174,000 rounds. That is the number of hollow point bullets the Social Security Administration purchased last week. You may be wondering what part of delivering social security checks to grandma involves hundreds of thousands of rounds of deadly ammunition. This ammo purchase resupplies the stockpiles for the federal governments too numerous to count law enforcement agencies. Agencies you never would have known existed, let alone have a need for an armed police force, are piling up ammo to enforce laws youve probably never heard of. Our government is so big and intrudes into so many areas of our lives that it requires a domestic law enforcement apparatus that consumes hundreds of thousands of rounds per year just to keep its agents firearms qualified. This ammo isnt even being used to fight crime! These ammo purchases are symptoms of a bloated government whose bureaucratic tentacles wrap themselves around nearly every decision we make.