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Sen. Tom Coburn: Why does the IRS need so many AR-15s?

Published in Blog on August 12, 2019 by Convention Of States

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Everyone is talking about whether or not the federal government should allow civilian ownership of AR-15s, but what about agencies like the IRS suiting up for armed conflict?

Senator Tom Coburn called attention to this troubling fact several years ago, but his point holds true today: there's no reason our federal administrative agencies should be spending taxpayer money on firearms. 

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