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Why is the National Weather Service Buying Ammo to fight rain clouds?? Just Askin

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DMax, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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  2. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    OK: 46,000 rounds and a requested 500 targets... That's 92 rounds per target, which puts it just a few practice pulls above a qualifier? Do you not think that the National Weather Center and further more NOAA has armed security (not to include NOAA's police force).

    Even if they are not used for qualifiers, each post would have 45 rounds (approximately) for duty carry. With the required percentage within the armory...
     
  3. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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  4. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    Wow:
    Posted at 3:07 PM ET, 03/11/2010
    Education Department buying 27 shotguns

    I think your onto something here; Different departments buying different things years apart!

    From YOUR own Newspaper: The dangerous job of DOE's special agents
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/an...ry-duncan/the-dangerous-job-of-does-spec.html

    Just Saying?
     
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    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    viehmann7680 Centralia Active Member

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    I agree with what you are saying, considering most times a person has to qualify twice a year. So I get it. But what about the other side of it? 1.) These are .40 cal JHP.... You don't practice with hollow points. 2.) These are pistol rounds.... It doesn't take 92 rounds to qualify, but I guess you could include practice into it, through out the year that would be exceptable. 3.) Most places like these do not hire their own security. They get contracted out to companies. Which is my biggest point. The company supplies weapons, rounds, training.... not the buissness contracting the company. Just food for thought.
     
  7. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    My question, though, is why are we arming the National Weather Service? Why do we arm the Dept of Ed? We have a Federal police force (FBI/ATF/DEA). Why do these other departments not just pick up the phone and let the federal LE agencies do the law enforcement....
    Or am I just being silly?
     
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    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's because you pay for your own ammo and it would be more expensive to do that. For govt. agencies where taxpayers are paying for the ammo they don't care about the cost and it is probably easier to keep just one type in inventory.
     
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    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I suspect all Federal agencies have been directed to increase security as part of the "War on Terrorism".


    For those easily confused folks, my providing this information does not constitute "support and endorsement of" said policy.
     
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    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    NWS has remote weather stations, animal hazards are possible.

    Department of Education? That seems odd, unless they have a security force at their headquarters. (Although shouldn't the Federal government have a centralized security force for ALL departments?)
     
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    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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