Social Security Administration Blog: Why We Need 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets
The Social Security administration has been taking heat - also see here - after issuing notice of it’s intention to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets for its officers. Now, it’s opted to respond in a blog post here.
I guess 174,000 hollow point bullets is one way to reduce future Social Security payments. I wonder if they’ll store the hollow points in Al Gore’s “lock box,” not that it proved to be fairly secure. Next thing you know, they’ll be teaming up with Eric Holder’s DOJ and running them across the border into Mexico.
For an administration that would gladly take citizen’s firearms away if it had its way, they sure do seem pretty well armed themselves.
“Our special agents need to be armed and trained appropriately,” the blog post states. “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.”
The blog also links to another post about a fight that broke out near an SSA office in Massachusetts that required action by law enforcement officials.
“SSA is processing more applications than ever, which means more traffic in SSA office,” the blog states. “Employee and visitor safety is the highest priority for OIG, which, together with the Federal Protective Services and local law enforcement, has jurisdiction over SSA workplaces.”
Prior to the blog being posted, CNSNews.com had asked the agency specific questions about its ammunition order. Although some of those questions were addressed by the information provided in the blog, the agency did not say why it needed 174,000 bullets and if that quantity was customary or had increased from previous orders.