Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.
Earlier this year, the USPS posted a notice on its website, under the heading “Assorted Small Arms Ammunition,” that says: “The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register. This message is only a notification of our intent to solicit proposals.”
Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Washington-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, said: “We’re seeing a highly unusual amount of ammunition being bought by the federal agencies over a fairly short period of time. To be honest, I don’t understand why the federal government is buying so much at this time.”
Jake McGuigan, director of state affairs and government relations for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said widely reported federal ammunition purchases have sparked conspiracy-type fears among gun owners, who worry that the federal government is trying to crack down on Second Amendment rights via the back door by limiting the ammo available to owners.
It’s not just the USPS that is stocking up on ammo.
A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request for 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow-point” bullets.
Before that, it was the Department of Agriculture requesting 320,000 rounds. More recently, the Department of Homeland Security raised eyebrows with its request for 450 million rounds — at about the same time the FBI separately sought 100 million hollow-point rounds.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also requested 46,000 rounds.
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Simple. it inflates their budget expenditures while cutting back on the availability of ammo to the public.
hmm.. who do you think is shooting all those bullets? or maybe special order ammo isn’t used but is bought en masse and put on the mantel just for looking at.
boy that’s “special”. I hope the perfectly good airplane doesn’t get hurt. I hope it doesn’t break its oath and fall out of the sky like bird poop and hurt and “start” trouble.
but there is a second oath. isn’t there? and you cant move forward to super ‘special” without paying your soul for the right to kill your own.
So let’s go ahead and list all of the agencies purchasing weaponry under the Obama Administration.
The U.S. Postal Service
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Homeland Security
The National Weather Service, which supposedly is a clerical error.
The Social Security Administration
The Department of Education
I wonder if the officials heading these agencies were subject to the same litmus testing as military personnel.
Have been concerned about this for some time now. Thinking that this progressive administration clearly does not like the USA as it is presently constituted, plans to radically change the character of this Country. I am beginning to think the plans are going to promote a ‘breakup’ of the ‘United’ part of the United States of America. They are working towards a ‘Balkenization’ of the USA. Promoting disparate groups to seperate by class, by race, by religion, by language, etc.. And then setting off these seperate groups against each other, maybe even promoting a Civil War within the USA. Chaos will be widespread. So what are these Progressive (Pro-Govt.) groups going to do then. Well, they will retreat into their armed enclaves and with all that hoarded ammo, they will attempt to ride out the unrest. Clearly, they believe they can move out under the banner of Govt. to rescue the Nation, but only under their New terms. I fear the Prez and his elite ruling class actually would love to split this Country assunder. Think about it…
Well, it was either…
*Prosecute the bankers for the toxic mortgage/LIBOR scams that impoverished the world, making homeless, hungry, beggars out of all of us.
*Stop the Fed from fanning hyper-inflation (QE1, QE2, QE3, QE∞) that will result in food riots, mass starvation.
*Stop the looting, privatization of the world’s social safety net, public space, the commons, imposed “austerity” due to the toxic mortgage/LIBOR/Social Security rip-off scams.
*Punish the banking cartel’s multi-billion dollar drug-money laundering operations.
*Investigate why jobs and manufacturing are being out-sourced to China, how China came to own most US debt that financed the US war against…China> Why China (the oligarchy) is buying up US assets at fire sale prices, even as the US is threatening war against China as it threatens the US economy (national security).
*Investigate why the US government won’t move heaven and earth to stop the radiation spewing from Fukushima, poisoning the US, the northern hemisphere, and investigate the connections between the Fukushima, Stuxnet, HAARP and nuke created earthquakes.
*Investigate who was really behind 9/11, the false-flag terrorist attack that touched off the serial, never-ending wars of pillage against the nation-states of the world, creating the pretext for the massive police state edifice now threatening the freedoms of everyone.
The US government (oligarchy)…
*Ends food stamps to the poor even though there are no jobs, no social safety net, which will result in the starvation of thousands of Americans.
*Stands by while the unprosecuted banking and economic crisis destroys the ability of cities and towns to protect their own citizens, fund their police departments. Meanwhile, the Mexican drug cartesl have invaded our country.
*Confiscates the guns.
*DHS and other agencies buy billions bullets, while giving away “tanks” to US cities and towns.
*Flys soon to be weaponized drones over everywhere.
*Allows Israel, a foreign country to run US NSA spying out of Mormon (Freemason/occult) Utah.
*Pre-positions military hardware in preparation for the coming US melt-down and chaos (COG).
*Makes being elderly, homeless, jobless, disabled veteran, and hungry a crime (useless eaters).
*Buys thousands of “FEMA coffins” in anticipation of US mass starvation, Fukushima FEMA camp relocations.
To G Burton post – Wow. What about the ammo hoarding topic? Any ideas?
Me, I’m still trying to make sense of all the ammo hoarding by big Govt.
Kind of reminds me of the War Lords (tyrants) of old, They (the warlords and their courtesans) lived up there in their fort or castle on the hill. They themselves did not go out into the fields to do battle, but sent out their paid warriers to do battle against the population. The warlords had the gold stashed up in their ‘war chests’, they had all the money to buy the weapons (ammo), they had the money to buy the ‘security services’ and guards. If trouble came knocking, they just hunkered down in their enclave and sent the paid security service out to do all the killing. You know, I think History is trying to tell us something here. Tyrants are predictable I think.
Why do the weather guys need ammo? Is it to stop good weather fanatics?
Maybe, in a case where the economy crashes completely, then chaos wont be far behind. No money, no work, no gas, no transportation, no food, no electricity. Leads the population to rise up in anger against the politicians – the govt.. The govt. (ruling class) will want to hunker down in their several seperate enclaves around the Country. The hoarded ammo might be needed for their several ‘paid’ security services to be used to protect the ruling class holed up in their enclave.
Also, in case paper money becomes worthless (could happen I think), Ammo being a durable item and a usefull trade item, may be a very good investment. Perhaps the hoarded ammo is the ruling class’s safe bet. Something they can use or trade for food or services, or trade for help fleeing to a safe exile country.
The Ruling Class will ‘Own’ all these Federal Agencies. Members of the ruling class tells them Jump, and these agencies say How High.
Update on Govt. ammo purchase…. 4-17-14
I was checking out another blog post today written by a Taxi driver. The guy was musing about scary times we live in. It was a long article (if you have about 30 minutes to spare, check it out at >>> Civil War and The Pig Trap: Taxicab Depressions) This link from the Doug Ross Journal.
It has a section describing all the various govt agencies purchasing ammo and also “asking what purpose?” .
The article describes a very chilling scenerio of possibility. I take away the sense that the various govt. agencies are aware that they are numerically outnumbered by gun owning citizens at every turn, and they likely have been made aware by their leaders that should civil unrest break out, they may have to resort to using deadly force to survive. Or something like that. Its a long rambling article but contains some very thought provoking sections.