"A Career In Action! As an IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Special Agent, you will pull together your accounting and law enforcement skills. CI special agents are duly sworn law enforcement officers who investigate complex financial crimes associated with tax evasion, money laundering, narcotics, public corruption, and much more. Are You Ready For The Challenge?" - from www.irs.gov
Now that sounds exciting. Part accountant... Part cop... All IRS. Opening soon at a theater near you.
But what would the Internal Revenue Service do with armed agents? We've already seen what the IRS can do when it's not packin' heat. They wield considerable power to collect taxes, or at least make lives miserable, so why would they require the extra coercive power of firearms?
The IRS doesn't exactly advertise the fact that they field armed, sworn officers, but they have been making more appearances lately.