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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Social Security Administration Defends Ammunition Purchase

A solicitation for ammunition by the Social Security Administration has sparked dark theories on Internet sites. Social Security said it's purchasing 174,000 rounds of ammunition for its inspector general staff. Federal IGs have law enforcement authority. At Social Security, they make about 600 arrests every year. A spokesman said most of the ammunition is used at the shooting range. One conspiracy-oriented website speculated the agency was preparing for civil unrest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That dog won't hunt. If most are used at the shooting range, then why buy the most expensive hollow point rounds? Sure, that's what you keep in the gun when on the job, but if you're just going to do a couple hundred rounds at a target, you use the cheap full metal jacket round tops. The government is lying and wasting your money.