Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Congresswoman Stephanie Bice from Oklahoma Initiates Investigation into IRS's Increasing Militarization

The Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) expressed their commendation today for Congresswoman Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma, who has sought clarification from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the agency's recent procurement of weapons and accessories, which has seemingly transformed the tax-collecting entity into a pseudo-military operation.

Congresswoman Bice has submitted a formal request to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, querying about the accounts the IRS employed to procure “weapons, gear, and ammunition” and asking for specifics regarding the types of modifications approved for IRS-issued firearms. She has stipulated a response within five working days.

“Congresswoman Bice is not alone in her quest for information," stated CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.

He continued, "As we highlighted just over a month ago, reports suggest that the IRS has spent close to $2.3 million on ammunition, nearly half a million on Smith & Wesson rifles, an additional $463,000 on Beretta tactical shotguns, and $1.2 million on ballistic shields. We, and our members, are keen to understand why."

Gottlieb reminded everyone that CCRKBA's interest was sparked when U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) proposed the "Why Does the IRS Have Guns Act" in June. Concurrently, released reports uncovered that the agency has been investing millions in firearms and equipment over several years, seemingly escalating since President Joe Biden assumed office.

Gottlieb added, "We backed Senator Joni Ernst last month when she proposed legislation to disarm the IRS, and we are equally supportive of Representative Bice's initiative to uncover the facts. The IRS, along with the Biden administration, need to provide some explanations. It's perplexing that a President, so determined to limit the firearm rights of lawful American citizens, is comfortable with federal agencies bristling with weaponry."

Gottlieb concluded, "We are optimistic that Representative Bice will receive all the information she has requested and share it with the taxpayers who funded these purchases. If IRS Commissioner Werfel fails to provide adequate answers, it's time for the public and Congress to question why."

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