Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) recently sent a letter, signed by 14 fellow Republicans, to the Department of Homeland Security asking about its large ammunition purchases.
The Department of Homeland Security has repeatedly explained that the bullet purchases are for law enforcement and training, but many on the far right believe there is a nefarious reason behind this ammo buying.
Rep. LaMalfa recently appeared on Fox News (video below) to once again suggest there is a devious conspiracy going on at the Department of Homeland Security, reports InfoWars.com.
“There is a big mistrust by many many people of their government these days and so when they ask me to check in on this, I think it is my duty as an elected official, as a representative, to get to the bottom.” said Rep. LaMalfa.
“These are just questions that we think are appropriate, need to be asked, and they come from the people across the country.
"People are wondering why, for example, is the Social Security Administration getting almost 200,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition.” Rep. LaMalfa added. “What is it about our social security checks and administration that we have guys toting hollow point around with them?”
However, the Social Security Administration addressed this question way back in August of 2012 on their website:
As we said in a recent post, our office has criminal investigators, or special agents, who are responsible for investigating violations of the laws that govern SSA’s programs. Currently, about 295 special agents and supervisory special agents work in 66 offices across the United States. These investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests.
...Our special agents need to be armed and trained appropriately. They not only investigate allegations of Social Security fraud, but they also are called to respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees, and customers.
Sources: SSA.gov and InfoWars.com