I have received word that some people think that simply reporting on what the federal government is doing with our money, especially when it comes to purchases of ammunition on the domestic front that is in excess of a billion rounds within six months, is somehow sensationalizing the issue. That is not my intent. My intent is to inform and in that vein two very curious organizations have also purchased substantial amounts of ammunition.
However now we are discovering the Social Security Administration is requesting ammunition. Yes that’s right, The SSA is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be distributed to forty-one locations across the country. Those locations are listed in a spreadsheet at the FBO website.
A solicitation posted by the SSA on the FedBizOpps website asks for contractors to supply 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition.”
While we can speculate all day long what in the world the SSA needs weapons and ammunition for, it is even more interesting to find that the National Weather Service is also purchasing ammunition. That’s right, the NWS put in a request for 46,000 rounds of hollow points and 500 paper targets.
Categories: Police State/Civil Liberties