I don't care that they are buying these rounds, what concerns me is the motivation behind it. It's a warning sign, that the **** may be about to hit the fan. Thank god I don't rally on the SSA for my income. Though I would be more than somewhat ticked if I discover that all the money I've payed in throughout my life is going to evaporate.
As for the NOAA buying ammo, it's conceivable that what essential services are interrupted, those who live near our fisheries will fight each other for access to fish-able water in order to feed themselves. When everything falls apart, most of the fatalities will be the result people fighting over what few life sustaining natural resources they can find.