new hit on the ammo supply?


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Constrictor
February 6, 2014, 10:52 AM
http://benswann.com/us-postal-service-preparing-for-mass-gunammuniton-buy/

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Robert
February 6, 2014, 10:57 AM
So what is that link to? When posting a link please provide at least a few sentences as to what we are clicking on.

Constrictor
February 6, 2014, 11:04 AM
the link shows the postal service is preparing mass purchase of guns and ammo.

pockets
February 6, 2014, 11:09 AM
Mass purchase of foil headgear.

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tarakian
February 6, 2014, 11:11 AM
A quick check of the FPO website shows no requests for anything from the Postal Service in the last few months. Sounds like a bunch of hogwash to me.

buck460XVR
February 6, 2014, 11:20 AM
http://static.squarespace.com/static/50578791e4b093884ee9a6db/t/511723b1e4b04c436edb4391/1360470962330/tinfoil-hat-2.jpeg

fshnfvr
February 6, 2014, 11:24 AM
I disagree. Here is a link to the FBO listing.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9e5e0575261377927341552d8c3dca97&tab=core&_cview=1

Midwest
February 6, 2014, 11:30 AM
(This is public information from a government website should not be subject to copyright restrictions.)


https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9e5e0575261377927341552d8c3dca97&tab=core&_cview=1


"Added: Jan 31, 2014 4:54 pm
The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition.

If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register at https://uspsesourcing.emptoris.com, the Postal Service's eSourcing tool. From the login page, click on the "Register Supplier Organization" hyperlink and provide all required information. Organizations are encouraged to have each participating representative registered individually. When registering, include 332992 as one of your NAICS selections.

Registered organizations will receive log-in credentials to the USPS eSourcing application. A separate electronic message will be sent notifying registrants when the event is opened and inviting them to participate in the solicitation.

Organizations may register at any time during the event; however, it is recommended prospective offerors complete their registration early.

This message is only a notification of our intent to solicit proposals.
Added: Feb 05, 2014 5:46 pm


This is a standard purchase of ammunition to meet the law enforcement needs of the United States Postal Inspection Service and Postal Police."


I do not see anything sinister here.

Constrictor
February 6, 2014, 11:32 AM
I didn't say there was anything sinister, only that this will cause the ammo shortage to deepen.

Midwest
February 6, 2014, 11:41 AM
I didn't say there was anything sinister, only that this will cause the ammo shortage to deepen.
It appears to be a solicitation to just restock their supply. They do this on a periodic basis and it is routine. It should not make a difference in regard to the shortage.

Constrictor
February 6, 2014, 11:47 AM
that's not how I take it, I take it the postal service is starting a brand new policy of having guns and ammo. Do you know if postal employees currently are allowed to carry?

Ryanxia
February 6, 2014, 11:52 AM
that's not how I take it, I take it the postal service is starting a brand new policy of having guns and ammo. Do you know if postal employees currently are allowed to carry?
I believe the post office has it's own version of a SWAT type team that they've had for some time.

M1key
February 6, 2014, 11:56 AM
"Sir, would you like some stamps or ammo today". LOL


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Constrictor
February 6, 2014, 12:00 PM
I believe the post office has it's own version of a SWAT type team that they've had for some time.
I cant find any info that the post office uses guns.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/going-postal-the-post-office-wants-ammunition-after-senators-proposal_022014

another article on the subject.

southjk
February 6, 2014, 12:03 PM
I cant find any info that the post office uses guns.

From Wikipedia:
The United States Postal Inspection Service (or USPIS) is the law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service. Its jurisdiction is defined as "crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail, the postal system or postal employees." The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees, infrastructure, and customers by enforcing the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use.
An agency with approximately 4,000 employees, 1,200 criminal investigators, an armed uniformed division with 1,000 personnel, forensic laboratories and a communications system, and with 1,000 technical and administrative support personnel, the USPIS leads and assists in numerous joint federal and state investigations.
(emphasis mine)

buck460XVR
February 6, 2014, 12:04 PM
.....never mind. Southjk beat me to it.

ConstitutionCowboy
February 6, 2014, 12:06 PM
Here's a couple of links to a couple of good cartoon about this. Look at them in order:

First cartoon (http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2014/02/05/)

Second cartoon (http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2014/02/06/)

Woody

JRH6856
February 6, 2014, 12:09 PM
I didn't say there was anything sinister, only that this will cause the ammo shortage to deepen.
Does the USPS use a lot of .22 rimfire?

627PCFan
February 6, 2014, 12:12 PM
With the Post office guys in Maryland and DC getting gunned down on their routes, maybe its a good thing.

silicosys4
February 6, 2014, 12:17 PM
Nobody here has seen a nice, vintage U.S. postal service revolver? The postal service has been armed for literally decades. People used to send a lot of cash through the mail, and postal carriers were target for robbery. Its probably not nearly as common as it once was, but the post office does have armed employees.
Here is a link with a little more info.
http://smith-wessonforum.com/lounge/65640-us-post-office-holster.html

alsaqr
February 6, 2014, 01:47 PM
It's tinfoil hat stuff.

Get your tinfoil hat and other protective gear here:

http://www.lessemf.com/personal.html

Sam1911
February 6, 2014, 01:54 PM
Various postal employees have been armed for ... maybe forever?

I know that often the ones on the trains carrying mail cars were armed, going back to the 19th century.

They aren't arming the mailmen or the desk clerks at your local post office. Not gonna be a big rush on ammo 'cause of this.

JRH6856
February 6, 2014, 01:55 PM
It's tinfoil hat stuff.

Get your tinfoil hat and other protective gear here:

http://www.lessemf.com/personal.html
I like the Brain Coat. Looks like a medieval arming cap. With a steel helm it would be double protection.

mrvco
February 6, 2014, 01:56 PM
Does the USPS use a lot of .22 rimfire?

No, their employees have typically retired before they develop a chronic addiction to rimfire :p

Caliper_RWVA
February 6, 2014, 04:19 PM
They aren't arming the mailmen or the desk clerks at your local post office. Not gonna be a big rush on ammo 'cause of this.

I'd also suspect that this is probably an annual sort of purchase for training & etc.

American Rifleman had an article recently that showed Government ammo purchases actually down slightly over the past several years. Bigger cause for the shortage is likely new shooters and panic/stockpiling.

Sam1911
February 6, 2014, 06:35 PM
Ok, let's call this done. And add the URL quoted in the original post to the list of "Infowars" type peddlers of drivel.

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