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Post Office Latest Federal Agency to Ask for Ammunition
The New American ^ | 2/13/2014 | Joe Wolverton

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:16:23 AM PST by detective

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has posted a request to purchase “assorted small arms ammunition,” reports political analyst Michael Lotfi.

The solicitation by the USPS was posted on FBO.gov, the federal government’s federal business opportunities website. The process is now underway to arrange for the purchase of guns and ammo for some undisclosed use by the post office.

As Lotfi points out, it is curious that the postal service can afford to arm itself given their precarious financial position:

The USPS has been posting $1-5 billion quarterly losses for years. In fiscal year (FY) 2012 alone the USPS lost a record $15.9 Billion. At it’s current rate of spending, the USPS is projected to hit $45 Billion in debt within the next three years.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; bankrupt; postal; postoffice
The USPS lost almost $16 billion last year but the mail carriers are going to be packing heat.

Step away from that mailbox with your hands up.

1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:16:23 AM PST by detective
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To: detective
gonna start a war on dogs??? maybe they are jealous of all the cops shooting dogs and want in on the act...
2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:19:22 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: detective

Those going postal can’t be made to pay for their own ammo?


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:23:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: detective

My Post Office has been closed for 5 months because of the Colorado flooding and government incompetence. I have to drive 25 miles 50 round trip to get my mail and still have to pay box rent.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:24:54 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: detective

My Post Office has been closed for 5 months because of the Colorado flooding and government incompetence. I have to drive 25 miles 50 round trip to get my mail and still have to pay box rent.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 8:25:07 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: detective

Are they planning to go Postal on us?


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:25:56 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: detective

I should think this would be reported in the MSM—it should be making headlines all over the country if it is true……...


7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:26:02 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: detective

You know that times are tough when even the post office won’t call on the cops for help.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:30:16 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: detective

The Postal Inspection Service has 1,000 uniformed personnel and 1,200 investigators, and dates back to 1772 and Ben Franklin. See 18 USC 3061(c).


9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:31:30 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: basil

“if it is true”

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bc222ffef75536f044a0e0353788683b&tab=core&tabmode=list&print_preview=1


10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:31:42 AM PST by detective
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To: mountainlion

SO, you are whining about paying box rent on a post box in a post office that isn’t open?

Where is your compassion, Mr. Conservative?

Doncha know the cops are winning the Annual Inter-Agency Dog Shooters Cup competition?

Without tax payer supplied ammunition, how can the postal workers hope to equal or surpass the Cops in the Annual Dog Shooters Cup tally of tax-payer owned dogs shot by an AgencyPerson?


11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:35:34 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: detective

All these ammo purchases seem counter to the Govt’s usual Gun Control rhetoric.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 8:36:06 AM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: GladesGuru

PULL!


13 posted on 02/15/2014 8:41:41 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: 4Liberty

“the Govt’s usual Gun Control rhetoric”

The Government’s gun control rhetoric is confiscating guns from law abiding citizens. Street thugs and government officials can have all the guns they want.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 8:41:56 AM PST by detective
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To: 4Liberty

It’s not about GUN control, it’s about PEOPLE control.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 8:42:18 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: 4Liberty

You would think they would insist on all of common sense safety measures for their firearm collections that have been touted recently, like Non detachable magazines, 7 round limits, heavy trigger pulls, obtrusive & cumbersome saftey mechanisms, micro stamping, etc.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 8:46:03 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: mountainlion

We dropped our po box in teeny town with no street delivery over a year ago and get free street delivery at our place of business in the next town over. There are no rules or laws about having to receive your mail at your place of residence.

Problem solved.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 8:47:49 AM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: 4Liberty

On second thought, let them take Joe Biden’s advice and just send o couple of shotgun blasts into the air whenever trouble arrives.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 8:49:08 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: detective

My point was—the New American is not exactly the main stream media.
Your gov site of course carries a bit more weight.

So where is the MSM in this? Are they tasked with ferreting out national news?


19 posted on 02/15/2014 8:50:22 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

“where is the MSM in this? Are they tasked with ferreting out national news?”

If you are waiting for honest information from the MSM you might have a very long wait.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 8:53:44 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

UH OH!

I don’t have that long to wait—LOL! Maybe it will happen in my grandchildren’s life times……..


