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The Post Office Is Stockpiling Ammo

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) – a failing agency which has received billions of dollars worth of taxpayer bailouts in recent years – is arming itself. According to this solicitation, the USPS “intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition.” Yeah … so think twice before making one of its…

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) – a failing agency which has received billions of dollars worth of taxpayer bailouts in recent years – is arming itself. According to this solicitation, the USPS “intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition.”

Yeah … so think twice before making one of its employees “go postal,” mmm-kay?

The USPS purchase is part of a recent ramp-up in the federal government’s stockpiling of ammunition … although the extent of these purchases is up for debate.

For example, pro-free market website Breitbart published an exhaustively researched article last year by reporter Tom Stilson dispelling some of the common myths related to these purchases – at least as they related to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“The concerns surrounding DHS stockpiling ammunition are nothing but more fear-mongering and largely unwarranted,” Stilson wrote.

Of course that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be vigilant as it relates to the trend toward militarization at other non-law enforcement agencies.

According to Info Wars, “as the federal government grows larger, more and more federal agencies such as the Dept. of Education and NOAA are forming and arming their own ‘law enforcement divisions’ with hundreds of thousands spent on full-blown arsenals. Even the EPA has its own SWAT teams conducting raids on peaceful Americans. Expect to see more large-scale firearm and ammunition purchases by these bureaucracies as they become even more militarized.”

Again, we need to boil everything down to core functions.

There are legitimate things government should do – and enforcing laws consistent with the protection of life, liberty and property is clearly one of those things. Delivering mail, on the other hand, is not one of those things.

We don’t object to the USPS purchasing ammo, then … we object to it existing as a government-run, taxpayer-subsidized operation.

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62 comments

Why do you need mail on Sat.? February 7, 2014 at 8:14 am

They are probably just stockpiling ammo so they can shoot troublesome dogs while delivering mail.

Kind of like how SWAT teams shoot the family dog whenever they serve a warrant.

It’s all OK cause it’s the government and they know best.

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Smirks February 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

Dude, that chihuahua was coming right at him!

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Smirks February 7, 2014 at 8:26 am

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Sounds like the mailman’s gonna bust a cap in yo ass.

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Tim Johnson February 8, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Smirks, if your mailman is anything like mine, he’ll bust the cap intended for me into the ass of the guy who lives three doors down…

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indeed February 9, 2014 at 1:15 am

Or if he’s like mine, its only about a 65 pecent chance he pops a cap in you on the date he’s supposed to, if at all.

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CorruptionInColumbia February 7, 2014 at 8:38 am

There is reason to be afraid. This obscene acquisition of ammo by various Federal agencies should be disturbing to any thinking person. They are stockpiling hollow point ammo, which is not useable by our military overseas due to longstanding international treaties regarding such ammo.

I hold companies such as Speer, Federal, and their umbrella organization, ATK, in extreme contempt for the way they are filling these orders for these agencies, while throwing the civilian consumer a turd to chew on with those idiotic 20 round boxes of handgun ammo which cost as much or more than the fifty round boxes they sell to government agencies. They make good stuff, but their corporate greed and lack of principle are sickening.

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Frank Pytel February 7, 2014 at 9:29 am

Time to #TapThatKeg?

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Libtard February 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

How does that tin foil hat feel?

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CorruptionInColumbia February 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

Better than sand in your ears, nose, and mouth, that occurs as a result of burying your head in the sand.

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SparkleCity February 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Yeah, like that shortage of .22 ammo nationwide.

“Uncle Sugar” is responsible for that too

You right wing nuts are such sheeple……………………

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CorruptionInColumbia February 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

I don’t know what has become of all that .22 LR ammo, but I would not rush to discount possible government involvement. One popular theory is that a lot of the lowlife is buying it all up as soon as it hits the Wal-Mart shelves (and other places), then selling it online or a gun shows for three, four, or more, times its original price. Sorry, but I am not seeing enough evidence of that to make a dent in the mass shortage of .22 LR.

SparkleCity February 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Dumbshit lowlife buying/hoarding it is the only logical explanation.

There is not one ounce of evidence of government involvement in the shortage of .22 ammunition.

It’s hoarding pain and simple but there are so many dumbasses wanting to hang on to anything but the truth that it makes the truth moot as far as dumbasses like yourself are concerned.

CorruptionInColumbia February 10, 2014 at 7:57 am

Baaaaaa! Baaaaaaaa! Keep that head buried in the sand and hide from the truth Sheeple. The more you say it, the more true it will be….. Baaaaaaaa…

easterndumbfuckastan February 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

The CIA is sending it all to the “freedom fighters” and or drug cartels in various places in the middle east that we have no business being involved in. They aren’t bound by any treaties because they aren’t governments. The poppy fields need security once the military leaves the sandbox, because CIA heroin has to make it back to the USA and other western countries to be sold to support their less than legal activities that can’t show up on budgets.

