Not all IRS agents are armed, of course. Itâ€™s only the Criminal Investigation Division, and they arguably need them. Yet even within that group thereâ€™s been some criticism. According to one government audit, IRS Agents â€˜Accidentallyâ€™ Discharged Guns 11 Times between 2009 and 2011.
Some resulted in property damage or personal injury, claimed the report. Whatâ€™s more, agents accidentally fired their guns more times than they did intentionally, said the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. That would be a worry for any law enforcement agency.
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