Ok, I’ve done some investigating into this story of the Social Security Administration’s purchase of over 174,000 rounds of .357 Sig hollow point ammunition. Representative James Lankford (OK-R) even chimed in to dispell the rumor that the ammo was in case of civil unrest in teh event of a financial collapse.
He noted that the Social Security Administration has law enforcement agents that need that ammo. There are 295 special agents across 66 offices in the country. “These investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests,” a SSA statement said.
While that may be true the statement also said the agents use these bullets for training and qualifying. That part, to the best of my knowledge, is not true. Full metal jacketed rounds are used for training and qualifications. They’re cheaper to use. Using hollow points is a waste of resources and money. Fox News noted in their report:
As for concern about the type of bullets ordered – hollow points, which expand upon impact — the statement said the type is “standard issue” and is used during “mandatory quarterly firearms qualifications and other training sessions.”
NOAA found itself scrambling to respond to a similar report this week about an order for 46,000 rounds of ammo. Though the agency initially indicated it was for the National Weather Service — leading to questions about why the National Weather Service could possibly need so many bullets — a spokesman clarified the bullets are actually meant for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement. A “clerical error” resulted in the order saying the ammo was for the weather service.
Spokesman Scott Smullen said the error’s been fixed in the bidding system. He, too, said the ammo is “standard issue” and will be used by 63 enforcement personnel at NOAA during qualifications and training sessions.
“NOAA officers and agents enforce the nation’s ocean and fishing laws to ensure a level playing field for fishermen and to protect marine species like whales, dolphins and turtles,” he said.
According to NOAA, the specialized agents are supposed to have 200 rounds in their “duty bag,” and qualification and training requires another 500-600 rounds per agent.
Again, agents do not use hollow points for training and qualification. If this all amounts to nothing, then why did Homeland Security go and classify their recent purchase of 450 million rounds of .40 S&W hollow points.
On top of all that, why did Homeland Security also go out and buy over 2700 MRAPs?
This is a combat vehicle, people! Over 2700 purchased! Why do they need that many? I can understand using them to patrol the borders and I can understand the need for gun ports during that kind of mission, but 2700? That’s far too many.
Couple all that witht he fact the Fed told the nation’s largest banks to prepare for a financial collapse and Obama’s March 16, signing of another unconstitutional executive order. The National Defense Resources Preparedness EO allows the government to confiscate your property without due process under the direction of Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security.
Do you guys see any connection here?