Rep. Jeff Duncan looking into IRS agents training with AR-15s

Perhaps there’s a perfectly good explanation for IRS agents being trained in the use of AR-15 rifles, but with so much talk recently about the agency targeting conservatives for their beliefs, the report from Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is more than a little disconcerting. We’re hoping the answers come sooner than later, but the most transparent administration ever has quite a backlog of questions in the queue.

Earlier this year, Sen. Tom Coburn finally received answers to his questions about the Department of Homeland Security’s ammunition purchases. Sequestration cuts limited the DHS to 100 million rounds in 2013, mostly for training purposes. But the IRS?

Whether it’s unmanned drones or AR-15s, the growing unease among the public has less to do with the technology at work than a distrust in the people calling the shots — not to mention Vice President Biden’s belief that no citizen needs more than a shotgun.

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