Ammunition spree?

U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase

Post Office joins other federal agencies stockpiling over two billion rounds of ammo

Kit Daniels
Infowars.com
February 5, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service is currently seeking companies that can provide “assorted small arms ammunition” in the near future.

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The U.S. Postal Service joins the long list of non-military federal agencies purchasing large amounts of ammunition.

On Jan. 31, the USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on theFederal Business Opportunities websiteasking contractors to register with USPS as potential ammunition suppliers for a variety of cartridges.

“The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition,” the notice reads, which also mentioned a deadline of Feb. 10.

The Post Office published the notice just two days after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced his proposal to remove a federal gun ban that prevents lawful concealed carry holders from carrying handguns inside post offices across the country.

Ironically the Postal Service isn’t the first non-law enforcement agency seeking firearms and ammunition.

Since 2001, the U.S. Dept. of Education has been building a massive arsenal through purchases orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The Education Dept. has spent over $80,000 so far on Glock pistols and over $17,000 on Remington shotguns.

Back in July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also purchased 72,000 rounds of .40 Smith & Wesson, following a 2012 purchase for 46,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point by the National Weather Service.

NOAA spokesperson Scott Smullen responded to concerns over the weather service purchase by stating that it was meant for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement for its bi-annual “target qualifications and training.”

That seems excessive considering that JHP ammunition is typically several times more expensive than practice rounds, which can usually be found in equivalent power loadings and thus offer similar recoil characteristics as duty rounds.

Including mass purchases by the Dept. of Homeland Security, non-military federal agencies combined have purchased an estimated amount of over two billion rounds of ammunition in the past two years.

Additionally, the U.S. Army bought almost 600,000 Soviet AK-47 magazines last fall, enough to hold nearly 18,000,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo which is not standard-issue for either the U.S. military or even NATO.

It would take a Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest cargo aircraft in the world, two trips to haul that many magazines.

A month prior, the army purchased nearly 3,000,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo, a huge amount but still only 1/6th of what the magazines purchased can hold in total.

The Feds have also spent millions on riot control measures in addition to the ammo acquisitions.

Earlier this month, Homeland Security spent over $58 million on hiring security details for just two Social Security offices in Maryland.

DHS also spent $80 million on armed guards to protect government buildings in New York and sought even more guards for federal facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

While the government gears up for civil unrest and stockpiles ammo without limit, private gun owners on the other hand are finding ammunition shelves empty at gun stores across America,including shortages of once-common cartridges such as .22 Long Rifle.

This article was posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

 

 

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  • I believe that if you looked in the basements of black churches you would find stashes of guns and ammo.I believe that they are gearing up for a battle with the whites.Now that is what I believe.

  • Just another cover to use the PO in getting the ammo for the enemy in this country. I am totally surprise there is no law enforcement to deal with this. In other words, Gods hands have been lifted away from protecting this country from the very evil ...we have seen because we have placed God on the back burner and not obey him. Too many other gods before him too.

  • this is hidden SPAM !!!!!!

  • It is my opinion that the 7.62x39mm and magazines are destined to be given to assorted militia types in various hot spots around the world.  When you're in the middle of a firefight, policing up your brass to reload it is a low priority.  An additional benefit is giving us some leverage with the people we give it to. I think that the discriminating American shooter would rather use the ballistically superior 5.56x45mm or .223 ammunition in a modern weapon.  I would prefer the 7.62x51mm but that's a personal choice.

  • That's just what the post office needs guns. A few years ago those people were shooting each other on a daily basis. 

  • Al,

    Who do you reckon will be picking up the Russian ammo?

  • MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS IS VITALLY IMPORTANT!  HERR COMRADE GESTAPO OBAMA AND HIS MARXIST MUSLIM "COMMUNIST" REGIME IS PLANNING A FALSE FLAG MAJOR DESTRUCTION IN A MAJOR US CITY SO THAT HE CAN INITIATE "MARTIAL LAW" BEFORE THE 2014 ELECTION AND IS FULLY ARMING EVERY CONVERTED "COMMUNIST" GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO FIGHT AND "KILL" MASSIVE NUMBERS OF CIVILIANS BEFORE HIS INTERNMENT CAMPS ARE FILLED WITH DISSENTERS! MY ADVICE TO MY FELLOW AMERICANS IS TO "ARM UP, LOCK AND LOAD, GET READY TO ROCK AND ROLL," BECAUSE THE GESTAPO ARE COMING AND THERE WILL BE "BLOOD IN THE STREETS!"

  • Roger.....The last part of your comment answers the question. Forget the first part!!

  • Ray....read the post here on....get your answers. All part of Husseins Marxist plan!!

  • I can understand the postal service needing a few firearms and a little ammunition in order to supply armed guards that handle and deliver sensitive or very expensive items.

    BUT, I can hardly see the postal service needing to be equipped and armed to the point that they could overthrow a small country.  That is way out of line unless the postal service is to be employed as part of Obama's private army intended to protect him and his cronies and fight a war against the American Citizens.

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