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The NOAA Is Shopping For 46,000 Rounds Of Ammunition

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by snerd, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. snerd


    Apr 20, 2007
  2. USAF96815


    Apr 26, 2012
    Honolulu, HI do realize that NOAA has a LE branch and happens to be at the same address that NWS is at....don't you?

  3. You can't bring down a weather balloon with a slingshot.
  4. 46,000 rounds I hope they only have a few armed personnel and their quals require very small number of rounds.
  5. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    If they are looking for 46,000 rounds I'm sure I can spare them...what do they need and what are they paying? :supergrin:
  6. RickD

    RickD Pro-Open Curry Millennium Member

    Sep 26, 1999
    NOAA is enforcing weather? :faint:

    Calling King Canute. Calling King Canute.
  7. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

    Dec 9, 2009
    I used to work for NOAA. They have 1811's that enforce fishing laws as well as some environmental stuff. There are not a lot of them but they exist.

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  8. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A
    I'm still lovin' the fact that Obama added 16,000 IRS employees and 4,000 new short shotguns... :whistling:

  9. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Hey they are gonna need people to enforce all the tax hikes come Jan. with taxaggedon. (google it).

    As for the NOAA needing all that ammo? Sure they have agents but that is overkill. Bunch of hoarders wanna drive up ammo prices and they gotta spend their leftover cash before they cut it in the next budget.
  10. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    46,000 rounds isn't that much for qualifying and practice.

    Say 1500 rounds per agent per year (assuming just handguns) and that only covers about 30 sworn personnel.

    I think my last federal agency budgeted about 3000 rounds per agent per year (but that was long guns, too).
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  11. Those climate alarmists are looking for consensus! By gosh if they can't get it with massaged data they'll get it the other way!
  12. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A

    Yup -- I think a lot of otherwise unsuspecting Americans are going to be finding out just how "rich" they actually are...

  13. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    They don't need that ammo.

    They're purchasing it for other branches of the government.

    They think if they spread the purchase around no one will notice that all the civilian agencies of the federal government are arming themselves.

    Why are they arming themselves?
    Isn't that what we have a military for?

    Who do they think is the enemy, the military or you?
  14. Chronos


    Nov 26, 2007
    Even NASA has a SWAT team -- and they'll use it against you the second you claim to have moon rocks to sell.

    There is nothing your government does that doesn't involve ammunition backing it up in some way. We should at least get used to openly facing the truth about this government we live under.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  15. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Like it or not several Federal Agencies do have some LE duties. They also have some things that probably need to be protected, so they have a dilema

    Don't do that part and then get bashed.

    Hire private security for part of it and then get bashed

    Hey, I've got it. instead of all these small Agencies with their own tiny LE divisions, we will make all the doubters real happy and have one giant Federal LE agency to do every bit of it and that way it will all be under one roof and we can all keep an eye on it it would be so much more efficient and easier to manage. It sure would cut down on the complaints about so many smaller units.
  16. Chronos


    Nov 26, 2007
    "Like it or not" should be the new official motto of the federal government.
  17. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012

    Do you know how many officers this agency has?

    Do you know what tasks they are assigned?

    Do you know anything other than it gives you an excuse to run to the store for more tinfoil?