U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase

On Jan. 31, the USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website asking contractors to register with USPS as potential ammunition suppliers...

On Jan. 31, the USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website asking contractors to register with USPS as potential ammunition suppliers for a variety of cartridges.

“The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition,” the notice reads, which also mentioned a deadline of Feb. 10.



The Post Office published the notice just two days after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced his proposal to remove a federal gun ban that prevents lawful concealed carry holders from carrying handguns inside post offices across the country.

Ironically the Postal Service isn’t the first non-law enforcement agency seeking firearms and ammunition.

Since 2001, the U.S. Dept. of Education has been building a massive arsenal through purchases orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The Education Dept. has spent over $80,000 so far on Glock pistols and over $17,000 on Remington shotguns.

Back in July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also purchased 72,000 rounds of .40 Smith & Wesson, following a 2012 purchase for 46,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point by the National Weather Service.

NOAA spokesperson Scott Smullen responded to concerns over the weather service purchase by stating that it was meant for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement for its bi-annual “target qualifications and training.”

That seems excessive considering that JHP ammunition is typically several times more expensive than practice rounds, which can usually be found in equivalent power loadings and thus offer similar recoil characteristics as duty rounds.

Including mass purchases by the Dept. of Homeland Security, non-military federal agencies combined have purchased an estimated amount of over two billion rounds of ammunition in the past two years.

Additionally, the U.S. Army bought almost 600,000 Soviet AK-47 magazines last fall, enough to hold nearly 18,000,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo which is not standard-issue for either the U.S. military or even NATO.

It would take a Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest cargo aircraft in the world, two trips to haul that many magazines.

A month prior, the army purchased nearly 3,000,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo, a huge amount but still only 1/6th of what the magazines purchased can hold in total.

The Feds have also spent millions on riot control measures in addition to the ammo acquisitions.

Earlier this month, Homeland Security spent over $58 million on hiring security details for just two Social Security offices in Maryland.

DHS also spent $80 million on armed guards to protect government buildings in New York and sought even more guards for federal facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

While the government gears up for civil unrest and stockpiles ammo without limit, private gun owners on the other hand are finding ammunition shelves empty at gun stores across America,including shortages of once-common cartridges such as .22 Long Rifle. source – InfoWars


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  • some people still can’t see what’s coming to America,
    if this is you then it’s already too late.

  • It’s quite obvious why all these federal agencies are doing this. Preserving our Constitution would be so much easier if the MSM would do their job and report the news and go after the truth. Do real reporting and quite being a propaganda arm of Obama.

  • I don’t believe that all this ammo and weapons have been purchased to protect us from foreign invaders. This has been done to use against us, the U.S. Citizens. The intent is to kill,not to control crowds. That’s the only reason for hollow points. Congress still sits on their hands. They’re too worried about the election. Their first priority should be their constituents and their/our Country. They need to stop kissing Obama’s a– and put him in his place because he crossed the line a long time ago.

  • The government can stockpile ammunition all they want.
    Civil unrest in response to the military firing on citizens would ruin any hold Washington has of it’s citizens trust.
    They know that. The back lash would put everyone in Washington out of work and they don’t want that.



  • USPS has 500 inspectors (USPIS) who are armed. I would imagine this isn’t the first solicitation to buy ammo for the USPS. And one commenter above said hollow points, just because there is a picture with ammo the solicitation or actually pre-solicitation doesn’t specify the type of ammo USPS wants to purchase at this time. and the article also says this has been going on since 2001 through 2 administrations. Some there may be a logical explanation others should be suspect. Bottom line is a government that arms themselves while wanting to remove that natural and constitutional right from the people, should be regarded with suspicion and caution.

  • they have to put out bids for everything they buy… If they didn’t you would never hear the end of the griping. put out the bid and you are damned,, don’t put it out and you are serving special interest… Postal inspectors carry weapons,, qualify with weapons,, and buy ammo… that’s what they do. I carry and I know the PO isn’t trying to get some clandestine list… just have to put it up for bid just like if they build a new PO… gotta bid on it.

  • as stated above 500 plus postal inspectors plus the Postal police which totals probably 3 or 4 thousand

  • Well, Dan, they probably thought the same thing in Egypt and Syria.

    Israel is growing very tired of Kerry, as he keeps batting fowls and strikes and dropping the ball. I think they are about to bench him! He’s over there speaking in German with threats, for the bullets flying his way. Sec. Kerry phone home. If OB1 is antichrist, he’s sure doing a poor job of it.

  • All I know is a yr ago I called the SS ofc and the Mgr told me this. I asked why the people in the ofc are armed as I have never seen any armed people. I had read an article saying such. What he said was, the employees have the same authority as the police. SAY WHAT?????? WHY WOULD AN OFFICE WORKER NEED A WEAPON. I said thank you and hung up.

  • The nuttery is deep in here.

  • Why is it that the post office is buying laods of ammo when they are supposedly losing ,illions of dollars per day? How can they afford this purchase? I know, the american people are actually buying it for them. REVOLUTION IS COMING SOON DEAR FRIENDS!!!!!

  • Actually the Army uses 7.62 ammo. In a machine gun. That you know we use in combat operations. Link below. Crazies…


  • NATO uses 7.62×51 the ammo in question for the AK-47 is 7.62×39 a completely different type of round. Thinking you are smarter than everyone else you make yourself look foolish.

  • Another attempt to find out where the ammo is…

  • And guess what millions of Americans are also stocking up on ammo.

  • I’ve been trying to tell people, for years, that the USPS is a law enforcement agency. Before the internet they were the only group that did anything about child-porn.

    You say it’s a private company now??? Ever heard of mercenaries?

    Still no??? Start mailing chain letters…..

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