As the Biden administration demands tougher gun control in the wake of multiple mass shootings recently, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz on Saturday noted something curious about its firearms policy.
One department seems to be hoarding ammunition, and not who you might think. It’s the IRS.
Gaetz discussed the issue with Breitbart Radio on Saturday. He pointed out in just one three-month span – March 1 to June 1 – federal tax authorities bought $700,000 worth of ammunition.
“The IRS should be people in cubicles with green [eye] shades and calculators,” the Fort Walton Beach Republican said. “They shouldn’t be people with guns and ammo.”
He added that Republicans in Congress are seeking answers.
“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 added.
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If that happens, he added, “You cannot fully exercise the complement of your Second Amendment rights if you are unable to acquire ammunition in your own country because your government has reduced the production of that ammunition, and then on the other hand, tried to soak up the supply.”
During the broadcast, Gaetz also reiterated his opposition to red-flag gun laws.
He noted that not only do such laws restrict Second Amendment rights, they also defeat the Constitution’s due-process protections and the judicial system’s “adversarial” set-up.
“It is as wrong as wrong can be,” Gaetz said.