Going Postal: The Post Office wants ammunition after Senator’s proposal

Gun shaped mailbox New Jersey
This New Jersey resident is going to need a bigger mailbox.
Gun shaped mailbox New Jersey
This New Jersey resident is going to need a bigger mailbox.

Going postal, in American English slang, means becoming extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence, and usually in a workplace environment.

In the oddest solicitation to date, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has submitted a pre-solicitation notice for ammunition to add to its inventory of government supplies.

Never, in the last ten years, has the USPS posted solicitations for ammunition of any kind via the government’s Federal Business Online website.

Other agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service have made unusually large purchases of .40 caliber S&W ammunition, and agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have made purchases of military grade weaponry that far exceeds any demonstrable need.

It can be assumed that the USPS is jumping on the lead and brass bandwagon, despite being billions of dollars in debt, and unable to pay its retirees their pensions.

Going Postal

In 1972, the USPS requested and received permission to make all US Post Offices “Gun Free Zones”, and have even claimed regulatory authority through the parking lot and even to the public sidewalk beyond. However, since that went into effect, it was not the average citizen that caused unnecessary deaths, but rather, their own past and present employees:

  • Edmond, Oklahoma in 1986
  • Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1991
  • Royal Oak, Michigan in 1991
  • Double event in 1993
  • Goleta, California, in 2006
  • Baker City, Oregon, in 2006

In total, 40 postal workers and family members have been killed by current and former employees. This is where the phrase, “going postal” came from.

With this current solicitation, speculation exists if the USPS will be manning high traffic areas now that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to the Postal Reform Bill to allow Concealed Weapon Holders to lawfully carry in Post Offices.

This pre-solicitation comes two days after Paul’s proposed the ban removal.

Going postal may now take on a whole different meaning the next time you’re at the Post Office.


Contributed by James Smith of Prepper Podcast Radio Network.

James is a father of four and grandfather to four cute little bugs. He and his wife Beautiful Gorgeous, of almost 30 years, have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 3 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. When his wife discovered he had chickens (about 2 weeks after he bought them) she nearly left him! However, his charm won her over to them, although she does not interact with them.

He is the host of The Covert Prepper Show heard on Saturday evenings. All shows can be heard and downloaded from the Prepper Podcast Radio Network.

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