Re: Internal Revenue Service stocking up on firearms and ammo
In May, U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) was getting a lot of questions about ammo shortages and government agencies stockpiling guns and ammo. He wanted to know why IRS agents were buying ammo in large quantities and wanted to see the ammo supply himself. He went to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Maryland where he witnessed 8 or 9 IRS agents using AR-15s at an indoor 100 yard firing range.
Duncan questioned why IRS agents needed to be trained with AR-15 military rifles with 30 round magazines for “standoff capability” and why the IRS couldn’t use agencies like the U.S. Marshals to assist them when needed.
The IRS has had a Criminal Investigative Division since 1919. They helped bring down Al Capone on tax evasion charges and were one of the lead agencies in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping (along with the New Jersey State Police under Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf --father of the Gulf War General) before J. Edgar Hoover convinced the President to consolidate the federal portion of the investigation under the FBI. The conspiracy nuts are just catching on to this now?
Many federal agencies have investigative and enforcement divisions of varying size to handle fraud, abuse, regulatory violations, and other cases within their particular field of interest. By the way, the Postal Service also has a law enforcement division. They deploy SWAT teams from the back of a mail carrier's jeep any time someone illegally opens their neighbor's mail. FEAR.
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Last edited by Locutus of Bored; August 14 2013 at 01:52 PM.