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  •  NRA. (0+ / 0-)

    Witch hunt or not, the fact remains the admin announced the program in 2009. So it is not alleged. These guns somehow flew under the radar and the guns were used to kill MANY people. What does the DOE need riot guns for. Why does the SS need tons of ammunition. Why is HS purchasing truck loads of ammunition. Are they loading up for something or are they purchasing all this stuff as a supply monopoly in hopes that plebes won't be able to purchase this stuff. That is our tax money at work which in my view would be better suited to fixing some of our bridges etc.

    •  If you have concerns about those issues, maybe you (4+ / 0-)
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      should do some research to see if the tales you're telling are even true.

      "Democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ---'Fighting Bob' LaFollette

      by leftreborn on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:49:59 AM PST

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      •  NRA. (0+ / 0-)                                                                                                                                            why-is-homeland-security-buying-450-million-rounds-of-hollow-point-bullets                                                                               Hopefully these links will work, if not, then you can check out these stories. Just seems a waste of money and human lives when we could use the money to rebuild our infrastructure. I will finish of this with an anecdotal story. A couple of years ago my family and I went on vacation to New Jersey and had the occaision to canoe a wildlife sanctuary within the confines of the wetlands. This was in South Jersey near the southern most tip. We canoed under the Garden State Parkway and what we saw was a bridge that was just a complete mess. I was fortunate to have an engineer with us who explained that was perhaps our countries greatest secret, that our infrastructure was in sore need of updating. There are some projects going on right now, but I would say we could do more.                                                                      

        •  FYI (3+ / 0-)

          Peddling conspiracy theories about the government is highly frowned upon here.

          Meanwhile, do you even read your own links? Your link to Snopes provides the answer to “Why is the SSA buying ammunition?” and the answer is perfectly innocuous.

          Also, a link to The Blaze? Seriously? Nothing related to the ravings of Glenn Beck count as news, information, or proof of anything. Are you sure you’re at the right website?

          Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

          by Joe Bob on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:05:49 PM PST

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          •  nra (0+ / 0-)

            Yes I did read the article regarding the ssa. I will also add that at one point in time the campus at Baltimore although large, one could walk into the building. It had a large grass area where the people who worked there could picnic etc. Now it is surrounded by fencing. Still is a lot of rounds to be purchased at roughly the same time frame. Just sayin. There are guards posted in Baltimore, with fire arms, but not an army of them.  Wouldn't the money be better spent to help the disabled and retired with their benefits. Maybe some new hires to help with the work load. The point is I believe the money would be better spent elsewhere. The DOE still has purchased weaponry as well. Wouldn't you rather have that money go to a school that is in shambles, i.e. pipes still covered with asbestoes and paint peeling, as well as infestations of pests as per Baltimore area schools.

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