Originally posted by SrWingCommander
Originally posted by texasgirl
There is another article in that same link I just happened to click on that says Homeland Security is getting prepared to announce martial law. I wonder if this is connected? I read most of that article and it said witnesses claimed they saw Russian troops in the forests of some Colorado cities starting fires, including Colorado Springs. Remember the massive fire there last month?
Where was that link.......I thought the Russian's went home months ago.....sounds like psycho nut drivel, but who knows.
Originally posted by seeker1963
reply to post by Daedal
It is becoming apparent that they are drying up the supplies! I have talked to several people who have said that a lot of different ammo seems to be on back order! Could be a back door to gun control by create a shortage of ammo. After all, a gun with out bullets is just a club.....
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Didn't you know you can shoot hurricanes to change their path?
You just have to shoot them a lot. A whole lot.
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Originally posted by Frogs
Evidently NOAA has a law enforcement branch. Who knew?!
Within the U.S. government, the title of 'special agent' is used to describe any federal general or criminal investigator in the GS-1801,1810,1811 or FS-2501 job series as so titled according to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) handbook. Agents are typically educated at least as far as the undergraduate level. Such persons are usually armed and have the power to arrest and conduct investigations into the violation of federal laws.
 Federal agencies
Most federal agencies have some type of special agent, including the following:
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Commerce (USDOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Office of Export Enforcement (OEE)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI)
Department of Education (ED)
United States Department of Labor (DOL-OIG) –
Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations
United States Office of Personnel Management
Federal Investigative Services Division (OPM-FISD)
Department of State
U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) (FS-2501)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Department of the Treasury
IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID)
United States Mint Police
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
Postal Service (USPS)
United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS—not an Inspector General)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
All 64 federal Offices of Inspector General (OIG)
Read more en.wikipedia.org...
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
reply to post by Golf66
Here ya go!
NOAA: Office of Law Enforcement
Though, I think most of this could be consolidated because it is yet more overlap in Government Bureaucracy.
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
reply to post by Daedal
Is this normal for the weather service to train their employees to carry arms or target practice as the purchase suggests?
Make sense to me...I wouldn't suggest trying to arrest smugglers with a squirt gun
Can NOAA special agents and enforcement officers carry firearms and make arrests like state conservation officers? Why do fisheries agents carry guns?
NOAA’s special agents and enforcement officers are federal law enforcement officers that are specialized in investigating crimes involving the poaching, smuggling, and illegal trafficking of marine resources. In the performance of their duties, our agents and officers also detect and uncover other federal crimes. OLE agents and officers carry their issued firearms at all times while on duty, as carrying firearms is an essential function of an agent’s and officer’s job; indeed, it is a condition of employment. The authority for OLE agents and officers to bear firearms is contained in Title 16 U.S.C. 3375(b). OLE agents and officers carrying a weapon during the work day is no different than any other federal law enforcement officer.
Originally posted by wardk28
I was in the meteorology field in the Navy and I am sitting here trying to think of one good reason why meteorologists would need ammo. Unless they blew a forecast for an extremely rough crowd, I'm at a complete loss.
Originally posted by fah0436
reply to post by Frogs
Here is a Google street view of the NOAA facility in St. Pete.
You can clearly see the logo on the front of the building.
But notice the "For Lease" sign at the bottom.
The ammo might wind up in the new leasers hands - right ????
I live VERY close to that facility.
If anyone wants more data on it, just ask!
I probably should stop by there to see if the lease sign is still there. So hard to remember that all google data is dated and not real time.
edit on 8/14/2012 by fah0436 because: Added last paragraph