Yes, the Internal Revenue Service did buy nearly $700K in ammunition in early 2022
VERIFY viewer Ian asked if the IRS bought $700,000 in ammunition earlier this year. It’s true. It’s for armed agents who can carry weapons and ammunition.
On July 1, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced the “Disarm the IRS Act,” which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from acquiring ammunition.
Gaetz had previously claimed the IRS purchases hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ammunition. In an interview published in June by Breitbart, a conservative news website, reported that Gaetz said the IRS spent approximately $700,000 “between March and June 1” purchasing ammunition.