Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has introduced legislation to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any ammunition.
It was recently revealed that the IRS purchased $725,000 worth of ammunition between March and June.
“Certainly it’s troubling that in 2022 alone, the IRS has spent around $725,000 on ammunition. So here’s the Brandon 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. pic.twitter.com/ek11cFN8in
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 22, 2022
“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.
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 1, Rep. Gaetz and Reps. Jeff Duncan, Paul Gosar, and Marjorie Taylor Greene announced 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.”