However, plenty of people have strenuously challenged the argument that the Government is arming far to many of it's agents and offering specious arguments as to why mundane department employees should be armed.
Armed agents are not mundane department employees.
What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?
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WRONG again Parados. When you purchase a gun you go through a national background check. You want to try that again?
Because of people like Obama that violate the law repeatedly.
Why Do 70 Federal Agencies Have Armed Agents?
Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise.
The incident that sparked the renewed interest and concern occurred in late August when a team of armed federal and state officials descended on the tiny Alaska gold mining town of Chicken, Alaska.
The Environmental Protection Agency, whose armed agents in full body armor participated, acknowledged taking part in the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force investigation, which it said was conducted to look for possible violations of the Clean Water Act.
The FBI, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Park Service are among 24 federal agencies employing more than 250 full-time armed officers with arrest authority, according the federal report, which is based on the 2008 Census of Federal Law Enforcement Officers.
The other 16 agencies have less than 250 officers and include NOAA as well as the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board and the National Institutes of Health.
The number of federal department with armed personnel climbs to 73 when adding in the 33 offices of inspector general, the government watchdogs for agencies as large as the Postal Service to the Government Printing Office, whose IG has only five full-time officers.
Our government has been buying up unprecedented amounts of ammunition, for non-military use, and arming employees who are not remotely part of the criminal justice system. You can choose to see this as no big deal or alarming.
With all the armed tea bagers running around the country
Does my name go through an FBI database when I purchase a firearm or not? The answer is yes it does. I get checked to make sure I don't have a criminal record. So therefore I do indeed get a background check done by the FBI when I purchase a firearm.
You want to imply that there are no checks done when a purchase is made, we know this isn't true.
Armed agents go through an FBI background check which is much more than armed citizens have to go through.