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#1 US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by Rev 15.04.2014 09:59

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US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases
Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 08:08 AM
By Cheryl K. Chumley


Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.

Earlier this year, the USPS posted a notice on its website, under the heading "Assorted Small Arms Ammunition," that says: "The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register. This message is only a notification of our intent to solicit proposals."

Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Washington-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, said: "We're seeing a highly unusual amount of ammunition being bought by the federal agencies over a fairly short period of time. To be honest, I don't understand why the federal government is buying so much at this time."

Jake McGuigan, director of state affairs and government relations for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said widely reported federal ammunition purchases have sparked conspiracy-type fears among gun owners, who worry that the federal government is trying to crack down on Second Amendment rights via the back door by limiting the ammo available to owners.

It's not just the USPS that is stocking up on ammo.

A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request for 174,000 rounds of ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow-point" bullets.

Before that, it was the Department of Agriculture requesting 320,000 rounds. More recently, the Department of Homeland Security raised eyebrows with its request for 450 million rounds — at about the same time the FBI separately sought 100 million hollow-point rounds.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also requested 46,000 rounds.

Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, asked: why exactly does a weather service need ammunition?

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http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/USPS-am...4/14/id/565541/

#2 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by algernonpj 15.04.2014 10:12

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"I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense," Gottlieb said. "The amount of ammunition they're buying up far exceeds their needs. It far exceeds what they'll use — they'll never use it all."


It makes a LOT of sense if you look at what is going on in Nevada.

#3 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by ThirstyMan 15.04.2014 10:47

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #2

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"I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense," Gottlieb said. "The amount of ammunition they're buying up far exceeds their needs. It far exceeds what they'll use — they'll never use it all."

It makes a LOT of sense if you look at what is going on in Nevada.



Aren't we entitled to know who is ordering these purchases and how they justify them?

#4 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by Rev 15.04.2014 11:52

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We all understand that an armed Mail Carrier is a necessity:



(In a post apocalyptic world.)

#5 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by algernonpj 15.04.2014 12:05

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Quote: Rev wrote in post #4
We all understand that an armed Mail Carrier is a necessity:



(In a post apocalyptic world.)

ROFL

That was both a good book and movie.

#6 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by algernonpj 15.04.2014 12:16

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #3
Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #2

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"I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense," Gottlieb said. "The amount of ammunition they're buying up far exceeds their needs. It far exceeds what they'll use — they'll never use it all."

It makes a LOT of sense if you look at what is going on in Nevada.


Aren't we entitled to know who is ordering these purchases and how they justify them?


All you are entitled to know is that it's for your own good

#7 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by Rev 15.04.2014 12:17

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #5
That was both a good book and movie.



They made a book out of the movie?

#8 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by algernonpj 15.04.2014 12:27

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Quote: Rev wrote in post #7
Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #5
That was both a good book and movie.



They made a book out of the movie?


They made the movie out of the 1985 book:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Postman

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/postman-...n=9780553278743

http://www.amazon.com/The-Postman-David-Brin/dp/0553278746

#9 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by Rev 15.04.2014 12:33

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Seems like a waste of time when you can just watch the movie. ;)

#10 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by algernonpj 15.04.2014 12:46

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Quote: Rev wrote in post #9
Seems like a waste of time when you can just watch the movie. ;)

You

#11 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by Frank Cannon 15.04.2014 15:28

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I am curious why the people who appropriate the money for these agencies isn't calling them in front of their committees to asking them what the deal is? Issa LOVES holding hearings.

#12 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by ThirstyMan 15.04.2014 16:02

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http://forums.abcnews.go.com/discussions...=1&nav=messages


It must be galling to ABC News to have to reference an article from Alex Jones and InfoWars. These MSM f'ers are pathetically asleep at the controls.

#13 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by Frank Cannon 15.04.2014 17:13

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #12



It must be galling to ABC News to have to reference an article from Alex Jones and InfoWars. These MSM f'ers are pathetically asleep at the controls.




You are looking at it wrong. They are not asleep at the controls because the place is empty. There have been massive lay offs at all the major news outlets over the last ten years because they lost all their revenues. There are no more reporters on the ground doing investigations anymore. Just marquee opinion writers bloviating on bullshit like MoDo and Thomas Friedman. That is why Alex Jones is scooping them.

#14 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by ThirstyMan 15.04.2014 17:43

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Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #13
Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #12



It must be galling to ABC News to have to reference an article from Alex Jones and InfoWars. These MSM f'ers are pathetically asleep at the controls.




You are looking at it wrong. They are not asleep at the controls because the place is empty. There have been massive lay offs at all the major news outlets over the last ten years because they lost all their revenues. There are no more reporters on the ground doing investigations anymore. Just marquee opinion writers bloviating on bullshit like MoDo and Thomas Friedman. That is why Alex Jones is scooping them.



interesting!

#15 RE: US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases (DRUDGE Headline) by Sanguine 15.04.2014 19:55

Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #11
I am curious why the people who appropriate the money for these agencies isn't calling them in front of their committees to asking them what the deal is? Issa LOVES holding hearings.


Good question, Frank. Why do you think that is?

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