Agencies tamp down speculation over hollow point ammo purchasesSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 22:22
Agencies tamp down speculation over hollow point ammo purchases
Published August 17, 2012FoxNews.com
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.