President Joe Biden’s IRS is buying up ammunition in bulk, and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has a frightening theory as to why that might be.
Speaking with Breitbart News on Saturday, Gaetz revealed that the government agency had spent $700,000 purchasing ammunition “between March and June 1.”
While agents in the IRS Criminal Investigation department (CI) are armed with weapons and therefore need ammo, they don’t need $700,000 worth of it. In fact, the IRS rarely discharges their weapons.
According to a 2019 report from Forbes, at the time, the IRS had “4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition in its weapons inventory,” including some “fully automatic… machine guns.”
In that same report, Forbes notes that from 2009 to 2011, IRS agents “fired their guns accidentally more times than they did intentionally,” and those agents accidentally discharged their weapons a total of 11 times during that period.
According to a search of usaspending.gov, there have been numerous ammunition purchases made by the IRS over the past few years, ranging from amounts as low as $3,201 to as high as $92,263.
Considering how rarely armed CI agents discharge their weapons, there is no way just a few thousand agents need that much ammo.
According to Gaetz, there is one extremely concerning explanation as to why Biden’s IRS would be making these moves — they want to buy up all the ammo so there’s none left for the American people.
“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,” the Florida Republican said, according to Breitbart.
Gaetz went on to note that the Biden administration could be putting Americans in a position where they would have difficulty exercising their Second Amendment rights due to the inability to get ammunition.
The GOP congressman described a scenario where the government reduces the production of ammunition “and, on the other hand, [soaks] up the supply of it.”
As Biden and the Democrats don’t have the votes to fully strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights with their gun control legislation, this could be a potential way to circumvent the legislative process.
This way, they wouldn’t need the votes. All they need to do is ensure there’s no ammunition left for the American people to purchase. At that point, the Biden administration has effectively destroyed your rights without casting a single vote.