good.
United Soviet States of America bump for later...
I think it’s cocaine fueled paranoia by Barry’s homie czars.
I’ll bet each one of his “czars” has the work ethic and moral compass of Jackson Jr.
The small ones flying at low altitude, yes. But you would be hard pressed to hit one of the bigger ones that fly higher than you can see.
Actually, tree limbs near the power lines that the electric companies no longer bother to trim because they want to milk out some more profits for their hedge fund owners are the greatest threat to the reliability of the nation's power system. Just look at how many power lines are downed by any good sized storm.
As far as I can tell the kind of guys who own guns are the first guys on the scene with chainsaws, bucket trucks, and everything else you need to put the power lines back up and get them working again when they get knocked down by trees because the electric utility execs are too cheap to trim the trees like they used to.
We've got a lot of fools working for the government.
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