I qualified a retired IRS agent at our gun club a few years ago. He wanted to avoid qualifying by claiming our then policy of exempting leo’s. We refused him and his gun handling skills were horrendous.
He was an armed IRS agent in TN. He said he needed to be armed for his IRS work and that lots of IRS were armed.
As are lots of postal inspectors
IRS has had armed agents since at least the 1970s.
My wife has a co-worker who has a female spouse who is an armed IRS agent. They get involved in lots of Earned Income Tax Credit fraud and “who takes the child deduction since we’re not married” fraud. It is not unreasonable for some of them to be armed.
AR training? Absurd. It is past time to scale back our domestic Federal standing army of agents.
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”
>>lots of IRS were armed.
Big whoop. With the lack of PT and fitness standards self-evident among their bloated and Oba-medicated carcasses, the majority of them would croak from heat injuries and/or cardiac events before they managed to cover 100 yards at full waddle.
ESAD FOAD - if you do, you will. Bon Appetit.
My daughter’s best friend is an IRS collection agent. While she is not armed, she is often accompanied by armed agents on her assignments. Treasury agents in the past were called T Men, think Elliot Ness, and they were armed . Additionally every LEO agency, fed, state, and local have developed SWAT type units. Even the Education Dept has had such a unit for some time.. Agencies don’t like calling on other agencies for help, even for SWAT type scenarios so they arm and give half ass training to their own and send them out.I really don’t think 25K IRS agents will be marching out with M 16s anytime soon.
Move along. Nothing at all to see here.