The Social Security Administration has joined other government agencies in buying huge quantities of ammunition. The government has really given no reasonable explanation for the large purchases. Just what in the heck goes on here?
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 SSA’s Office of the Inspector General’s said it posted a new blog on the agency’s 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 organization’s purchase of ammunition for our special agents’ duty weapons,” the blog post states.
The social security card administration of Kansas 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 — CNS
One can question whether the SSA even needs armed agents but the fact is they have 295. So let’s do the math . . . 174,000 rounds for 295 agents is 590 rounds per agent. That is CRAZY. It stands to reason the average SSA agent has never pulled his weapon on the job, much less fired it. So what is the government planning? Or is this just incompetence?
You may remember the candidate Obama saying in 2008 that he wanted a civilian security force just as well armed as the military. The malignant mainstream media didn’t see fit to pursue that very bizarre statement and now, a few years later, the Department of Education is armed with shotguns and virtually every agency is making these huge ammo purchases. Are we are being nudged into compliance, as with the tactics of the TSA?
Hey, Mark Knoller, Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper and friends . . . do your job. Ask Carney a question about this. He will not answer, but at least the issue will be on the record.
This is a very scary administration. . . another reason to kick them to the curb in November.