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“Why are so Many Non - Law Enforcement Agencies Seeking Firearms and Ammunition?”
by NewsMax   
February 8th, 2014

The United States Postal Service has released an acquisition notice for ammunition manufacturing contracts. The posting first appeared on the U.S. government’s official contractor registration website on January 31th, leaving concerned Americans wondering why yet another non-law enforcement government agency is stockpiling ammo.

According to FBO.gov, the United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. They are requesting that organizations wishing to participate register with the site to receive further information regarding proposals. 

The USPS published the request two days after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his plan to remove gun bans preventing law abiding concealed carry permit holders from carrying handguns inside post offices. The Republican Senator’s legislation appears to be gaining much support and momentum. 

Some believe that Paul’s pro-gun legislation may have led to the post offices request as part of what some consider an arms race between the U.S. Government and its constitutionally minded citizens. 

Many government agencies have been purchasing ammo over the past year, including the 2 billion rounds obtained by the Department of Homeland Security. Though the postal service is the latest example, there have been many federal non-law enforcement agencies placing orders for weapons and ammo. 

Shockingly, the Department of Education has spent well over $80,000 on Glock pistols and $17,000 on Remington pump shotguns. Many wonder why the Department of Education would need such an order. 

The Dept. of Education explains that the Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the Dept. of Education and is responsible for detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. The OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms. 

Surprisingly enough, the Office of Inspector General has conducted multiple SWAT like raids on criminal investigations related to student loans, however they suggest it is never due to late or defaulted payments. 

Recently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration purchased 72,000 Smith & Wesson .40 handgun rounds while the National Weather Service acquired 46,000 hollow point rounds.

When asked about the recent purchases, NOAA spokesman Scott Smullen claimed that the Weather Service purchase was for the Fisheries Law Enforcement Office’s target qualifications and training courses. However, his response met heavy opposition when concerned citizens pointed out that hollow point self-defense rounds are not used for target practice. The cost of a self-defense hollow point round is nearly double that of a standard ball-type target round.

Amongst the massive bulk ammo purchases by non-law enforcement agencies, our Military is suffering as much as the recreational gun owner. The U.S. Military, to include the National Guard, relies heavily on commercial ammo manufactures to support their demands. 

Unfortunately, many active duty and National Guard units have fore gone their annual weapons qualifications in light of ammo shortages and budget cuts. The military has now relied on its Engagement Skill Trainer (EST), which is basically a large interactive projector screen that allows for simulated range and marksmanship training using pneumatic or air powered weapons to create realistic recoil. 

Military officials are concerned that deploying troops without the proper range time and training could drastically affect the readiness of combat troops in areas such as Afghanistan.

The massive purchases have even caused shortages in smaller, less popular ammunitions such as .22 LR, traditionally used for small game and varmint hunting. As demands continue to dwarf the supply, consumers are seeking the next available caliber, some going as far as .17 HMR, which is similar to the dimensions of the common BB gun.

Even when ammunitions become available, retailers will often limit buyers to one or two boxes per person. Many gun owners have taken to reloading their own cartridges; however the Environmental Protection Agency has shut down the last of the smelting factories in the country, leaving some gun owners wondering if this too might be a way to keep ammo out of their hands. 

The USPS deadline for ammunition contract proposals is February 10th and media sources will soon learn which company will be supplying the ammunition and how much is to be purchased. Concerned citizens will also be keeping a close eye on which non-law enforcement agency will be next in line for massive ammo purchases. 
Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/February07/071.html#hD0AmVLO8chVeUsE.99

The United States Postal Service has released an acquisition notice for ammunition manufacturing contracts. The posting first appeared on the U.S. government’s official contractor registration website on January 31th, leaving concerned Americans wondering why yet another non-law enforcement government agency is stockpiling ammo.

According to FBO.gov, the United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. They are requesting that organizations wishing to participate register with the site to receive further information regarding proposals. 

The USPS published the request two days after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his plan to remove gun bans preventing law abiding concealed carry permit holders from carrying handguns inside post offices. The Republican Senator’s legislation appears to be gaining much support and momentum. 

Some believe that Paul’s pro-gun legislation may have led to the post offices request as part of what some consider an arms race between the U.S. Government and its constitutionally minded citizens. 

Many government agencies have been purchasing ammo over the past year, including the 2 billion rounds obtained by the Department of Homeland Security. Though the postal service is the latest example, there have been many federal non-law enforcement agencies placing orders for weapons and ammo. 

