Friday, April 26, 2013

Hmmm.... shooting pirates discourages piracy;

who could've foreseen such a thing?

Stupid.  Stupid, stupid, stupid.

The Obamites prove once again that they care more about their idiot games and sensitivities than they do about Americans' lives.

"Oh, that Pigford thing?  It really was a race-based theft scheme; sorry it took us at the NYEffingTimes a couple of years to really pay attention."

Senate and House Republicans are set to introduce a joint bill Friday that would significantly limit the amount of ammunition that federal agencies are permitted to purchase and stockpile over the next six months.

The bill, authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R., Okla.), comes as numerous lawmakers across Capitol Hill have expressed concern that certain federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are stockpiling high quantities of ammunition.
Yes, I know the arguments about it; if nothing else this is guaranteed to piss off the clowns at DHS.
Just ran across this:
Chaffetz, who chairs one of the House oversight subcommittees holding the hearing Thursday, revealed that the department currently has more than 260 million rounds in stock. He said the department bought more than 103 million rounds in 2012 and used 116 million that same year -- among roughly 70,000 agents.

Comparing that with the small-arms purchases procured by the U.S. Army, he said the DHS is churning through between 1,300 and 1,600 rounds per officer, while the U.S. Army goes through roughly 350 rounds per soldier. 

He noted that is "roughly 1,000 rounds more per person."
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who chairs the full Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he suspects rounds are being stockpiled, and then either "disposed of," passed to non-federal agencies, or shot "indiscriminately."
If Issa has or can get evidence of that, oh, that'll blow things open.

1 comment:

markm said...

If they're actually using 1600 rounds per man per year per man for marksmanship training, I'd suggest that they ought to shoot twice as much - and the Army ought to do the same, or more. But I don't expect that's what they're doing with it.