Skip to comments.Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets
Posted on 08/16/2012 5:09:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNSNews.com) The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets.
SSA posted a "Request for Quote for Ammunition" on the FedBizOps.gov website on Aug. 7. The request listed the commodity that SSA desired as ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition." The quantity listed was "174 TH."
The SSAs Office of the Inspector Generals said it posted a new blog on the agencys website, Beyond the Numbers, as we strive to be a transparent and accountable government organization for all of our stakeholders.
With those goals in mind, we thought it would be appropriate to address recent media reports regarding the organizations purchase of ammunition for our special agents duty weapons, the blog post states.
The blog states that the SSA has 295 special agents who work in 66 offices across the United States.
These investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests, the blog post states. Our investigators are similar to your State or local police officers.
They use traditional investigative techniques, and they are armed when on official duty, the blog post states.
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To hell with that nonsense. The SSA shouldn’t be arresting anyone for anything. Period. Much less thinking of shooting anyone!!
“...357 Sig ?”
Since Social Security fraud seems to be rampant, it can be said that these folks aren’t working too hard on the arresting part.
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How about buying what is on the market to raise prices beyond the means of average gun enthusiasts? Supply and demand ring a bell? Glad I load my own.
From now on.. when we say enter your social secutity number as xxx-xx-xxxx NOT xxxxxxxxx we mean it!
174,000 divided by 295 officers? How many shots have they fired in the line of duty in the last decade? The last 3 years? How many to they plan to fire in the next 4?
I guess that Death Panels are too slow for the Satanic Obamanation.
The SSA has SWAT JBTs? Why is that?
357 Sig is a spiffy cartridge.
Barack Hussein Obama II fails e-verify. The social security number he used on his latest tax returns is from Connecticut, where neither he nor his presumed parents ever lived.
If they want to use bullets so they can make arrests, I know somebody they should be arresting...
So each little department of the government can have its own little army.
If one supports the premise that they should be armed, in my opinion, this is not enough ammo. This amount only allows for one year of range time at about 55 rounds a month per gun. Not enough practice for gaining any level of proficiency.
WTF are administrative government organizations doing buying weapons and ammunition!?!! They have absolutely no business purchasing any sort of weapons or ammo whatsoever. This stinks to high hell and then some. An arms buildup may be them tipping their hand.
I’ve fired the .357 Sig, twice at a local range and was surprised by the lack of “blast” like my .40 Glock.
I thought the FBI and others had settled on 10 MM pistols...
Don't get so excited. I'm sure the SSA police will be sharing their ammunition with the Medicare SWAT teams.
Maybe we should have a couple hundred FReepers send in one of these on Baraq:
“Dont Ignore Fraud. Speak Up.
Do you suspect someone of committing fraud, waste, or abuse against Social Security? SSAs OIG Fraud Hotline takes reports of alleged, fraud, waste, and abuse.
Reporting is easy, safe, and secure. You can reach us by internet, phone, mail, or facsimile.”
“The SSA has SWAT JBTs?”
More like SSA Bunco Squad.
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