Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets

(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 blog states that the SSA has 295 special agents who work in 66 offices across the United States. >>>

Concern expressed in some media reports about the type of ammunition ordered by the agency is unfounded, the blog states, explaining that the .357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacked hollow point pistol ammunition is “standard issue for many law enforcement agencies” and is appropriate for the work agents perform.

“Our special agents need to be armed and trained appropriately,” the blog post states. “They not only investigate allegations of Social Security fraud, but they also are called to respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees, and customers.” >>>

Prior to the blog being posted, CNSNews.com had asked the agency specific questions about its ammunition order. Although some of those questions were addressed by the information provided in the blog, the agency did not say why it needed 174,000 bullets and if that quantity was customary or had increased from previous orders.

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174,000 rounds for 295 agents, means... they’ll each have 65 full magazines, or 98 revolver loads each. That should do it for a couple days.

So let me get this straight.... first it was the Department of Homeland Security (450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow points that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage, prompting questions as to why the DHS needed such a large amount of powerful bullets merely for training purposes), then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets), and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.

Btw ... the DHS is also asking for an additional 750 million rounds more. Its also fascinating to me that all this comes after a retired U.S. Army colonel publishes an article about using the military to suppress tea party 'extremists' and Maobama tells U.S. banks to make plans for preventing collapse. To develop plans for staving off collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing that the banks could not count on government help. Just in time as the skys are to be filled with hundreds if not thousands of drones. Which brings to (my) mind 0bama's 'kill list'.

Is somebody getting nervous? Or perhaps they're just going to shoot themselves if Zippy wins re-election.