Saturday, June 25, 2016

Armed Federal Bureaucrats Outnumber U.S. Marines

Democrats have no compunction attacking American citizens’ Second Amendment rights; however, they seem to be quite at ease arming federal government bureaucrats.  The Washington Free Beacon reported the following:

There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.

Open the Books, a taxpayer watchdog group, released a study Wednesday that finds domestic government agencies continue to grow their stockpiles of military-style weapons, as Democrats sat on the House floor calling for more restrictions on what guns American citizens can buy.

The “Militarization of America” report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage.

“Regulatory enforcement within administrative agencies now carries the might of military-style equipment and weapons,” Open the Books said. “For example, the Food and Drug Administration includes 183 armed ‘special agents,’ a 50 percent increase over the ten years from 1998-2008. At Health and Human Services (HHS), ‘Special Office of Inspector General Agents’ are now trained with sophisticated weaponry by the same contractors who train our military special forces troops.”

 The Department of Health and Human Services has armed agents who’re trained in warfare?  Has Obamacare been weaponized?  Exactly, who’s the enemy here?


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