President Obama plans to build a new gun control force of 430 agents, more than eight times the size of the team of commandos he is sending to the Middle East to hunt down and destroy ISIS terrorists.
According to a White House fact sheet, the president plans to deploy 200 more Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents "to help enforce our gun laws."
He also plans to add at least 230 new FBI agents to pour over the backgrounds of gun buyers. Said the White House: "The FBI will hire more than 230 additional examiners and other staff to help process these background checks."
In Iraq, by comparison, the White House is moving to install an estimated 50-200 special operations forces to take down ISIS.
According to an NBC report, Colonel Steve Warren, the Baghdad-based spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said the number of commandos will be in the double digits, with the rest providing support.
An Associated Press report said the commandos would number around 50, with the rest in supporting roles.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.