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POSTED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 1:38pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 9:30am

For an administration which doesn't like guns, this one, sure likes to be armed and have its agents point firearms at people.

We told you a few weeks ago what happened in Chicken, Alaska. It's a little settlement, a population of about 20 people, where miners look for gold.

Recently, as miners where mining, they looked up and a host of federal agents where pointing their weapons while wearing full body armor.

They were donning vests which stated “POLICE.” The police or EPA agents swooped down to make sure the miners were not violating the clean water act.

As one miner said, "Why didn't they just knock on the front door and ask for a water sample?"

There have been other complaints of federal officers bullying folks for just doing what they do in Alaska every single day.

The “stuff” hit the fan once media found out, and the two Alaskan senators want answers.

The EPA claimed state troopers warned them of drug and human trafficking and the troopers have said that is a lie.

It looks as if we have some “government cowboys” bullying everyday people.

Which brings us this, how many government officials need firearms?

According to reports there's the FBI, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Park Service.

Other agencies have less than 250 officers and include NOAA as well as the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board and the National Institutes of Health.

There are also armed officers for Inspector General, the government watchdogs for agencies as large as the Postal Service to the Government Printing Office, whose IG has only five full-time officers.

Really? I'm pro law enforcement on every level, but this deal in Alaska, is ridiculous.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Just like the Gibson factory "raid".

Exactly Old Turk. It's how our gov. shuts down a business to allow another to take-over, Chicago style.

The bureaucrats need to be able to defend themselves against we extremists who think our gov't is built on the Constitution and that we have individual rights and freedoms. Why, we're a threat to gov't and their jobs, we're a threat to gov't dependency and their need to be able to control our lives. As we all know, the best defense is a good offense.

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