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Why would the National Weather Service need to purchase large quantities of powerful ammo? That’s the question many are asking after the federal agency followed in the footsteps of the Department of Homeland Security in putting out a solicitation for 46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets.
UPDATE: The Washington Post now reports, via a statement from NOAA spokesman Scott Smullen, that the original solicitation contained a “clerical error” and that the “solicitation for ammunition and targets for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement mistakenly identified NOAA’s National Weather Service as the requesting office.” This still doesn’t explain why hollow point bullets, designed to cause maximum organ damage, are needed for shooting at paper targets. Was the delivery of the bullets to the NWS a cover for them being transferred somewhere else? It’s entirely possible given the sordid history of Fast and Furious, a federal government program under which guns were sent directly to Mexican drug cartels.
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by Wide-Eyes
The NWS often shoots the moon with their forecasts.......Maybe they are going to shoot the clouds if they don't cooperate. Maybe they are afraid that people are going to start blaming them for the bad weather and need protection. Give me awhile and I can think up a lot of illogical reasons that the NWS needs bullets. Maybe the workers are going to take the bullets home as a new government benefit.
The NWS workers around here like to shoot the Sh#t around here, they need more ammo.edit on 14-8-2012 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)