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Social Security Admin. stockpiles ammo

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Terry_Maiden, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. Terry_Maiden

    Terry_Maiden TS Member

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    Social Security Administration stockpiling ammunition.

    http://news.yahoo.com/why-does-social-security-174-000-bullets-070710918.html
     
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    The bullets are for Social Security's office of inspector general, which has about 295 agents who investigate Social Security fraud and other crimes, said Jonathan L. Lasher, the agency's assistant IG for external relations.


    The agents carry guns and make arrests — 589 last year, Lasher said. They execute search warrants and respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees and customers.


    Agents carry .357 caliber pistols, Lasher said. The bullets, which add up to about 590 per agent, are for the upcoming fiscal year. Most will be expended on the firing range.
     
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