At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., brought out the “Disarm the IRS Act.”

According to Gaetz, the proposal would “prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any ammunition after the bill’s enactment.”

Last month, appearing on Fox News, Gaetz pointed to the IRS purchasing more than $700,000 as a cause for concern.

“Call me old-fashioned, but I thought the heaviest artillery an IRS agent would need would be a calculator. I imagine the IRS in green eyeshades and cubicles — not busting doors down and emptying Glock clips on our fellow Americans. Certainly, it’s troubling that 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 worth of ammunition, apparently, to get the job done,” Gaetz told Fox News.

U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-SC, Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., are co-sponsoring the bill which was sent to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. So far, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate.

Kevin Derby
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