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FRESH & LOCAL: Why is the USDA buying submachine guns?

On May 7, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a solicitation for the commercial acquisition of submachine guns that fire .40 Smith &Wesson cartridges.  The USDA wants the guns to have an ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or burst modes, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of a flashlight and scope, a collapsible or folding stock, a high-capacity 30-round magazine, and a sling.  They also want the submachine guns to be lightweight, and have an oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.

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