Shockingly, the Department of Education has spent well over $80,000 on Glock pistols and $17,000 on Remington pump shotguns. Many wonder why the Department of Education would need such an order. 

The Dept. of Education explains that the Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the Dept. of Education and is responsible for detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. The OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms. 

Surprisingly enough, the Office of Inspector General has conducted multiple SWAT like raids on criminal investigations related to student loans, however they suggest it is never due to late or defaulted payments. 

Recently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration purchased 72,000 Smith & Wesson .40 handgun rounds while the National Weather Service acquired 46,000 hollow point rounds.

When asked about the recent purchases, NOAA spokesman Scott Smullen claimed that the Weather Service purchase was for the Fisheries Law Enforcement Office’s target qualifications and training courses. However, his response met heavy opposition when concerned citizens pointed out that hollow point self-defense rounds are not used for target practice. The cost of a self-defense hollow point round is nearly double that of a standard ball-type target round.

Amongst the massive bulk ammo purchases by non-law enforcement agencies, our Military is suffering as much as the recreational gun owner. The U.S. Military, to include the National Guard, relies heavily on commercial ammo manufactures to support their demands. 

Unfortunately, many active duty and National Guard units have fore gone their annual weapons qualifications in light of ammo shortages and budget cuts. The military has now relied on its Engagement Skill Trainer (EST), which is basically a large interactive projector screen that allows for simulated range and marksmanship training using pneumatic or air powered weapons to create realistic recoil. 

Military officials are concerned that deploying troops without the proper range time and training could drastically affect the readiness of combat troops in areas such as Afghanistan.

The massive purchases have even caused shortages in smaller, less popular ammunitions such as .22 LR, traditionally used for small game and varmint hunting. As demands continue to dwarf the supply, consumers are seeking the next available caliber, some going as far as .17 HMR, which is similar to the dimensions of the common BB gun.

Even when ammunitions become available, retailers will often limit buyers to one or two boxes per person. Many gun owners have taken to reloading their own cartridges; however the Environmental Protection Agency has shut down the last of the smelting factories in the country, leaving some gun owners wondering if this too might be a way to keep ammo out of their hands. 

The USPS deadline for ammunition contract proposals is February 10th and media sources will soon learn which company will be supplying the ammunition and how much is to be purchased. Concerned citizens will also be keeping a close eye on which non-law enforcement agency will be next in line for massive ammo purchases. 
Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/February07/071.html#hD0AmVLO8chVeUsE.99

The United States Postal Service has released an acquisition notice for ammunition manufacturing contracts. The posting first appeared on the U.S. government’s official contractor registration website on January 31th, leaving concerned Americans wondering why yet another non-law enforcement government agency is stockpiling ammo.

According to FBO.gov, the United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. They are requesting that organizations wishing to participate register with the site to receive further information regarding proposals. 

The USPS published the request two days after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his plan to remove gun bans preventing law abiding concealed carry permit holders from carrying handguns inside post offices. The Republican Senator’s legislation appears to be gaining much support and momentum. 

Some believe that Paul’s pro-gun legislation may have led to the post offices request as part of what some consider an arms race between the U.S. Government and its constitutionally minded citizens. 

Many government agencies have been purchasing ammo over the past year, including the 2 billion rounds obtained by the Department of Homeland Security. Though the postal service is the latest example, there have been many federal non-law enforcement agencies placing orders for weapons and ammo. 

Shockingly, the Department of Education has spent well over $80,000 on Glock pistols and $17,000 on Remington pump shotguns. Many wonder why the Department of Education would need such an order. 

The Dept. of Education explains that the Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the Dept. of Education and is responsible for detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. The OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms. 

Surprisingly enough, the Office of Inspector General has conducted multiple SWAT like raids on criminal investigations related to student loans, however they suggest it is never due to late or defaulted payments. 

Recently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration purchased 72,000 Smith & Wesson .40 handgun rounds while the National Weather Service acquired 46,000 hollow point rounds.

When asked about the recent purchases, NOAA spokesman Scott Smullen claimed that the Weather Service purchase was for the Fisheries Law Enforcement Office’s target qualifications and training courses. However, his response met heavy opposition when concerned citizens pointed out that hollow point self-defense rounds are not used for target practice. The cost of a self-defense hollow point round is nearly double that of a standard ball-type target round.

Amongst the massive bulk ammo purchases by non-law enforcement agencies, our Military is suffering as much as the recreational gun owner. The U.S. Military, to include the National Guard, relies heavily on commercial ammo manufactures to support their demands. 

