(RoyalPatriot.com )- A new bill introduced by Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz would ban the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring more ammunition.
The bill, called the Disarm the IRS act, would prohibit the agency from purchasing any ammunition. To date, the agency that’s responsible for all U.S. tax enforcement, has stockpiled in excess of 5 million rounds.
According to Gaetz, the IRS has purchased ammunition that’s valued at $725,000 this year alone. Speaking with Fox News this week, he said:
“I’m not against stockpiling ammunition, but you shouldn’t have to be a D.C. accountant to do it. You ought to be a mechanic in Pensacola.”
Gaetz further said that the White House is looking to “disarm Americans, open the border, empty prisons … [and] still collect your taxes” with the nearly $1 million worth of ammunition it has purchased.
The bill proposed by Gaetz would have to pass through the Ways and Means Committee in the House before it even gets to the floor for a vote by all members of the House. The bill is being co-sponsored by Republicans Marjorie Taylor Green from Georgia, Paul Gosar from Arizona and Jeff Duncan from South Carolina.
In a tweet this week, Duncan asked:
“Why is Biden trying to weaponize the IRS?”
He added Congress needs to disarm “this band of highwaymen and stop them from taking our money under the threat of violence.”
As of 2018, the IRS employed 2,148 law enforcement officers in its Criminal Investigation Division, according to a report conducted by the Government Accountability Office. Those officers were armed with 5 million rounds of ammunition for their 4,461 weapons, 15 of which were fully automatic.
That division is responsible for investigating “potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law.”
As the IRS says:
“The American system of taxation is based on the premise that all income is taxable (which includes illegally earned income). In many instances, proving that a taxpayer willfully attempted to hide income from the federal government is an integral part of proving other criminal activity including fraud, money laundering or Bank Secrecy Act violations. Criminal Investigation continues to fulfill the important role of helping to ensure the integrity and fairness of our nations’ tax system.”
But, in the year following that GAO report, the IRS began stockpiling even more ammunition. OpenTheBooks.com issued a report in 2020 called “The militarization of U.S. Executive Agents,” in which it discovered the IRS spent $21.3 million between fiscal years 2006 to 2018 on guns, military-style equipment and ammunition.
As the organization’s founder and CEO, Adam Andrzejewski, said:
“After grabbing legal power, bureaucrats are amassing firepower. It’s time to scale back the federal arsenal. Just who are the federal agencies preparing to battle?
“Our data shows that the federal government has become a gun show that never adjourns. Taxpayers need to tell Washington that police powers belong primarily to cities and states, not the feds.”