Social Security Admin to Purchase 174,000 Hollow Point Bullets

Published on Jul 3, 2012 by


CNSNews reports that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets and explained why it was doing so on a blog posting on the agency’s “Beyond the Numbers” website. 

According to CNSNews:
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.’
According to CNSNews, the SSA explained the bullets were for its special agents, and 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, noting that the “investigators are similar to your State or local police officers” and “use traditional investigative techniques, and they are armed when on official duty.”
The blog posting also notes that the bullets were “standard issue for many law enforcement agencies” and  SSA agents need to be properly armed because 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.”

According to CNSNews, the agency did not answer its question about “why it needed 174,000 bullets and if that quantity was customary or had increased from previous orders.”

Social Security Administration To Purchase 174 Thousand Rounds Of Hollow Point Bullets

Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

UPDATE: DHS Now Covering Up Ammo Purchases?

First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 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.
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.”
An online ammunition retailer describes the bullets as suitable “for peak performance rivaling and sometimes surpassing handloads in many guns,” noting that the ammo is “a great personal defense bullet.”
The synopsis to the solicitation adds that the ammunition is to be shipped to 41 locations within 60 days of purchase. A separate spreadsheet lists those locations, which include the Social Security headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland as well as major cities across the country including Los Angeles, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Seattle.
Hollow point bullets are designed to expand as they enter the body, causing maximum damage by tearing apart internal organs.



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