WASHINGTON, February 5, 2014– On January 31, 2014 the United States Postal Service (USPS) posted a solicitation to purchase “assorted small arms ammunition” on the federal government’s federal business opportunities website (FBO.gov). The solicitation is structured to begin a bidding process for the purchase of guns and ammunition.
The USPS has been posting $1-5 billion quarterly losses for years. In fiscal year (FY) 2012 alone the USPS lost a record $15.9 Billion. At it’s current rate of spending, the USPS is projected to hit $45 Billion in debt within the next three years.
Regardless of this debt, and the national debt at $17.3 Trillion, the US Government has been purchasing firearms and ammunition off of the market at an alarming rate.
Multiple federal agencies have recently bought billions of dollars worth of firearms and ammunition. These agencies include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the IRS, the Social Security Administration, and more.
The intended purpose for these firearms and ammunition is currently unknown. Conspiracies have flooded the internet, and multiple members of Congress have questioned the purchases without receiving straight answers.
Congressman Huelskamp (R- Kans) has questioned DHS officials multiple times concerning the ammunition purchases and has yet to receive a serious answer (Video Above).
It is likely that the Obama administration is attempting to put a squeeze on the supply of firearms and ammunition in the market in an attempt to manipulate prices. Some believe the administration’s actions are of more insidious intentions.