By Ethan Huff
Between “March and June 1,” according to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) spent about $700,000 purchasing ammunition for some unknown reason.
While IRS agents working in the “Criminal Investigation” (CI) department do carry weapons and ammo, the unconstitutional entity has never before – at least that we know of – purchased this much ammo at one time.
A quick search of USAspending.gov shows that over the past several years, the IRS has made ammo purchases of anywhere from around $3,201 to as high as $92,263. According to a 2019 report from Forbes, the IRS has been making such purchases for quite some time.
At the time when that report was published, the IRS had “4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition in its weapons inventory,” which we now know includes “fully automatic … machine guns.”
Even as America’s civilian population is being told by anti-gun extremists that the Second Amendment should be abolished and that nobody needs high-power “assault” rifles, the IRS has built quite the cache for itself, which is somehow justified.
The IRS website reveals that CI “is comprised of nearly 3,500 employees worldwide.” And Forbes says that these agents rarely, if ever, discharge their weapons. (Related: Remember back in 2012 when the Department of Homeland Security scooped up hundreds of millions of rounds of ammo?)
Why, then, does the IRS suddenly need nearly $1 million worth of ammo all at once? According to Gaetz, the answer is that the powers that be want to deprive the American public of access to that ammo.
“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,” Gaetz is quoted as saying.
Biden just crushed production of civilian ammunition in Lake City
In other words, it may not even be necessary to formally stamp out the Second Amendment. All the Biden regime has to do is eliminate access to ammo by buying up the available supply and crushing ammo factories, creating shortages.
In case you missed it, the Biden regime recently cut off the United States Army’s Lake City ammunition plant, which is no longer allowed to sell M855 and SS109 ammo produced in excess of the military’s needs on the civilian market.
“How would that affect the civilian supply of .223 and 5.56 ammunition? We understand that as much as 30% of the commercial market’s sales volume of .223/5.56 is produced by Lake City,” reports The Truth About Guns.
“The motivation here is obvious. The Biden administration is attempting to further spike the price of ammunition, squeezing the owners of America’s favorite rifles … the scary black ones that the president assures us are only good for killing people and taking down Kevlar vest-wearing deer.”
The irony here is that actions like those now being taken by the Biden regime are precisely why the Second Amendment was ratified in the first place. That popular saying from Thomas Jefferson about how “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants” cuts to the heart of the Second Amendment and everything for which it stands.
“We need to start by eliminating the IRS and the central banks / Federal Reserve, and after that the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms),” wrote someone at The Western Journal.
“The real question is, why do pencil pushers need weapons at all?” asked another about the large IRS purchase.
The latest news about the Biden regime’s anti-gun rights agenda can be found at Tyranny.news.
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