September 25, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 39

How Safe Do You Really Feel?

How incredulous would you feel if I were to tell you that personnel in the Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation are allowed to carry firearms?

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Or that there are 36 federal officers carrying firearms for every 100,000 residents? (In Washington, D.C., the ratio is 1,662 per 100,000).

The federal government has 105,000 full time personnel authorized to make arrests and carry firearms in 50 states and D.C..

Three of every four federal officers are attached to offices of Homeland Security, which included the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The Department of Homel...

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