Social Security Admin Buys 174,000 Hollow Point Bullets: Border Patrol Armed With Bean Bags

The short story is the Social Security Administration (SSA) has 295 special agents working in 66 offices throughout the U.S. They have full authority to be armed. Standard issue is “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacked hollow point pistol ammunition.” These agents investigate allegations of Social Security fraud and respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees and customers…but they cannot stop sending checks to dead people or other unworthy recipients. Hollow points won’t stop the theft of my Social Security. We can feel safe though, as each agent now has almost 600 rounds of his very own.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered 46,000 rounds of hollow points, which I understand are a good piece of ammo because they expand inside the body, and do not exit, meaning that a bystander will not be hit by an exiting bullet. They are not always legal to use in war however.

Homeland Security ordered 450 MILLION rounds of assorted ammo and another 175 MILLION rounds of .233 caliber, along with a new supply of bulletproof booths for use somewhere.

Is it too much to ask for Congress to explain why we are armed to the teeth, but not through the Pentagon, and why we refuse to let our Border Guards use real bullets, rather than guns shooting bean bags. Agent Brian Terry is dead. His bean bag gun fell with him. See more about bean bag rounds here.

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  • Nolan

    We have our national weather purchasing large amounts of ammo, as well as social security. The Department of Homeland Security has now put in orders for over 1.4 billion rounds. I think our government knows something is coming, and it isn’t going to be pretty. Perhaps you should follow their lead and start purchasing rounds for yourself.

    • Yos / Si Vis Pacem

      …the NOAA order was (appropriately) for Fisheries Law Enforcement. It’s just SNAFU, though, that a legitimate purchase gets messed-up while huge, illegitimate purchases go unstopped.

  • David Lemon

    Strange.. very strange..

  • Backwoods Engineer

    Very nice juxtaposition, Maggie. Why indeed should the Social Security Administration be carrying duty arms with normal everyday ammunition, when the Border Patrol cannot carry lethal ammunition?

    Brian Terry is DEAD, and the media made a much bigger deal out of Watergate than this.

    • Maggie

      Backwoods Engineer, yes and it is discouraging that so few are really concerned enough to force answers from someone in Congress. We’ve never heard stories like this before. I’d like to know the ordering history of each of these departments beginning with the Clinton administration.

      • Bob Urmetz

        Yes we’ve heard stories … But in order to understand what is going on, we need ordering history otherwise this information is without context and thus easily excused, even if concerns are legitimate.

  • findalis

    OK so what is the bs story behind this? They are to be used against angry old Moose? The Obama Regime is definitely planning something.

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  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    Every agency in the government, including the US Weather Service are stocking up with hollow point ammunition. Who do they want to kill? People better start waking up and asking the right questions and demanding answers.

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