On Tuesday, Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., said on Twitter that he observed IRS agents training with AR-15s, and is investigating the issue, Twitchy said.

 “A few weeks ago when I toured a DHS facility I saw #IRS agents training with AR-15’s. I’m looking into the issue now,” he tweeted.

“It’s bad enough that IRS agents have been targeting conservatives. It’s even worse that they plan on hiring 16,500 new agents over the next few years to enforce ObamaCARE. Now, it seems the Obama Administration is turning IRS agents into soldiers for some reason,” said a post at the Liberty Crier.

The revelation comes as members of the House are still investigating the agency’s handling of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Twitchy said there may be a “perfectly good explanation” why the IRS is training agents to use what gun control advocates like to call an “assault weapon,” but said the news is “more than a little disconcerting.”

“We’re hoping the answers come sooner than later, but the most transparent administration ever has quite a backlog of questions in the queue,” the Twitchy staff wrote.

In response to one Twitter user’s statement, Duncan said he knows the IRS has an enforcement arm.

“But what I’m saying is why do they need stand-off capability?” he asked.

“True, and this applies to the #FDA as well, but you dont see them (YET) training with AR-15’s,” one person said.

“Whether it’s unmanned drones or AR-15s,” Twitchy said, “the growing unease among the public has less to do with the technology at work than a distrust in the people calling the shots — not to mention Vice President Biden’s belief that no citizen needs more than a shotgun.”

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