A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W.”
According to the solicitation, the Dept. of Agriculture wants the guns to have an “ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or 2 round [bursts] trigger group, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore group) and scope (top rear), stock collapsible or folding,” and a “30 rd. capacity” magazine.
They also want the submachine guns to have a “sling,” be “lightweight,” and have an “oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.” (source)
The question that needs to be asked is: why does the USDA need semi-automatic weapons?
According to gunssaveslives.net it could be the US Forest Service, which does fall under the USDA and has a law enforcement division, but the request does not mention the USFS, so can they be ruled out?
So again, whom are they planning to go to war with?