Weather Service ammo request was… clerical error.
Hell, close enough for Government work, yeh? Hat tip to Jonn Lilyea.
“We don’t need no stinkin’ ammo” says the Weather Service, according to the Washington Post
Sure. The ammo is for NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement. I’m SO relieved. Here I was concerned that the HOLLOW-POINT rounds were going into the custody of utterly incompetent buffoons. (Whew! – Ed.)
UPDATE: The Fisheries guys *do* run into bad actors. Ornery, slightly inebriated and armed fishermen happen – but the worst include drug runners and smugglers and thieves. I believe the use of .40HP’s in ‘lawr en-focement’ is appropriate. What’s that old rule? “Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.” What we have here… is a standard government-issue SNAFU. I hope.