Sig gets Army contract

Sig gets Army contract

Submitter's Note: If I read this right, the US Material Command is providing more than 55,000 Sig Sauer handguns to the entire Columbian National Police Force - at OUR expense. Is it any wonder that many guns in Mexico, Central and South America can be traced back to the USA?

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 7:57 AM

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are we, the taxpayers, funding weapons for the Columbia national police force?

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 8:11 AM

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That's probably part of the Counter narcotics and military aid money we have provided.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 8:14 AM

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if that is the case, shouldn't that money be from the state department, and not the U.S. Army?

I am ignorant to where the monies come from for the police action on drugs.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 8:30 AM

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I don't know where the scribe got their facts. I don't know how that money was allotted, what department etc. However, in this case it would appear the contract is let by the responsible military department that will manage the contract and transfer the arms. It saves money, we control the money, receive the product then provide it. I think thats how we know where th $$ went.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 9:54 AM

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thanks charley

it makes sense what your typed.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:27 AM

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This isn't a surprise

If you guys could see all the Glock 19s and Federal ammo we have provided to the Iraqi police, you'd shit a brick. Especially considering the number that come up missing or wind up in the hands of insurgents.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 9:06 AM

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I think this was part of the normal Foreign Military Sales process. I don't have a clue as to what they did in Iraq.

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