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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Breitbart News Saturday the IRS spent approximately $700,000 “between March and June 1” purchasing ammunition.

Gaetz described the ammunition acquisition as “bizarre.”

He noted he and his Republican colleagues are trying to ascertain why the ammunition was purchased, noting, “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 noted a scenario where federal entities are buying up ammo puts citizens in a place where the exercise of the Second Amendment is limited due to the inability to get ammunition.

He painted a dire scenario where the government reduces ammunition production “and, on the other hand, [soaks] up the supply of it.”

A search lists the IRS’s ammunition purchases, which occurred over a period of months in increments ranging from $3,201 worth of ammo at one time to $92,000+ worth of ammo at one time.


I tend to think that the government has started an undeclared war against the American people.

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Investigative Equipment

  1. Investigative equipment includes, but is not limited to the following: fleet vehicles, surveillance vehicles, radio communication equipment, firearms, body armor, electronic surveillance equipment, audio and video equipment, cameras and lenses, night vision equipment, optical equipment, STU equipment, enforcement belt and wallet badges, CI pocket commissions, microfilm reader printers, use of force padded training suits, and firearms training systems. (03-17-2011)
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  1. Investigative accessories and supplies include, but are not limited to the following: ammunition, safes, pagers, cellular phones, tape recorders and transcribers, slide projectors, camera lenses, binoculars, pepper spray, targets, holsters, gun cleaning equipment and supplies, microphones, headphones, handcuffs, emergency lights, bolt cutters, gear bags, fingerprint kits, flashlights, tripods, camera accessories, tools, red guns, impact bags, mats, leg irons, money counter, pry bar, raid hats, and raid jackets. (05-02-2018)
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  1. Adequate precautions will be taken to safeguard all investigative equipment, as well as other items of personal property, including ammunition, credentials, badges, etc. IRM 10.2.1, Physical Security Program, contains instructions relating to safeguarding property of the type frequently utilized by special agents in the course of their duties.
  2. Sensitive property or equipment (excluding permanently installed equipment, e.g., mobile radios) such as body armor, raid jackets, raid hats, web-gear, entry tools, and small amounts of ammunition (i.e., extra magazines) may be stored, (including overnight) but not in plain view in locked GOVs. Firearms, computers, PDAs, GPS devices and cell phones may be stored for short periods of time in the trunk of a locked vehicle; however, under no circumstances will these items be left unattended in the passenger compartment of the automobile or overnight in the trunk of a GOV. For security of firearms and ammunition (see subsection For security of computers, PDAs, and other devices that are capable of storing electronic data (see subsection
  3. Criminal Investigation's investigative equipment is intended for use by authorized IRS personnel only. The SAC may approve the loaning of investigative equipment to another law enforcement agency provided a signed receipt for same is prepared and on file.
  4. Security and proper use of equipment, including GOVs, will be discussed with agents annually. This discussion and the names of agents attending will be documented.
  5. Special agents are responsible for taking adequate precautions to safeguard all IRS-owned property and equipment assigned to them. (06-08-2020)
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  1. Due to the dangerous nature of firearms and the potential for accidental injury and damage, law enforcement officers should take every precaution to ensure that firearms and ammunition are protected against theft or unauthorized use.
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  3. When storing a firearm in a government office, it will be secured inside a safety locking device and control of the keys or combination must be maintained to prevent unauthorized access to the firearm. At no time is the firearm to be left in a locked or unlocked file cabinet, desk drawer or other unsecure location.
  4. When storing a firearm at the agent's residence, it will be secured inside the safety locking device and control of the keys or combination must be maintained to prevent unauthorized access to the firearm. Firearm should be stored holstered in the safety locking device, ready for duty carry. Safety locking devices are to be stored out of plain view with limited/controlled access. An agency provided safety locking device must be securely affixed/locked to a secondary immobile object, whenever one is readily available.
  5. Temporary quarters, hotels, vacation residences, etc., are considered the agent’s residence. Therefore, an agent’s weapon must be secured with a safety locking device. If a safety locking device is unavailable, the use of an agency issued safety trigger locking device is required and the firearm will not be stored in plain view.
  6. In unusual circumstances and only when absolutely necessary, firearms and ammunition may be stored for short periods of time in a locked trunk of a vehicle. In vehicles with no trunk, firearms and ammunition must be stored in a safety locking device. Under no circumstances should a firearm be left in a vehicle overnight. When it is necessary to temporarily store firearms or ammunition in a locked vehicle, it will be stored in a safety locking device. The safety locking device will be secured in the trunk. When a trunk is not available the safety locking device will be stored out of plain view.
  7. It is preferable to store surplus ammunition separately from firearms. Ammunition will be stored in a safety locking device or a security room.
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  2. For information concerning the disposal of seized or forfeited firearms, see IRM 9.7.8, Disposition of Seized and Forfeited Property.
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If ever the revenue-ers come to my house, or the blue-hats, or the fbi-ies or any of the now-commie federal or international agencies or anyone else (Chicoms, etc)… for an illegitimate reason… they can have all the ammo they can catch
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The IRS does have an ammo budget. Seems like a lot of ammo but I expect it's generally used for practice and training.

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