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No, US Army's Delta Force Did Not Seize an 'IRS Weapons Shipment' in DC

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Published Aug 9, 2022

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The U.S. Army's Delta Force seized a shipment of pistols bound for the headquarters of the IRS in Washington, D.C.

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On Aug. 8, 2022, the website Real Raw News published an article holding that Delta Force, a U.S. Army special operations detachment, had seized a truck full of firearms bound for IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.:

Delta Force Seizes IRS Weapons Shipment

Delta Force Operators Monday morning intercepted an 18-wheeler packed with pistols and bound for the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C., a source in General David H. Berger’s office told Real Raw News.

Hours after Kabula Harris’s tie-breaking vote on the regime’s climate, health, and tax bill empowered the IRS to hire and arm 87,000 new agents—to the tune of $80bn—an inconspicuous tractor trailer departed a government-leased warehouse in Jessup, Maryland.

This "news story" is a work of fiction, not fact. Real Raw News, which consistently publishes conspiracy-themed fantasies in a quasi-news format, describes its own content as humorous and/or satirical, as follows:

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David Emery is a West Coast-based writer and editor with 25 years of experience fact-checking rumors, hoaxes, and contemporary legends.

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