Against Crony Capitalism: Why Does the IRS Need Guns? Capitol_Building23

June 20, 2016 11:54 AM
By Editor on June 17, 2016
Yeah, that is a very good question.
It actually has an easy answer though. – It doesn’t.
(From The Wall Street Journal)
Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services "Special Office of Inspector General Agents" being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees?
The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996.
What exactly is the Obama administration up to?
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