21 posted on 02/15/2014 8:57:22 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: detective

“And DHS and the USPS are only the beginning. What of similar military-like acquisition of ammo made by other federal departments? For example:

In 2010, the Department of Education solicited for the purchase of:

twenty-seven (27) REMINGTON BRAND MODEL 870 POLICE 12/14P MOD GRWC XS4 KXCS SF. RAMAC #24587 GAUGE: 12 BARREL: 14” - PARKERIZED CHOKE: MODIFIED SIGHTS: GHOST RING REAR WILSON COMBAT; FRONT - XS CONTOUR BEAD SIGHT STOCK: KNOXX REDUCE RECOIL ADJUSTABLE STOCK FORE-END: SPEEDFEED SPORT-SOLID - 14” LOP are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.

In 2012, the Social Security Administration asked for 174,000 “.357 Duty Carry Sig 125 grain bonded JHP hollow point bullet ammunition.”

On behalf of the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has joined the crowd clamoring for ammunition, asking for 46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets for themselves.”

Why?

If true, we need to know where these stashes of ammo are at.

Mexico?

In closet at my kids school?


22 posted on 02/15/2014 9:00:42 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: right way right

So...I’ll go into a post office and the already disgruntled “worker” will shoot me if I complain about their bad service and attitude?


23 posted on 02/15/2014 9:04:44 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: right way right
“similar military-like acquisition of ammo made by other federal departments”

This is at the same time they are embarked in an organized campaign to confiscate all legal firearms from law abiding citizens.

Does anyone else see a pattern?

24 posted on 02/15/2014 9:08:02 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

Undisclosed use? what better way to ship arms and ammo than the USPS.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 9:08:11 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: detective

I’m no fan of the current business model followed by the USPS, but they have a legitimate need for ammo. The Postal Inspectors deal with some pretty nasty types, like makers and distributors of child porn for example. They have a better excuse to have ammo than the Dept. of Education. I still can’t figure out why the Dept. of Ed. needs Remington 870 shotguns...


26 posted on 02/15/2014 9:09:43 AM PST by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: W.Lee

“I still can’t figure out why the Dept. of Ed. needs Remington 870 shotguns”

Sometimes it is tough to get those little kids to come back inside after recess.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 9:12:21 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

Must be that it’s more cost effective to go postal on the taxpayers’ dime.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 9:27:28 AM PST by bgill
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To: right way right

The ammo that was supposedly for the NWS actually went to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). I followed the link in the article and noted that while the initial bid request stated it was for the NWS, the ammo and targets were actually shipped to NMFS offices (the addresses are listed in the request for bids).

If the ammo was really meant for the NWS, wouldn’t they have shipped it to NWS offices rather than NMFS offices?

It seems far more plausible to me that the Government employee entering the initial request for bids accidentally selected NWS when he/she wanted NMFS, both of which are agencies under NOAA, than a secret ammo buildup in Government agencies that have no law enforcement function.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 9:29:30 AM PST by LRM
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To: no-to-illegals

You can’t make this stuff up. Somebody, somewhere in all those czar meetings, should have said something like, “not so fast on these guys, cowboy.”


30 posted on 02/15/2014 10:36:55 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Valpal1

The nearest anyone up here gets their mail is the Post Office. They don’t deliver within 5 miles.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 11:55:51 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: no-to-illegals

Rats! You beat me to using that. :-)


32 posted on 02/15/2014 12:51:48 PM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], itÂ’s the law of the land.)
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To: detective

ya know detective, all these folks in these agencies can’t be on the same side and united ... I fully expect they will shoot each other with all these firearms and ammo laying around. Let’s face it ... government employees aren’t the brightest bulbs in the box.


33 posted on 02/15/2014 1:37:45 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: detective

tell a usps worker they’re part of a federal agency and they will deny it. dont know how many times they say they’re private.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 5:27:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"tell a usps worker they’re part of a federal agency and they will deny it. dont know how many times they say they’re private"

USPS worker is almost an oxymoron. Almost none of them are hard at work. I would call them Post Office employees.

If they are private they sure have a government work ethic and attitude. Department of Motor Vehicles, Post Office etc they all sit there with that “I could care less about you people waiting in line” attitude. They know you can't take your business elsewhere. They know they can't be fired no matter how bad they screw up.

35 posted on 02/15/2014 5:43:33 PM PST by detective
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