Skip to comments.The Social Security Administration Is Buying 174,000 Rounds Of High-Powered Ammunition
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
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 ...
What do they need “heavy weapons” for anyway?
That’s a head scratcher. I don’t know of any feds who still use revolvers. Anybody else know?
So they can fall into the wrong hands?
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.
Post 5 over to you! :)
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.
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.
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.
Better stock up while you can, maybe the government knows ammo will get very scarce very soon.
The 0bamaCare Death Panels !!
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.
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.
Maybe they are going to give you something other than a check some month (to control costs).
357? Revolver ammo? The fed carries revolvers?
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.
“...The *O* administration is almost better armed than our regular military...”
Not even in the same city or state, let alone same ballpark.
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?
They could be buying the .357 Sig round.
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