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The Social Security Administration Is Buying 174,000 Rounds Of High-Powered Ammunition
TBI ^ | 8-15-2012 | Robert Johnson

Posted on 08/15/2012 9:27:17 AM PDT by blam

The Social Security Administration Is Buying 174,000 Rounds Of High-Powered Ammunition

Robert Johnson
Aug. 15, 2012, 11:47 AM

First the DHS needed 450 million rounds of ammunition, then the NOAA requested 46,000 rounds, now we've discovered an online request at FBO.Gov calling for 174,000 rounds of ammunition for the Social Security Administration.

The request actually calls for 174K .357 hollow points that arguably have as much stopping power as any bullet out there, and hollow point to do as much damage to soft tissue as possible on top of that.

R.K. Campbel at Gun Blast mentions his experience with .357 rounds:

I observed the effect of the .357 Magnum 125 grain JHP once over the top of my own sights. The effect was gruesome. A solid hit that produced a severe blood flow AND dramatic effect from the rear, including lung tissue thrown perhaps three feet.

The 125 grain and JHP (jacketed rounds) are exactly the ones requested by the SSA and their offices of Inspector General and Office of Investigation.

The FBO has a link that lists all locations slated to receive the batches of bullets. Offices like Greensboro, NC are getting a mere 1,000 rounds while offices like Iselin, NJ are getting 10 times that number.

Alex Jones' InfoWars is quick to point out that this acquisition jibes with a DHS operation in January where the agency swarmed a Leesburg, FL social security office and posted armed guards outside the doors.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; bho44; bullets; preparedness; socialsecurity; ss; ssa
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1 posted on 08/15/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Why?


2 posted on 08/15/2012 9:30:13 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: blam

What do they need “heavy weapons” for anyway?


3 posted on 08/15/2012 9:31:38 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: blam

That’s a head scratcher. I don’t know of any feds who still use revolvers. Anybody else know?


4 posted on 08/15/2012 9:32:08 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey; Redleg Duke

Why?

So they can fall into the wrong hands?


5 posted on 08/15/2012 9:34:16 AM PDT by Lady Lucky ( 'Better than the worst' is not the same as 'good.')
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To: July4

They want to make the purchases, but not from the same account for bookkeeping reasons, and the dummies think this will keep the purchases under the radar.

What do we have will all those purchases? The *O* administration is almost better armed than our regular military and totally better armed than our state militias. Next they’ll be handing the guns and ammo out with food stamps and at the voting places. <-—sort of kidding, but not really.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 9:35:09 AM PDT by madison10 (You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality)
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To: July4

Post 5 over to you! :)


7 posted on 08/15/2012 9:35:31 AM PDT by Lady Lucky ( 'Better than the worst' is not the same as 'good.')
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To: blam

When people start showing up to collect their SS checks and they get turned away because the money is gone....I guess the Feds want to be able to punish those that don’t go away quickly.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 9:36:01 AM PDT by mad puppy (Not my first choice, but I will vote for Mitt over Obama any time.)
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To: blam

I was a social security claims rep for two years in the early 70’s. I was scratching my head trying to figure out why they would need ammo.

I just remembered they do have a small criminal investigation department. I never saw or even talked to one but they do exist.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: blam

My new bride and I went into the local SSA offices last week to file the necessary paperwork to change her name.

There was a guard in the reception area when we got there. He never got up so I didn’t get a chance to see if he was carrying. He looked like a retired postal employee.

MFO


10 posted on 08/15/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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Better stock up while you can, maybe the government knows ammo will get very scarce very soon.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by ChuteTheMall (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: blam
Social Security Administration Is Buying 174,000 Rounds Of High-Powered Ammunition

The 0bamaCare Death Panels !!

12 posted on 08/15/2012 9:37:00 AM PDT by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: blam

What the heck? What is up with all of these gov’t agencies buying ammo?

Does not give one a very warm and fuzzy feeling.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: madison10

Ok, here’s a wacky, out there thought:

Government agencies with armed agents have been buying ammo for years and years, but people just noticed that they are doing so.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Lady Lucky

Maybe they are going to give you something other than a check some month (to control costs).


15 posted on 08/15/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: blam

357? Revolver ammo? The fed carries revolvers?


16 posted on 08/15/2012 9:38:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: Uri’el-2012

Death panel indeed... This is why Charleston Eston said “from my cold dead hands”... will you take the guns and herd me to the death panel camp... that is.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: madison10; smokingfrog; Clint N. Suhks; MagUSNRET

“...The *O* administration is almost better armed than our regular military...”

Not even in the same city or state, let alone same ballpark.


18 posted on 08/15/2012 9:40:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: txmissy
What the heck? What is up with all of these gov’t agencies buying ammo?

It's the "Attention Effect"

There are a lot of government agencies with armed agents. Some are a bit odd (Social Security OIG OI) or small (NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement) but they're not new, orginated by Obama, etc.

These agencies have been buying ammo for years.

basically what happened is someone not particularly bright happened to notice government solicitations are on-line at FedBizOpps (where they have been for years) and saw the large umbrella DHS purchase and then frantically started cranking out scare articles.

So now legions of people are searching Fed Biz Opps for every ammo purchase, and then posting them all over the internet.

How hard is it to understand that just because you see a lot of similar news items over a short period on an event, it doesn't mean that that event just STARTED happening or is happening in unusual numbers at the moment?

19 posted on 08/15/2012 9:42:22 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: PowderMonkey

They could be buying the .357 Sig round.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 9:42:29 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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