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tomstickler February 7, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Just because FitsNews runs a stock photo of hollowpoint ammo atop this post does not mean that the USPS is soliciting such ammo, let alone “stockpiling” it.

Well, shit — let the NRA explain it to you:

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2012/federal-law-enforcement-agencies-buy-ammunition.aspx

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Aura Green February 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

OBAMA IS USING EVERY FED AGENCY HE CAN TO MAKE IT INCREASINGLY MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE US CITIZENS TO AFFORD THE AMMO. SINCE HE CAN’T TAKE OUR GUNS AT THIS POINT, HE IS TRYING TO DRY UP THE AMMO WELL. THAT’S HOW THE FU***** ROLL!

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USC Student February 7, 2014 at 9:45 am

You quoted Infowars…

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Do you like eating Cock? February 7, 2014 at 9:59 am

You go to USC…

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Libtard February 7, 2014 at 10:45 am

and you probably quote wikipedia.

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USC Student February 7, 2014 at 10:56 am

Nah, I never have to write papers.

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Torch February 7, 2014 at 9:48 am

If I had to deliver mail to some of the places they do I’d like lots of firepower.

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CorruptionInColumbia February 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

Problem is, the mail carriers who really do face danger on a regular basis will never see the ability to carry any of that ammo or a weapon with permission of the Post Office.

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SCBlueWoman February 7, 2014 at 10:13 am

This is total BS. Infowars? Really? Alex Jones the delusional? Good Lord.

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Jackie Chiles February 7, 2014 at 10:26 am

I suppose if it came from Change.org you’d be touting it as responsible reporting.

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Frank Pytel February 7, 2014 at 10:33 am

Or HufPo

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tomstickler February 7, 2014 at 11:48 pm Reply
Mike at the Beach February 8, 2014 at 12:19 am

Seriously. You should *know* that if the effing NRA is telling you to calm down about an anti-gov’t / anti-gun conspiracy, then maybe you should just calm your ass right on down. besides, Postal Inspectors actually do valid law enforcement work- interdicting terror money, dope sent through the mail, shipments of illegal weapons, smuggling, etc. Let ’em carry some rounds to go with those pistols, okay everyone?

Good Nite Irene February 9, 2014 at 1:11 am

As a former federal agent – not for the post office tho – I can tell you tone USPS agents are also the biggest single investigators of ID theft. Every federal agencies, even the zoological dept. Has 1800 series law enforcement and investgaor who enforce Title 18 USC criminal statutes that fall under the agencies purview. People can be such idiots. If this is ‘scary,’ then think about the US military ‘gasp’ their militarizing every day. Ahahahhhhhhahhhha

Mike at the Beach February 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

Right-o! I too was a fed in a previous life, and although I wasn’t a series 1800 (I was a counter-terr/intel guy, and our whole class and comp world was a different animal), I worked with standard 1800’s on cases here and there, though. Mostly FBI, unfortunately. ;-) Anyway, there are definitely some pretty strange fringe federal law enforcement outfits out there- the FDA, NOAA Fisheries, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Commerce, etc. Most of them are actually security outfits if you get right down to it. At any rate, they’re way to goofy and fragmented to ever pose a threat to the US populace, even if they did start a conspiracy. Alex Jones and crew should relax, at least on this one!

CorruptionInColumbia February 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

My faith and trust in the NRA has been steadily diminishing for quite a while now. Their steadfast support of pseudo-Pro-2A politicians such as Jake Knotts and Mikey Pitts has caused me to question their worth as a force for 2nd Amendment freedom.

Add to that, the video of Wayne LaPiere jerking off Harry Reid, and I don’t have much faith in an organization that three generations of my family, to include myself, have been members of for many years,

What? February 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

What is total BS? Are you disputing whether the PO is buying bullets or not?

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easterndumbfuckastan February 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

At this point in the game they are just as reliable as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. The mainstream media is in the pocket of the cabal and they are controlled by their handlers.

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Mike at the Beach February 8, 2014 at 4:37 am

Uh, dude, no they’re not. Argue your point on the ammo silliness, but be careful in regard to whom you hitch your ideological wagon. Alex Jones is reliably insane, but that’s about as close to reliable as homeboy gets.

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Libtard February 7, 2014 at 10:43 am

Infowars is as credible as CNN.

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Centrist View February 7, 2014 at 10:50 am

“There are legitimate things government should do – and enforcing laws consistent with the protection of life, liberty and property is clearly one of those things. Delivering mail, on the other hand, is not one of those things.”

Then call a Constitutional Convention and change this.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html
The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription
Article. I.
Section. 8.
The Congress shall have Power……
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

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Norma Scok February 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

“Even the EPA has its own SWAT teams conducting raids on peaceful Americans.”
Who? When? Where?
Name one. Just..one.

