Why did the IRS purchase over $700,000 worth of ammo?
Rep. Matt Gaetz exposed the agency for its shady purchases last month.
According to Gaetz, the IRS spent over $700,000 on gun ammo between March and June.
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.”
Further details in this report:
Gaetz has now introduced legislation to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any ammunition.
Rep. Matt Gaetz seeks to 'disarm the IRS' with new legislation aimed at preventing ammunition acquisitionhttps://t.co/F2aLrBcigH
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) July 1, 2022
Rep. Gaetz introduces bill to ban IRS from acquiring ammunition | Just The News https://t.co/vp8xMwwaRm
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“Certainly it’s troubling that in 2022 alone, the IRS has spent around $725,000 on ammunition. So here’s the Biden plan: Disarm Americans, open the border, empty the prisons — but rest assured, they’ll still collect your taxes, and they need $725,000 worth of ammunition, apparently, to get the job done,” Rep. Gaetz said during an appearance on Fox News last month.
“Call me old fashioned, but I thought the heaviest artillery an IRS agent would need would be a calculator, not $725,000 worth of ammunition,” Rep. Gaetz continued.
Call me old-fashioned, but I thought the heaviest artillery an IRS agent would need would be a calculator, not $725,000 worth of ammunition. pic.twitter.com/ek11cFN8in
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 22, 2022
The Florida congressman added, “there was a report that showed over a ten-year period, the IRS stockpiled $11 million dollars’ worth of ammunition. That’s why I’m working on legislation to put a total moratorium on the IRS buying ammo.”
On July 1st, Rep. Gaetz, along with Reps. Jeff Duncan, Paul Gosar, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, introduced the “Disarm the IRS Act” of 2022.
BREAKING: Today I'm introducing the 'Disarm the IRS Act' of 2022 to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any ammunition after the bill’s enactment.https://t.co/hLUTMhoCAu pic.twitter.com/9Z243pPs3t
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) July 1, 2022
The bill reads:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Internal Revenue Service may not acquire (by purchase or otherwise) any ammunition after the date of the enactment of this Act.