Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a piece of legislation on Tuesday designed to block the Internal Revenue Service from utilizing taxpayer dollars to purchase firearms and ammunition, along with removing the guns from their possession that could potentially be used against the American people.
According to Ernst’s bill, the Why Does the IRS Have Guns Act, would ban the IRS from being able to buy, receive, or store up guns and ammunition. It would also require the agency to transfer all of the firearms and ammo that is currently in its possession to the General Services Administration. The legislation also calls for the auctioning off of these weapons to the Federal Firearms License owners and would then devote the money from the sales to reduce the deficit. If the bill were to pass, it would also move the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division to the Justice Department.
According to Breitbart News, Ernst noted recent findings from Open the Books, a watchdog group, that revealed the IRS spent a whopping $35.2 million dollars — from taxpayers — on guns, ammunition, and other military-style pieces of equipment, since 2006. The report then stated that the IRS has spent $10 million on similar purchases since 2020.
Ernst then went on to give a comment to Breitbart News, elaborating a bit on her current push to bring this sinister spending splurge by the IRS to an end, saying,“It’s concerning how the Biden administration has worked to expand the size of the IRS, and even more concerning that the IRS is using taxpayer dollars to arms its agents. I’m working to disarm the IRS to prevent any further weaponization of this federal agency.”
“My bill would transfer these guns out of the IRS’ possession to ensure it does not abuse its power to target hardworking Americans,” she added in closing.
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