This is a discussion on Department of Energy Standard Targets within the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; I understand the need to have a standard man sized target for law enforcement, military, para-military. I can even see where the roles of some ...
I understand the need to have a standard man sized target for law enforcement, military, para-military. I can even see where the roles of some of these agencies (Coast Guard vs Highway Patrol) may need different target standards and have their own version. But...
While shooting at Ben Avery the other week, I noticed I was using a DOE Standard Target. Immediately I assumed Department of Energy, but I kept trying to rationalize that back to something else.
Department of Enforcement?
Department of Espionage?
Department of........ Someone help me, I'm running out of answers.
So I asked and sure enough it is the Department of Energy. Does it bother me that the DOE has their own standard target? Yes - a little. Does the DOE NEED a target? Protection of nuclear power plants was the answer, and I'm OK with that, but do they NEED a target of their own? Do they shoot that much? Couldn't they buy off of the FBI or DOD contract and get those targets too?
It just seems wasteful to me as well as a little creepy that they have their own target. Kinda like if you found out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had their own target.
Is the DOE target any better than the rest?
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Once we as a society lose that affinity we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.
I know about the Canberras but I don't remember the B-47s, and of course the RB-36s.
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Has it not been the trend to turn ever Government agency into it's own military Unit, then bring them all together under the DHS ?
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After reading this Obama said I am on it.
This has been rampant in the Federal government. Arming to the teeth with the EPA, Education, and so on. I will wear the tin hat and comment that it would appear that the executive branch at the consent of Congress wants to be able to dominate any situation it chooses. Departments will compete for larger training budgets so more shows of force (pushing average Joes around) in a high profile way to show we can shoot mothers with infants in their arms (Ruby Ridge) or roast entire church congregations while alive ( Branch Dividians in Waco) if you do not genuflect at the Alter of your Federal Overlords. More frequent and more egregious instances will result from each department wanting to top the other as to gain stature and importance. Kind of the way the different branches of the Third Reich competed for Hitler's Favor.
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