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National Weather Service Buys 46k Hollow Point Rounds

It’s hot here in Los Angeles right now – typically we don’t get past 85 by the beach – however, we’re in the middle of a heatwave that is threatening the very temperamental energy grid that keeps our power flowing. The forecast calls for it to cool off a bit in the next few days – no storms coming according to Accuweather. Unfortunately, the situation is quite different in Maine, Mass. and New Jersey, which, according to the National Weather Service can expect massive BULLETSTORMS in the very near future! Did I write that whole weather intro just to use the phrase “Bulletstorm” in this post? Yes. Yes I did.

In a perplexing purchase, the NWS has been documented ordering 46,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets. If you aren’t familiar with JHPs, they are a type of ammunition which are notably deadlier than a standard tipped bullet with the traditional pointed head. Hollow points have an indented tip (see image) that expands upon impact with the body, transferring more energy to the target and additionally slowing within the body. A high velocity bullet with a standard tip is far more likely to cleanly pass through the body. While one would think that a clean entry and exit would be a bad thing, it’s actually far more survivable.

I have been wracking my brain all morning trying to think of a reason that the NWS would possibly have a need for this type of high powered ammo. In scouring every department of the NWS at the organization website, in addition to reading through the training modules offered, I can see no viable reason for purchasing these bullets.

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NWS gonna "make it rain" for the MIC

Perhaps the weather service is just acting as a "bank"---they

have a budget of "x" dollars and the dollars can be used for whatever.

Instead of looking at it like the weather service is buying the bullets, what about looking at it like it's a generic government purchase to kill the rest of us.

The bullets can be used by whatever part of the gov needs/wants to.


Here is the link to the contract offer and my personal musings..


Interesting to note, a total of 46k rounds and only 500 paper targets...that would equate to 92 rounds per target.
One might consider this a frugal use of paper targets, however...
No targets are being shipped to St. Petersburg, where the bulk of the ammo is being shipped (16k rounds).
So that would equate to 60 rounds per paper target. Still to many rounds per target...
But that's not the big concern...

16k rounds being shipped to St. Petersburg and no targets. Hmmmm.
Look at a map. St. Pete is the sister city to Tampa. I live 110 mi. south. We always say Tampa/St. Pete, just as
Minnesotans say Minneapolis/St. Paul. Again, look at a map.

I find it disconcerting that the bulk of the ammo is headed to Tampa/St. Pete and no targets.
What are they going to shoot at?

Make no mistake, .40 cal. hollow point is not a sporting round. It is a body stopper.

The contract will be awarded on August 21, 2012.
Just in time for...you know.

I served in the US Army as a Ballistic Meteorologist in support of heavy artillery and Pershing Missles. We sent up
balloons, plotted altitudes, densities, zone winds and the like. We relayed the data to all relevant parties. We used
our M16's and .45's to shoot down the balloons when they were spent...NOT!!!
We had weapons because we were soldiers in the US Army.
There is absolutely no use of firearms in meteorology. Zip. Nada. None.

I suppose I'm going to have to call the fella that is scheduled to receive 16k rounds in St. Pete and ask him,
"What is the purpose and designated use regarding this procurement"?
Initiating a FOIA request may be needed I suspect...or an act of God.

Why does the NWS need ammo? It is obvious that they already have weapons, why would one need ammo if they
did not already have weapons. So the NWS has weapons and ammo designed primarily to stop a human body.

I'll tell you why the NWS needs weapons.
To continue the promulgation of the totalitarian state.
Ofudgecake in the Oval Office is arming every agency he can. Like a...private...civilian...army...as large as...and as
well funded as...the Pentagon. Just like he said he would.

Are we to expect Ron Paul to single handedly save our Republic?
Should we hinge our future on the outcome of the election?
Will our efforts cease if Ron Paul does not become President?
Dr. Paul has made it clear, We the People are the solution.

Without regard to the election, we had all best stand strong and continue the r3VOLution forever.
For if we falter we shall surely witness the rapid demise of Freedom and Liberty at home and throughout the world.

We are all in this together, and Together we're Heavy.
Stay Heavy.

In Liberty.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Maybe they plan to shoot holes in clouds so it rains?

Or prepping for civil unrest as an arm of the Establishment that is not bound by an oath to protect citizens like the military.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Hollow Point Rounds can actually be safer.

Because there is less of a likelihood that innocent people are hurt in a shooting. Like you said hollow points expand and therefore do not continue through a target.

If you hit your target, then the bullet will not then hit an innocent person behind them. Moreover, if a hollow point hits a wall it will expand an not continue through the wall and hit an innocent on the other side.

BTW, you are right about them being more deadly to the target.

That's good...

But still doesn't answer why our nation's crack-team of meteorologists needs them! On the bright side, with the bullets slowed down, they can only take out one of us at a time when the next blizzard hits and the NWS declares war on humanity.

The "Weathermen" used bombs in the Sixties

New weapons for a new decade of terrorists.

The weathermen have had it

They've been told one too many times that they are never right....NO MORE!

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

Al Roker

Now we know why he got the lap band. Can't go around capping fools when you are 300lbs