Unfortunately, many active duty and National Guard units have fore gone their annual weapons qualifications in light of ammo shortages and budget cuts. The military has now relied on its Engagement Skill Trainer (EST), which is basically a large interactive projector screen that allows for simulated range and marksmanship training using pneumatic or air powered weapons to create realistic recoil. 

Military officials are concerned that deploying troops without the proper range time and training could drastically affect the readiness of combat troops in areas such as Afghanistan.

The massive purchases have even caused shortages in smaller, less popular ammunitions such as .22 LR, traditionally used for small game and varmint hunting. As demands continue to dwarf the supply, consumers are seeking the next available caliber, some going as far as .17 HMR, which is similar to the dimensions of the common BB gun.

Even when ammunitions become available, retailers will often limit buyers to one or two boxes per person. Many gun owners have taken to reloading their own cartridges; however the Environmental Protection Agency has shut down the last of the smelting factories in the country, leaving some gun owners wondering if this too might be a way to keep ammo out of their hands. 

The USPS deadline for ammunition contract proposals is February 10th and media sources will soon learn which company will be supplying the ammunition and how much is to be purchased. Concerned citizens will also be keeping a close eye on which non-law enforcement agency will be next in line for massive ammo purchases. 
Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/February07/071.html#hD0AmVLO8chVeUsE.99The United States Postal Service has released an acquisition notice for ammunition manufacturing contracts. The posting first appeared on the U.S. government’s official contractor registration website on January 31th, leaving concerned Americans wondering why yet another non-law enforcement government agency is stockpiling ammo.According to FBO.gov, the United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. They are requesting that organizations wishing to participate register with the site to receive further information regarding proposals. 

The USPS published the request two days after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his plan to remove gun bans preventing law abiding concealed carry permit holders from carrying handguns inside post offices. The Republican Senator’s legislation appears to be gaining much support and momentum. 

Some believe that Paul’s pro-gun legislation may have led to the post offices request as part of what some consider an arms race between the U.S. Government and its constitutionally minded citizens. 

Many government agencies have been purchasing ammo over the past year, including the 2 billion rounds obtained by the Department of Homeland Security. Though the postal service is the latest example, there have been many federal non-law enforcement agencies placing orders for weapons and ammo. 

Shockingly, the Department of Education has spent well over $80,000 on Glock pistols and $17,000 on Remington pump shotguns. Many wonder why the Department of Education would need such an order. 

The Dept. of Education explains that the Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the Dept. of Education and is responsible for detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. The OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms. 

Surprisingly enough, the Office of Inspector General has conducted multiple SWAT like raids on criminal investigations related to student loans, however they suggest it is never due to late or defaulted payments. 

Recently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration purchased 72,000 Smith & Wesson .40 handgun rounds while the National Weather Service acquired 46,000 hollow point rounds.

When asked about the recent purchases, NOAA spokesman Scott Smullen claimed that the Weather Service purchase was for the Fisheries Law Enforcement Office’s target qualifications and training courses. However, his response met heavy opposition when concerned citizens pointed out that hollow point self-defense rounds are not used for target practice. The cost of a self-defense hollow point round is nearly double that of a standard ball-type target round.

Amongst the massive bulk ammo purchases by non-law enforcement agencies, our Military is suffering as much as the recreational gun owner. The U.S. Military, to include the National Guard, relies heavily on commercial ammo manufactures to support their demands. 

Unfortunately, many active duty and National Guard units have fore gone their annual weapons qualifications in light of ammo shortages and budget cuts. The military has now relied on its Engagement Skill Trainer (EST), which is basically a large interactive projector screen that allows for simulated range and marksmanship training using pneumatic or air powered weapons to create realistic recoil. 

Military officials are concerned that deploying troops without the proper range time and training could drastically affect the readiness of combat troops in areas such as Afghanistan.

The massive purchases have even caused shortages in smaller, less popular ammunitions such as .22 LR, traditionally used for small game and varmint hunting. As demands continue to dwarf the supply, consumers are seeking the next available caliber, some going as far as .17 HMR, which is similar to the dimensions of the common BB gun.

Even when ammunitions become available, retailers will often limit buyers to one or two boxes per person. Many gun owners have taken to reloading their own cartridges; however the Environmental Protection Agency has shut down the last of the smelting factories in the country, leaving some gun owners wondering if this too might be a way to keep ammo out of their hands. 

The USPS deadline for ammunition contract proposals is February 10th and media sources will soon learn which company will be supplying the ammunition and how much is to be purchased. Concerned citizens will also be keeping a close eye on which non-law enforcement agency will be next in line for massive ammo purchases.

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