Monday, February 10, 2014

Now even the weatherman is getting armed.

Is there a reason the weathermen have to carry guns? Or is this just another example of a government agency steering off course from it's true purpose?

Back in July 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also purchased 72,000 rounds of .40 Smith & Wesson, following a 2012 purchase for 46,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point by the National Weather Service.
NOAA spokesperson Scott Smullen responded to concerns over the weather service purchase by stating that it was meant for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement for its bi-annual “target qualifications and training.”
That seems excessive considering that JHP ammunition is typically several times more expensive than practice rounds, which can usually be found in equivalent power loadings and thus offer similar recoil characteristics as duty rounds.


  1. Anonymous2/10/2014

    Not related:
    Sun times planning a huge report on inter state prostitution inspired,in part,on well
    a local incident.

  2. Bill Ayers2/11/2014

    Weathermen used to arm themselves with bombs.

    1. Anonymous2/12/2014

      Ha, good post, man.