In the United States, ammunition shortages have occurred as far back as 2008, but the market often corrects itself.
There are new questions regarding the availability of ammunition, who is purchasing it, and the price/tax of ammunition and firearms.
It appears that the IRS has been stockpiling ammunition for some time.
Since a few years ago, retail ammunition shortages have prompted Americans to investigate their causes and ponder who is purchasing and stockpiling the ammunition.
According to a 2019 Forbes report, the IRS has 4,487 firearms and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition, including “fully automatic… machine guns,” as reported by Western Journal.
According to Western Journal, a check of usaspending.gov revealed several ammo purchases made by the IRS over the past few years, ranging from $3,201 to $92,263.
Forbes reports that between 2009 and 2011, IRS officers “accidently discharged their firearms more often than they did intentionally,” a total of eleven times.
Thus, agents hardly ever used ammunition.
According to Western Journal, the agency itself consists of only a few thousand agents.
According to the IRS’s own website, CI “comprises roughly 3,500 workers worldwide.”
It is quite doubtful that a few thousand operatives who rarely fire their weapons would require anything close to that quantity of ammunition.
Yet, the IRS under the Biden administration is increasing the purchase of massive quantities of ammunition.
Michael Austin of Western Journal reports:
“Biden doesn’t have the votes to fully strip your Second Amendment rights with his comprehensive gun control proposals.
All the President needs to do is ensure there’s no ammunition left for you to buy.
At that point, he’s effectively destroyed your rights without one vote being cast.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Meanwhile, In New York, a bill to increase tax on ammunition by 1,0000% was introduced this spring.
And in the House, Rep. Donald Beyer, D-Va, is seeking to introduce a bill that would tax ‘assault weapons’ 1,000%. Read more…