Rep. Gaetz introduces bill to ban IRS from acquiring ammunition

The IRS has reportedly spent $725,000 this year on ammo.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz outside U.S. Capitol
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Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has introduced a bill to disarm the Internal Revenue Service. 

Along with fellow Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Jeff Duncan (S.C.), and Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Gaetz is pushing the "Disarm the IRS Act," which would prohibit the IRS from acquiring (by purchase or otherwise) any ammunition. 

The bill arrives following Gaetz's discovery that this year alone the IRS has spent $725,000 on ammunition. Odd timing, he says, considering the nationwide shortage of ammo and Biden administration's stated animosity toward gun rights.

"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," said Gaetz on a recent episode of Fox News' 'Jesse Watters Primetime.'

The strategy, said Gaetz, is disconcerting because it reflects an attempt by the administration to scoop up all the ammo "they can possibly find," while attempting to limit access to ammunition for everyday Americans.