AR-15 rifles are what Senator Diane Feinstein characterizes as “Military Style Assault Weapons.” We are just wondering why the Internal Revenue Service needs to qualify their agents in Semi-automatic AR-15 Rifle proficiency. Recent stories have identified that the Government has been buying large quantities of ammunition for these weapons.
South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District representative wants to know why he saw IRS agents training with powerful, semi-automatic rifles.
The congressman was touring the facility with Homeland Security officials as part of his investigation into the amount of ammunition purchases the agency conducts.
Duncan told News 4’s Sean Muserallo he saw about eight or nine shooters identified to him as IRS agents practicing at an indoor 100-yard range.
“While we were sitting there,” said Duncan, “the gentleman told them to sling their weapons and load a 30-round magazine into the AR-15s they were training with.”
Duncan said he was concerned about what he saw.