Rep. Matt Gaetz seeks to ‘disarm the IRS’ with new legislation aimed at preventing ammunition acquisition

by Summer Lane

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced legislation in Congress on Friday that would “disarm” the IRS. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., co-sponsored the bill called the “Disarm the IRS” Act of 2022.

The legislation aims to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from “acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any ammunition after the bill’s enactment,” according to an official press release.

During an interview with Fox News on “Jesse Watters Primetime” in June, Rep. Gaetz previously discussed the issue of the IRS’s suspicious ammunition acquisition.

“Call me old-fashioned, but I thought the heaviest artillery a IRS agent would need would be a calculator,” Gaetz quipped. He also pointed out, “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 dollars’ worth of ammunition, apparently, to get the job done.”

He 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.”

Host Jesse Watters asked Gaetz if he believed there was a connection between the U.S. ammo shortage and the government buying massive amounts of ammunition.

“Oh, undeniably,” Gaetz responded. “Part of the strategy [is that] with one hand the Biden regime is doing everything they can to suppress access to ammunition for regular Americans, while with the other hand they are scooping up all of the ammo that they can possibly find. I’m not against stockpiling ammunition, but you shouldn’t have to be a D.C. accountant to do it – you ought to be able to be a mechanic in Pensacola.”

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