Police State: More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines

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Police officers from the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and Montgomery Police officers work outside of San & Dee Taxes on South Perry Street in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. The federal agents were at the tax service on ìofficial business,î said Patty Bergstrom, an IRS spokeswoman, adding that she could not provide any further information at this time. Large groups of people who had not received their refund checks had been gathering outside the business in recent days. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

Non-military federal agencies spend $1.48 billion on guns and ammo since 2006

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…

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