Lest our ex-Author Wired Sisters or current Author Jack Shifflett prove to be physical threats to it, the Social Security Administration is ready, having recently contracted to purchase 174,000 rounds of .357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point ammunition (SSA-RFQ-12-1851.pdf, p. 4). This is good ammunition, guaranteed to punch a wound channel at least 1.5 inches wide by 15 inches deep in either of these two miscreants, should they get uppity.
This is just one of the smaller purchases by one of the more unlikely agencies.
According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets [sic], mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That’s sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.
As a result of these domestic as well as military contracts which take priority over civilian purchases (including periodic hoarding purchases), standing inventory of common handgun and rifle ammunition has been sucked dry. For example, Winchester Ammunition will not be refilling many wholesalers’ orders before July, 2013 at the very earliest. My local gun range had no 9mm or .40S&W and had no idea when it would even see any. It is, of course, for this reason that many gun owners, particularly the 85%-plus who are not hunters, elect to maintain their own deep inventories of ammunition so that they will not have to skip quarters of or years between opportunities to fire their weapon.
If anyone has a good idea why President Obama has signed off on so many different agencies stockpiling so much common handgun and rifle ammunition at this particular time, let’s hear it.
H. M. Stuart