Friday, June 24, 2016

The Unending Expansion of the Unconstitutional National Police Army

There Are Now More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines
Report: 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 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.”

Open the Books found there are now over 200,000 non-military federal officers with arrest and firearm authority, surpassing the 182,100 personnel who are actively serving in the U.S. Marines Corps.

More at the SITE.


JBsptfn said...

The FDA has all those armed agents? Scary. They probably want to use them to go after cancer centers that actually cure cancer. I hate them.

BTW, look what I found:

Dangerous Idea: Intelligent Design Asks a Legitimate Question, Whatever Else you Might Think

In the comments, a blogger named Crude was having it out with Hugo and...wait for it...Im Skeptical!!!

Steven Satak said...

Those agents still have to come home to their wives and kids after a hard day's work enforcing martial law. Love to see their faces when they come home one day to find the ol' homestead burned down to the rebar.