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Social Security combats bullet rumors(Just for target practice)
cnn ^ | 9/8/12

Posted on 09/08/2012 5:54:21 PM PDT by hope

CNN) -- Praise the Internet and pass the ammunition: the blogosphere is roiling with conspiracy theories over a Social Security Administration shopping list for 174,000 hollow-point bullets.

Depending on whom you believe, police who protect Social Security Administration officers are either preparing for impending financial doom by purchasing lethal ammo to put down rioting citizens, or they're just making a standard purchase of ammunition for a federal police agency.

It all began last month when the agency, which is primarily responsible for distributing benefits to the disabled and retired people, posted an announcement seeking bids for 174,000 hollow-point bullets.

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1 posted on 09/08/2012 5:54:26 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope

Hollow points for target practice?

If it’s not your money, why not?


2 posted on 09/08/2012 5:56:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: hope

Related post:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2926807/posts


3 posted on 09/08/2012 5:56:59 PM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: hope

Hollow points for target practice? Let me guess: the targets are on two legs.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 5:57:33 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: hope

I liked the comment at the end...if you’re going to buy bullets for target practice wouldn’t it be wise to get cheaper bullets...aren’t hollow points more expensive?


5 posted on 09/08/2012 5:58:17 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: hope

Maybe they want to practice shooting the wheels off of “Granny’s” wheelchair.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 5:58:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DNC convention is proof that Americans still love a good freak show.)
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To: hope

It’s OUR money, so why not use the most expensive HP ammo, instead of ball ammo? Only the best for the JBTs.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 6:00:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - the leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: hope

You don’t waste hollow points on target practice.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: hope
RIiightttt ...hollow-point "cop killer" type amo for "target practice." The Empty Chair and his evil minions must think we are all stupid.

There is one reason for hollow-point amo:

"All the better to kill you with my dear."

9 posted on 09/08/2012 6:01:42 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Correct so the real question is: WHO are the real intended “targets” for all of this “cop killer” hollow-point ammo? Looks like the American people to me.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 6:08:10 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Steely Tom

Hollow points for target practice?

If it’s not your money, why not?


It is our money...


11 posted on 09/08/2012 6:09:47 PM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: Jmouse007
There is one reason for hollow-point amo:

There is. All those weapons the CIA is selling to the Sinaloa Cartel and Syria, and Afghanistan need ammo.

12 posted on 09/08/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: hope

Well at least they weren’t Hydra-shocks (hollow points with a post and sectioned)


13 posted on 09/08/2012 6:13:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: hope

I suggest we ask for our refunds next year in equitable rounds for our own “practicing”...

If you get a refund of course...


14 posted on 09/08/2012 6:14:01 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: SkyDancer

Looking at the Hydro-shok’s I have loaded...hehehe

To the IRS I say:

“neener neener neeeeeeneerrrrr...”


15 posted on 09/08/2012 6:16:29 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
You don’t waste hollow points on target practice.

You do if you are stupid flush with cash. I once went through 50 rounds of Black Talon(s) at the range for my primary carry. Practice with what you shoot was the theory.

I also had an AR-50 back in those days and could afford the $5 per trigger pull.

Today, in this economy, ball ammo is good enough for paper targets. I could eat for a month on what I put downrange when I was young(er) and (more)foolish.

/johnny

16 posted on 09/08/2012 6:19:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: hope
standard issue law enforcement rounds are "Full Metal Jacket".
So what's with the hallow points?
17 posted on 09/08/2012 6:26:07 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: hope

But that’s only enough to reject 174,000 cases. ;-)


18 posted on 09/08/2012 6:26:14 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: hope

Let’s just suppose for a moment that they really do expect a nationwide conflagration with blood running in the streets, food riots, and mass mayhem. Do you really think for a second that they’d actually admit it?


19 posted on 09/08/2012 6:28:58 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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What is the past history of ammo usage for this agency? When was the last time they ordered this much ammo? Let them show the paper work to put people's minds at ease that this ammo order is routine. Have they ever ordered ammo in large quantities before? Inquiring minds want to know.
20 posted on 09/08/2012 6:39:35 PM PDT by rgboomers (This space purposely left blank)
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