Why Does the USDA Need Submachine Guns?

By Woody published on in News

We’re hoping the Cheaper Than Dirt! community can help us understand something: Why is the USDA soliciting the “commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W?”

USDA Cow

Submachine guns for USDA?

That’s what the Department of Agriculture asked for in a May 7 solicitation on FedBizOpps.gov. The website is described as “the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet.”

USDA Firearms Solicitation Number USDAOIGWEA-5-7-14

USDA Solicitation Number USDAOIGWEA-5-7-14

This particular solicitation, Number USDAOIGWEA-5-7-14, was posted by the Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General, specifically the Procurement Branch of the IG’s office.

The Dept. of Agriculture specified the guns needing an “ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear).”

Other specifications include: the stock should be “collapsible or folding,” the magazines should be “30 rd. capacity,” should have fittings for a sling, be light weight, and have an “oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”

We understand the IG offices have law-enforcement functions and IG agents can be or are armed, but 40-caliber submachine guns seem a little over the top to us.

Emails and phone calls to the procurement management branch have gone unanswered, so we’re looking for some insight about why the “cow cops” might need submachine guns.

What’s next: A SWAT team for the Consumer Product Safety Commission? Or the Department of Education? Uh, wait.

Let us hear what you think in the comment section.

 

 

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  • BF

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    JOE:
    Evidence of your ignorance and bigotry:
    A: You use the word “gayish”
    B: Many syntax errors, and commas don’t have spaces before them.
    C: You proved my point with your price quote. And the numbers keep going down everywhere.
    D: I can get a CCW in Orange County CA.

    Your prejudice of CA is clouding your understanding of the truth. It is not “much (allow me to add *more*) difficult to get a gun”. Same federal background checks and waiting periods. Same prices. Was in Charlotte NC a few weeks ago, and saw a DD AR for half price. Ammo prices there are the same as here. Just sayin’. We don’t have high cap clips, need a bullet button, and can’t do .50 cal (but Barrett made the .410, which performs better). That’s about the only difference. If you’re actually shooting for SPORT, those features shouldn’t matter.

    I have no need to convince you. I’ll just buy your guns and gold at a discount when your fear exasperates (anyone seen gold lately?? Down to about $1216 from a high of $1850ish).

    Here is S&W’s quarterly earnings report for August:
    http://ir.smith-wesson.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=90977&p=irol-sec&control_selectgroup=Quarterly%20Filings

    Year over year sales down over 30%
    Year over year profit down over 40%

    G-Man, I actually found your response to be thoughtful, calm, and correct. And I should stop antagonizing. I believe in guns too, I believe I am correct on the market direction, but to each their own, and the market will play itself out. Apologize for being a bit of a rabble rouser, but I truly DID find my participation in this discussion to be enlightening to the general discussion of guns, and the type of people who TYPICALLY gravitate towards them, who is in a rush to buy them right now, and where they will go in the future.

    Be safe out there.

    Signing off (and still offering at 25% of retail),
    BF

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    • Joe

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      I have found that most of the times the ones that are looking at every little grammatical error are gay people , so again you prove my point. Everyone here is simply not putting any attentionto your sick mind and G-man already explained clearly to you how this works. You are not getting no one’s gun ,because it does not work like you have in your “gayish” California fantasy mind. I think you and Beau are the same person posting with 2 different names and that you want to sound like you are several guys (trolling). I showed you that prices are different everywhere and that I can even get a lower price than you. i was in California for a year and you can get CCW by county , not in the whole state which is ridiculous ,beside the other restrictions you already mention and they keep being more ridicuous every day. Even in places in California that you can “get” a CCW, you have to prove beyond reasonable doubt that your life is in danger and you need to carry a gun. Again ridiculous like all your ramblings. G-man made a very few good points about you and you apologized to him , but you got mad at me because I use the word “gayish”. You seriously have issues. And yes, the high cap mag, bullet button and cant do .50 ,do matter even for sport. You are sick. You have a sickness that is called being a “democrat”.You are so sick that you want to compare restrictive gun grabbing and anti 2nd ammendmend California to the rest of the states that honor the Constitution. You should chek in this same log how “gayish” California wants now to ban lead bullets . now tell me that is not moronic to try to do that. And tell me that it is the norm in all other states to do this stupid and bigoted decisions. You can keep being ill and dreaming whatever you like in your own small universe but the rest of the readers here just take you by what you really are.

      http://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/traditional-ammo-ban-shortage-price-spikes/#comments

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    • joe

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      I left some typos and grammar mistakes so you can count them and have some fun. I know gayish in California could not live their lives without the autocorrect fucntion.LOL.

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    • BF

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      Another interesting social study of a confused, typo ridden rambling. Proving once again that fear, bigotry, and ignorance run your life. I’m intrigued.

      Post the IP evidence that you have that proves Beau and I are the same person. Why WOULDN’T you?? Unless you are lying or just plain dumb. Not sure which of the prior win.

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    • BF

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      And OC CA is Must Issue.

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    • joe

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      BF/Beau,.. here is a secret ,.everyone stopped listening to your ramblings in this blog long ago. You are hysterical and stupid. And no one is selling guns to you at any rate. You have to be a real moron to come here and said to everyone that our fears make you rich, and that you use your money for the democrat agenda and still pretend that you have a bussiness and people will sell to you. Enjoy your hysteria and your personality disorder. Neither I or anyone else here will keep fueling your delirium. Whatever method I use to check you out is for my own satisfaction. Enough said.

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  • BF

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    That’s funny Joe. Post a pdf of your IP address evidence to prove it. A screenshot, anything. Also would be interested in your methods. Cause see, you’re either full of it, or embarrassingly mistaken. Either way, it re-enlightens me to the level of your paranoia and intelligence. The social study continues…

    Enjoy your fear. Buying guns at 75% off when ya’ll are ready.

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  • BF

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    Is that your standard of evidence when believing Obama is a Musilm and is going to use FEMA and the UN to take over North Texas? LOL. Show me some evidence.

    The social study continues.

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