IRS Promises To Use Their AR-15 Assault Rifles “Appropriately”

They promise to have oversight and controls in place over their enforcement division to ensure that no agents misuse the firepower they’ve been endowed with. Just like how there were controls and oversight in place in the tax-exempt division where tea partiers and conservative organizations were not targeted for political reasons. They’ll be just as careful with their “assault” rifles when they have to deal with “tax cheats.”

Late last month, Representative Jeff Duncan toured a federal law enforcement facility and noticed agents training with AR-15s. The agents identified themselves as IRS employees.

This led Representative Duncan to question why the IRS needs such firepower, which he noted has stand-off capability. “Are Americans that much of a target that you need that kind of capability?” he asked. The IRS defended its use of “assault” rifles:

 “As law enforcement officials, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents are equipped similarly to other federal, state and local law enforcement organizations. Special Agents receive training on the appropriate and safe use of assigned weapons. IRS Criminal Investigation has internal controls and oversight in place to ensure all law enforcement tools, including weapons are used appropriately.”

 But I thought “assault” rifles were only for killing people. According to gun-grabbers like Piers Morgan, they serve absolutely no other purpose. So why are revenue collectors being armed and trained how to use guns that have no other purpose but to kill people?

We know that they didn’t really target conservative organizations who applied for tax-exempt status; it was just a couple rogue agents in Cincinnati. And we know that they didn’t waste any of the $50 million they spent on conferences; they just didn’t have any supporting documentation/receipts to account for all their expenses. So we can trust them not to misuse their firepower the next time they raid someone’s house for “stealing” from the government. Everybody can move along now. Nothing to see here.