AFRAID OF MAD COWS? USDA Demands Submachine Guns

Yes, the farm and food police have put out a solicitation for .40 S&W submachine guns:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe [sic] or folding, magazine – 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.  NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENT EXISTS.  All responsible and/or interested sources may submit their company name, point of contact, and telephone.  If received timely, shall be considered by the agency for contact to determine weapon suitability.

Obviously, the Department of Agriculture is in greater need of a spellchecker than they are SMGs, but they will no doubt attempt to justify their purchase of military hardware by explaining that they conduct criminal investigations and may need to do armed raids.

This is part of a trend to arm every branch of federal government, whether the individual agency has a legitimate need for a paramilitary force or not.

Possible USDA training target?

Possible USDA training target?

Lunch-ladies, farmers, and chicken-pluckers of the world, consider investing in body armor.

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