Lauren Boebert: Why Do IRS Agents Need $700K in Ammunition?
List of other government agencies stockpiling guns and ammo:
During former President Barack Obama’s time in office, multiple federal agencies had been buying up exorbitant quantities of ammunition after his signature gun control legislation failed in Congress in 2013.
For example, the Department of Homeland Security had stockpiled 1.6 billion rounds of .40 caliber and 9 mm ammunition — enough to prosecute a 24-year war based on the amount of ammunition expended during the Iraq war’s peak.
- Department of Energy: approximately $50,000 worth of M-16 fully automatic rifles
- General Services Administration: approximately $16,000 in shotguns and Glocks
- Bureau of Reclamations: approximately $697,000 for firearms and ammunition
- EPA: almost $70,000 for ammunition
- Smithsonian: approximately $42,500 for ammunition
- Social Security: approximately $61,000 for ammunition
- $426,268 on hollow-point bullets, including orders from the Forest Service, National Park Service, Office of Inspector General, Bureau of Fiscal Service, as well as Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The latter three, sure, but the Forest Service, National Park Service, and Inspector General’s Office?
- Bureau of Engraving and printing: approximately $100,000 on firearms
- U.S. Mint: almost $180,000 for ammunition
- Bureau of Fiscal Services: approximately $672,000 on ammunition and firearms
- Department of Agriculture: $1.1 million for weapons and ammunition