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2012-08-14 Home Front: Culture Wars
National Weather Service Follows DHS In Huge Ammo Purchase
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Posted by Yosemite Sam 2012-08-14 14:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [432 views ]  Top

#1 For Obama's Weather Underground domesic army?
Posted by Chunky Phavitle5396 2012-08-14 16:27||   2012-08-14 16:27|| Front Page Top

#2 For when "climate change deniers" get to kneel at the edge of a ditch...
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-08-14 16:32||   2012-08-14 16:32|| Front Page Top

#3 ESSA... was renamed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on 1 October 1970, with the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act. Wikipedia

Infested with left wing environmental wackos.
Posted by Snakes Black3983 2012-08-14 16:39||   2012-08-14 16:39|| Front Page Top

#4 I guess you do need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows...
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-14 16:50||   2012-08-14 16:50|| Front Page Top

#5 Why is the fact that all these government agencies, that shouldn't be buying this crap and are making me really nervous about November?

Getting the feeling that teh 0ne will not leave no matter what.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-08-14 18:18||   2012-08-14 18:18|| Front Page Top

#6 tu wins the thread!
Posted by Barbara 2012-08-14 19:43||   2012-08-14 19:43|| Front Page Top

#7 Apparently it's a typo:

"Due to a clerical error in the federal business vendor process, a solicitation for ammunition and targets for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement mistakenly identified NOAA’s National Weather Service as the requesting office. The error is being fixed and will soon appear correctly in the electronic federal bidding system. The ammunition is standard issue for many law enforcement agencies and it will be used by 63 NOAA enforcement personnel in their firearms qualifications and training."
Posted by Barbara 2012-08-14 20:01||   2012-08-14 20:01|| Front Page Top

#8 It's probably never a bad idea to buy some ammo
Posted by European Conservative 2012-08-14 20:06||   2012-08-14 20:06|| Front Page Top

#9 Comes out to roughly 730 rounds a person.

So what does the emblem of NOAA Fishies Law Enforcement look like? Is it Noah doing a John Brown except with a barometer and a handgun?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-14 20:42||   2012-08-14 20:42|| Front Page Top

#10 Depends on how much many round and how often is the handgun qualification is held. Supposedly there are "111 special agents and 23 enforcement officers...the total number of OLE agents to 134."


FNOAA Fisheries sez: Agents and officers are required to have 200 rounds in his or her duty bag, and twice-a-year firearm qualification and training calls for agents to use another 500-600 rounds. In addition, firearms instructors with more than one pistol may need more rounds in a year. In 2011, the guidance was that each agent and officer would need 700 rounds per year to meet these requirements.

I leave it to the more astute and less fatigued to do the numbers.


Posted by Pappy 2012-08-14 21:23||   2012-08-14 21:23|| Front Page Top

#11 One more thing: Think 'Chinese fishing boats' and US Pacific territorial waters (not just the Left Coast and Hawaii.)
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-14 21:26||   2012-08-14 21:26|| Front Page Top

#12 730 rounds each? I can blow through that in an afternoon. That's not a lot of training.

Orion
Posted by Orion  2012-08-14 21:32||   2012-08-14 21:32|| Front Page Top

#13 Another site I trust came up with 365 each, which some around here would just call a Saturday morning; neither figure is high for a person required to know how to use firearm.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-14 22:12||   2012-08-14 22:12|| Front Page Top

#14 From the National Rifle Association website for Law Enforcement Instructor Development Schools

The following are school-specific requirements in addition to the above.

Handgun Instructor
...
the following are ALSO necessary for this school:

Back-up or off-duty firearm and equipment. May be a duty pistol or revolver. Holster may be IWB, ankle, paddle, fanny-pack, or other suitable concealed carry holster. At least one magazine pouch and 3 magazines or speedloaders are required.
Cover garment for concealed carry range exercises.
800 rounds of duty or training handgun ammunition.
400 rounds of duty or training handgun ammunition (for off-duty pistol).
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-14 23:22||   2012-08-14 23:22|| Front Page Top

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