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SenseLikeChaps February 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Non-Daily Mail/Washington Times/InfoWars/Global Research/Cryptome link: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20131010/both-state-feds-probe-august-epa-task-force-raids-near-chicken

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Slartibartfast February 7, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Dear sense, thanks for the url. I had heard about this one, but could not find the link. Norma and SCBlueboy have difficulty with facts.

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Gregory Geddings February 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Pot calling the kettle black. Remember accusing me of making comments which another poster made then refusing to back off or apologize? You Big Fat 400 pound Whopper guzzling sack of rancid, worm crawling, pus infected dog turds.

Slartibartfast February 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

You’re still a lying twerp.

Gregory Geddings February 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

Prove it, fat ass…

Slartibartfast February 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

For your own sake, please seek professional help.

Gregory Geddings February 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Hey, fuckwad. You’re the one who can’t admit to making an error. No point in you seeking help as sociopathy is recognized as a non-treatable condition.

euwe max February 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

You Big Fat 400 pound Whopper guzzling sack of rancid, maggot crawling, pus-infected dog turds.

——-
ah.. stolen!

HotTangyVomit February 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm Reply
jimlewisowb February 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Damn great link, thanks for the information

Anyone who thinks the fucking cockroaches are not overrunning this country needs to read

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shifty henry February 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Folks, there is nothing to worry about. Lil’ Benito has promised to “fix it” – whatever the shit that means. Just part of his whispered aside to Putin that he “will have more flexibility” in his second term.

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shifty henry February 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

(Smirks) – Dude, that chihuahua was coming right at him!

(Shifty) – BASTARD..!! — and he was only a miniature chihuahua, poor little guy… “Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?”

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shifty henry February 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Seriously, folks, this will give an entirely new meaning to “going postal”…..

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anon. February 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

This is an end run around the 2nd ammendment by Obama. EPA regulations closed down the only lead smelter in the US. Government agencies buying up all available ammo it can. These are some of Obama’s Executive Actions. Dry up the ammo supply and firearm ownership becomes mute.

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Lenny February 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

East Penn Manufacturing ( Deka Batteries ) has a lead smelter that runs 24/7 in Lyon Station Pa. Not too sure where your info may have come from.

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SparkleCity February 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Right wingnut Sheeple shit rears its head again………..

Go back to diddleing yourself to Hannity & Glen Beck!!!!!!!

You’ll get the same effect!!!!

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euwe max February 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm Reply
soxinsc February 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 grants Congress the right to establish Post Offices, which makes it a government function.

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this wont convince the fits's February 9, 2014 at 12:59 am

“Libertrians” are still going to argue this doesn’t affect whether or not the USPS is ‘constitutionally’ brwahahaha.

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tomstickler February 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This website is close to jumping the shark with this “stockpiling ammo” crap.

Especially since becoming click-bait for Breitbart.

Pathetic!

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Slartibartfast February 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I think there is a very simple answer: The Postal Service, like every single agency which has made an obscenely large ammo purchase, is trying to reduce the amount of ammo in the hands of private citizens. It is a naïf plan that one would expect from an amateur administration. What they don’t understand is that serious arms carriers are still managing to get ammo from manufacturers for their customers. The Obamanuts will fail in this ridiculous venture as they have with ever other one they have tried.

But there is a bright side to this governmental silliness. In January of 2017, there will be a giant government ammo sale, but due to market forces, they will not recoup the price they paid.

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Ronald Reagan February 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

You’re an idiot USPS is not taxpayer funded, it hasn’t been since the ’80s. Of course, Congress still has it’s grips on it even though it takes NO MONEY from taxpayers and most unreasonable demands come from Republicans, kind of like what Repubs to here with controlling road paving. Take a look at what happened when it wanted to end Saturday deliveries and article below states no funds come from us.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/07/23/postal-service-mail-delivery-to-your-door-could-soon-end/2580645/

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euwe max February 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Stupid gets equal time.

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Buz Martin February 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Remind me not to look at the mailman sideways.

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VonMagnum May 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm

This article is FULL OF SHIT. It’s wrong on every front, but I’m sure the right-wing nut-bag conspiracy folks will eat it up (I don’t have to look at very many comments below to see that these folk will believe literally ANYTHING they’re told by propaganda masters like Rush and Glen Beck. The Post Office doesn’t receive a DIME from tax payers. It’s self-sufficient. That FACT (look it up) alone proves this article is full of crap. The only reason the Post Office is having trouble lately is because the Republicans in a lame-duck Congress back when Bush was in office slapped a flipping $5 BILLION (with a B) pre-funded healthcare payment 75 years in advance (for people that haven’t even been born yet) on it in order to make it fail. When the recession hit, they couldn’t afford to make the payments a few years later.

It doesn’t stockpile ammunition. That’s insane just like this article.

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