That's actually a number that was just "grabbed" off an actual IRS plan (as a talking point) ...... to hire 86, 852 new workers ...... BY 2031 Funny, no one ever mentions 2031, in their talking point With the IRS expecting to lose (retirement and other reasons) approx. 50,000 workers in the next 5 years (2027) ...... It might not be a far stretch to imagine another 4 years go by (2027 - 2031) and the IRS loosing another 36,852 ...... in which case they would be breaking even.This plus the addition of 87000 more IRS "employees".
That's just another talking point, carried from a 2018 GAO study, that the IRS had 4,487 guns ..... and 5,062,006 round of ammunition. The IRS does have a Criminal Investigation Special Agents Division, and they are the only ones allowed to carry guns (at least on government time) They number roughly 2,100. So ..... adding up rifle, shotgun & "automatic weapons" ..... you get 1,175. So ..... not enough to even equip their 2,100 agents who can carry. Most officers who carry a long gun, would also carry a pistol ..... but even if you just gave 1 gun to 1 agent, with the current total number of agents at around 78,661 ..... distribute 4,457 weapons amongst them .... you're arming less than 5.7% Spread those agents out amongst the approx. 600 locations the IRS has ..... that's 7 or 8 agents per location.The IRS arsenal of 4,600 guns includes 3,282 pistols, 621 shotguns, 539 rifles, 15 fully automatic weapons and four revolvers.nypost.com
To put these numbers into perspective ..... LAPD has almost 10,000 officers. NYPD has 36,000.