Federal Agencies and Ammo: Make Sure You Don’t Overlook the Important Thing

Federal agencies such as NOAA and the Social Security administration are trying to contain the excitement over their substantial ammunition purchases:

Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets.

But the agencies, most recently the Social Security Administration, are trying to put a damper on the speculation — noting the ammunition is “standard issue” and simply used for mandatory federal training sessions.

“Our special agents need to be armed and trained appropriately,” said a message on the official blog for Social Security’s inspector general office explaining the purchases.

One question everyone overlooks is this: why does every Federal agency have its own security force?  Why can’t there be a single agency to help secure the rest?  Sounds like we have a duplication of effort problem that needs to be addressed.

There’s no question that our Federal government is, in a desultory way, “locking down” for a feared insurrection.  With all the panic-mongering the left has put over the years about the intentions of their opponents, it’s little wonder someone is putting shoe-leather and funding to this.

But, as I discussed in this piece inspired by some DoD types doing the same thing, our government better keep its financial integrity in order.  For all the ammo they may have on had, if Uncle Sam misses a payroll or two–or skips “the eagle flying”–all the security provisions they have made, be they good or bad, will be to little avail.

And, sad to say, there’s no sign that things are getting better with the financial integrity of our government.

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