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Militarization of non Defense agencies..   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Aug-8 by WALTER784; 377 views.
WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Aug-8

This is worrying... very troublesome to me...

Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News: Why Does The IRS Need Guns?

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WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Aug-8

If you're wondering what Tucker Carlson and Matt Gaetz are talking about, here's a summary... and this report came out in Dec 2020:

TOP 10 TAKEAWAYS

1. One hundred and three federal agencies outside of the Department of Defense spent $2.7 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between fiscal years 2006 and 2019 (inflation adjusted). Nearly $1 billion ($944.9 million) was spent between fiscal years 2015 and 2019 alone.

2. Non-military federal spending on guns and gear averaged $192 million per year since 2006 (inflation adjusted). In the last two years, spending averaged $173 million, about ten-percent below the long-term average.

3. We estimate that there are now more federal officers with arrest and firearm authority (200,000 ) than U.S. Marines (182,000).

4. Seventy-six administrative agencies spent $110.6 million on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between fiscal years 2015 and 2019.

Examples included the Internal Revenue Service, Veterans Affairs, Executive Office of the President, Small Business Administration (SBA), Smithsonian Institution, Social Security Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Animal Health Inspection Service.

5. Twenty-seven traditional law enforcement agencies spent $800 million on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment during fiscal years 2015 and 2019.

Examples included the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Customs and Border Patrol; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Bureau of the Prisons; U.S. Marshals Service; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; and Secret Service.

6. Weak controls: Department of Homeland Security lost 228 guns in the most recent audited three-year period. DHS also lost 1,889 badges and 25 secure immigration stamps.

7. Use-It-Or-Lose-It year-end spending spree: $1.5 million spent by non-military, non-traditional law enforcement agencies on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment in the last month of fiscal year 2019.  Spending by Veterans Affairs (VA) 
Included $650,964 worth of ammunition, handguns, and a “military police long gun program” with AR15-style weaponry.

8. The Internal Revenue Service, with its 2,159 “Special Agents,” spent $21.3 million on guns, ammunition and military-style equipment between fiscal years 2006 and 2019. The agency stockpiled 4,500 guns and five million rounds of ammunition.

9. The VA spent $25.5 million including 11 million rounds of ammunition since 2010. The VA has 3,957 law enforcement officers guarding medical centers.

10. Since 2006, federal agencies spent $355,775 on paintball equipment, $4.4 million on grenades/launchers, $7.9 million on unmanned vehicles/aircraft, $8.75 million on projectiles, $11 million on buckshot, and $37.6 million on Tasers.

You can see the full 52 page PDF here for all the details: Militarization_Data_for_Imaging_FINAL_3.pdf (openthebooks.com)

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  • Edited August 8, 2022 5:59 am  by  WALTER784
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Aug-8

What? That’s new.  I knew someone who was a food inspector for the FDA and carried a gun. Apparently restaurant owners can get deadly when their ratings fall below a C.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Aug-9

The procurement of guns by non defense related agencies has been in the Republican new media since Obama was in office.

Sad thing is that most of those caches of weapons still exist somewhere for unknown reasons.

The PDF I included was released in 2020 and it recorded purchases as early as 2006 onward.

If they were for defense related jobs, I see no problem with it. But a good majority of these were for non-defense related agencies who didn't need to procure that kind of weapons or ammunition.

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From: Showtalk

Aug-9

2006 was under GW Bush.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Aug-9

The end of GW Bush when the Democrats had control of both chambers.

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From: Showtalk

Aug-9

Oh, that explains more.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Aug-11

This one is shocking, worrisome and very scary to say the least:

Actual Job Posting: The Biden-Harris Regime Is Seeking IRS Agents Who Are “Willing to Use Deadly Force

If you don't think our federal government could follow tyrannies of the past that turned against the people quickly and unexpectedly, then you're not paying enough attention.

BY JD RUCKER
August 10, 2022
America First Original, News

They say there’s nothing to fear about plans to add 87,000 IRS agents. They say they are not militarizing the Internal Revenue Service. But a recent job posting by the Biden-Harris regime should cause massive concern to those of us who know the IRS is coming after law-abiding middle-class Americans.
 
The job posting for “IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent” represents exactly what we’ve feared from this increasingly tyrannical federal government. As Andy Ngo reported:
 
The American IRS has a job posting for prospective special agents where you will need to carry a gun & be willing to kill.
 
Some may say that this role is a limited one and would not represent many IRS agents. Currently, the IRS-CID is comprised of just over 3,000 agents. Now they’re hiring, and based on the amount of guns and ammunition they’re purchasing, they will not be a small unit for long. As Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene posted on Twitter:
 
“Food prices are going up while availability is going down. Check out current specials for emergency food storage before the shortages really hit.” — JD Rucker
 
87,000 IRS agents will be hired with $80 billion taxpayer dollars when the Senate Reconciliation bill passes this weekend. And they’re buying more guns & ammo too. Lower to middle income Americans & small businesses will be the primary targets of Democrat’s new IRS force.
 
Every tyrannical government in history claimed to be doing what’s best for the people and acted like there was nothing to worry about as they ramped up their draconian forces. Are we seeing that manifested by the Biden-Harris regime? It appears so.

Actual Job Posting: The Biden-Harris Regime Is Seeking IRS Agents Who Are “Willing to Use Deadly Force – America First Report

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From: Showtalk

Aug-11

Willing to kill? They have a bigger weapon, take away money.

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From: Showtalk

Sep-15

The IRS are being given arrest capabilities. They can already go after people monetarily. Why would they need to use guns and arrest people, too?

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