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An assault weapons ban for the IRS


ForbesThis week, our organization at OpenTheBooks.com released our findings in an editorial at The Wall Street Journal that quantified the growing federal arsenal. The number of non-military federal officers with arrest and firearm authority (200,000+) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). Spending on guns, ammo and military-style equipment at 67 federal agencies – including 53 regulatory, administrative agencies amounted to $1.48 billion between 2006-2014.

The IRS gun-locker is an example of this growing federal firepower. Nearly $11 million was spent on guns, ammo and military-style equipment for 2,316 ‘special agents’ during this period. The IRS stockpile includes pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns with buckshot and slugs; and semi-automatic AR-15 rifles (S&W M&P 15) and military-style H&K 416 rifles.

The recent growth of the federal arsenal begs the questions: Just who are the feds planning to battle?

Us. They are planning to battle us.

This entry was published Wed Mar 28 09:38:09 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-03-28 09:38:09.0. [Tweet]

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