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IRS Agent Patrol Rifles Questioned

June 12, 2013  | 

A Southern Republican congressman questioned why enforcement agents with the Internal Revenue Service need AR-15 patrol rifles in remarks to Politico.

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) toured a federal law enforcement training center in May and noticed federal agents training with AR-15s. The agents identified themselves as IRS enforcement agents.

"I think Americans raise eyebrows when you tell them that IRS agents are training with a type of weapon that has stand-off capability. It's not like they're carrying a sidearm and they knock on someone's door and say, 'You're evading your taxes,'" Duncan told the Web site.


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Troop @ 6/15/2013 2:31 AM

The IRS needs cap guns, not rifles.

Officerjason @ 6/20/2013 9:27 PM

Same reason we all do...because we can. You cant support gun control yet question it when a legal owner is using/training with them.

usmcPatrick @ 6/21/2013 1:49 AM

OfficerJason , you are 100% correct. I wish some people in politics knew this.

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