Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions reports:

The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement — have armed divisions.

The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.

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7 thoughts on “Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions”

  1. All joking aside, I could definitely understand sidearms to deal with wildlife. This is Alaska, home of the Grizzly and Polar bear. I can even understand casually carrying. They are law enforcement agents, and though some inspectors let this go to their heads, it is a legal right for the law to openly carry a pistol. However, assault rifles and body armor are a different matter entirely. Not to mention the number of agents involved in a simple water inspection.

  2. I was also raided by the EPA they ask for drugs,guns and jewry the charge selling certifacation for asbesto with out the training 14 teen officer vest and automatic wepons . A phone call would have worked

  3. We have President Clinton to thank for arming nearly all federal agencies. Never before was the U.S. Govt. at war with it’s citizens. Sort of like the Nazi SS. Now is it any wonder the populace do not trust their leaders?

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