Social Security Office Prepares For “Civil Unrest”
For days, the internet has been abuzz with news about avery peculiar purchase made by the Social Security Administration: 174,000 hollow-point bullets. What would a government agency charged with cutting checks for senior citizens need with a small arsenal?
Hollow-tipped bullets, favored by U.S. law enforcement, are designed to inflict the maximum damage on the human body because they expand on impact, ripping through flesh and organs. The Social Security Administration cites the bullet’s popularity as their reason for choosing such deadly ammunition.
The Social Security Administration has devoted a considerable amount of resources to explain why they would need hundreds of thousands of bullets, including a tersely worded blog post. They said that the reason they need bullets was for their special agents….
Currently, about 295 special agents and supervisory special agents work in 66 offices across the United States. These investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests. Our investigators are similar to your State or local police officers. They use traditional investigative techniques, and they are armed when on official duty.
The blogosphere, however, has different ideas. Infowars.com says: “It’s not outlandish to suggest that the Social Security Administration is purchasing the bullets as part of preparations for civil unrest.” The Daily Caller echoes that sentiment by suggesting that “since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.”
Others have drawn parallels between the arming of the Social Security Administration and Obamacare’s imaginary “death panels.” Perhaps one day when grandma goes to the mailbox to get her monthly check she’ll find a bullet instead.
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