13--Ammunition and Shooting Targets
Solicitation Number: DG-1330-12-RQ-1028Agency: Department of CommerceOffice: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)Location: National Weather Service
The National Weather Service needs ammo and targets? In total, some 46,000 rounds of .40 S&W hollowpoints and frangible rounds are being ordered for locations in MA, ME, NJ, and FL. Now, try as I may, I can't see any scenario where the National Weather Service needs that much ammunition. Is our new response to hurricanes and snowstorms to shoot at the weather front?
Something's going on here, and while I don't think this is the FEMA concentration camps I can't help but wonder if it's got something to do with ammunition shortages. I've noticed a distinct lack of 9mm recently, and .40 S&W seemed to be back on the shelves. Now, I don't think that 46K rounds is a large enough order to make a dent in the supply, but how many other requests like this are floating around?
Most importantly, though, I'd like to see the justification for the NWS needing firearms...
That is all.