Social security fraud is a big deal, involving the theft of millions (at least) of taxpayer dollars. Somebody has to investigate it, and I don’t blame them for arming the folks who have to arrest thieves.
If you actually break down the rounds per employee, I’m more concerned that the average Fed doesn’t get enough practice. Apparently I practice much more than any of these Agents, which scares the crap out of me. I’d like to see them shoot at least 100 rounds a month as a bare minimum with their carry weapon. My expectation is that a professional law enforcement agent should be able to shoot circles around me at the range, as I am a professional engineer. I fear the opposite.
I gotta agree with Jake…why does every Fed bureaucracy need its own investigative/enforcement armed branch and why in the hell do they need a magnum round that’s noted for over-penetration?
Law enforcement and investigation can be done by any existing chartered law enforcement agency, we don’t need armed bureaucrats. If you need a security guard at the cashier point of transaction, why not a hired rent-a-cop, not someone on the civil service rolls with fat juicy salary, perks, and retirement entitlements?