First, DHS, The Weather Arms — Now SS Admin “Goes Rambo”

So you REALLY believe you are not living in a Progressive version of some NAZI police State, do you?  Then please explain why these stories keep coming out on a regular basis:

Social Security Administration Requests Massive Amounts of .357 Ammo — But Why?

First the Department of Homeland Security ordered 450 million rounds of ammunition, then the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) submitted an order for 46,000 rounds of high powered ammo, and now Business Insider reportsthat the Social Security Administration is asking to purchase 174,000 rounds of .357 hollow point bullets.

This type of ammunition is arguably one of the more powerful available. R.K. Campbell at Gun Blast describes his experience with the .357 ammo:

“I observed the effect of the .357 Magnum 125 grain JHP once over the top of my own sights. The effect was gruesome.  A solid hit that produced a severe blood flow AND dramatic effect from the rear, including lung tissue thrown perhaps three feet.”

The purchase request from SSA was discovered at FBO.gov. What the agency plans on doing with these bullets is still unclear at this point, but the move has set the internet ablaze with speculation.

Business Insider has more details on the story:

The 125 grain and JHP (jacketed rounds) are exactly the ones requested by the SSA and their offices of Inspector General and Office of Investigation.

The FBO has a link that lists all locations slated to receive the batches of bullets. Offices like Greensboro, NC are getting a mere 1,000 rounds while offices like Iselin, NJ are getting 10 times that number.

Alex Jones’ InfoWars is quick to point out that this acquisition jibes with a DHS operation in January where the agency swarmed a Leesburg, FL social security office and posted armed guards outside the doors.

How do you suppose the Left would have reacted had this arming of every federal agency with high powered weapons, ammo and drones had happened under Bush?

So why are they quiet now?  Because the silence from their side isn’t deafening — it’s telling!

2 thoughts on “First, DHS, The Weather Arms — Now SS Admin “Goes Rambo”

  1. As a avid shooter, I’ve enjoyed shooting everything from the .22 short, to the .458win.mag. with the exception of the .357 mag. The “crack” from the velocity cuts right through my ear muffs that I wear with my .44 mag!

    As to why these agencies would need such rounds…
    As a commercial electrician I have worked in several Federal buildings. All new Federal buildings are now built like fortresses!
    Back up power generation is sized to suffer more that 50% failure of the on site generated power BEFORE load shed begins!
    The buildings themselves are engineered to withstand blasts that make you think we are building them in Iraq!
    Everytime I see one, I wonder “What do they know, that we don’t?”

    • Agreed. I’ve seen them on the local AF Base. One needs to wonder why such construction is necessary unless they are planning for something more than normal service in a peace-time America.

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