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June 17, 2016 12:00 PM
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Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

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After grabbing legal power, bureaucrats are amassing firepower. It’s time to scale back the federal arsenal.

By TOM COBURN and  ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI, 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...

 
 

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