PLEASE, MR. POSTMAN – DON'T SHOOT!
After the U.S. Postal Service finalizes its purchase of "small-arms ammunition," it will be the most recent federal agency to make a large purchase of bullets for its armed agents (more numerous than the public realizes). In the last year or so, reports have emerged that the Social Security Administration ordered 174,000 hollow-point bullets, the Department of Agriculture 320,000 rounds, Homeland Security 450 million rounds, the FBI 100 million hollow-points, and even the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration called for 46,000 rounds. In May, the Department of Agriculture added an order of submachine guns and body armor.