The IRS has been making some shady purchases over the last several months and Republican representative Matt Gaetz of Florida is exposing them for it.
According to Gaetz between March and June, the IRS has spent over $700,000 on gun ammo.
He would go on to say: “there is concern that this is part of a broader effort to have an entity in the federal government buy up ammo to reduce the amount of ammunition that is in supply”.
Gaetz is on to something because a recent bill being pushed by Democrat lawmakers will tax ammunition prices by 1,000%.
IRS Purchases $700,000 in Ammo 🤔
“There is concern this is part of a broader effort to have any entity in the federal govt buy up ammo to reduce the amount of ammunition that is in supply, while at the same time, making it harder to produce ammo.”https://t.co/geA9yn6kng
— Tom T. ن® (@VRWCTexan) June 19, 2022
Breitbart had more on the story:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Breitbart News Saturday the IRS spent approximately $700,000 “between March and June 1” purchasing ammunition.
Gaetz described the ammunition acquisition as “bizarre.”
He noted he and his Republican colleagues are trying to ascertain why the ammunition was purchased, noting, “There is concern that this is part of a broader effort to have any entity in the federal government buy up ammo to reduce the amount of ammunition that is in supply, while at the same time, making it harder to produce ammo.”
Gaetz noted a scenario where federal entities are buying up ammo puts citizens in a place where the exercise of the Second Amendment is limited due to the inability to get ammunition.
He painted a dire scenario where the government reduces ammunition production “and, on the other hand, [soaks] up the supply of it.”
A usaspending.gov search lists the IRS’s ammunition purchases, which occurred over a period of months in increments ranging from $3,201 worth of ammo at one time to $92,000+ worth of ammo at one time.
Why did the IRS purchase 700,000 dollars worth of ammunition between March and June?
-buying up available stock so we can't get ant?
-preparing for domestic conflict?
— Intrepid1 (@Intrepidri) June 19, 2022
The IRS phoneline takes over two hours to get through to an operator but they are out here buying ammo.
What’s really going on?
The IRS needs to be shut down. The IRS can't even process tax returns properly but it's buying ammunition.
— Ultra Michael (@MoonDOOR1879) June 19, 2022
Seems like a lot of ammo for the IRS, no?https://t.co/krlcIX21Vg
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 19, 2022
According to Wikipedia the IRS has its own agents that carry guns
IRS-CI Special Agents are the only employees within the IRS authorized to carry and use firearms. The authority to carry and use firearms is derived from United States Code Title 26, Section 7608, wherein criminal investigators of the IRS are authorized to make arrests under Federal law.
What do you think the IRS is up to?