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New on the 2009 Federal Tax Return - Gun Ownership Disclosure
Email | January 22, 2010 | Redleg Duke

Posted on 01/22/2010 12:54:14 PM PST by Redleg Duke

I just received an email from a friend regarding something new on the 2009 Federal IRS Tax Return requiring all gun owners to disclose all firearms they own. It claimed that this was verified by Snopes.

The email claims it was snuck in under a list of minor regulatory changes to the IRS laws and signed off without being read by the Congress Critters.

According to the email, all gun owners would need to pay a registration fee of $50 per firearm and also would require that the owners be fingerprinted.

It seems far-fetched, but I wouldn't put it past the pResident. Has anyone else received it?


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KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; gunregistration; irs; snopes
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1 posted on 01/22/2010 12:54:14 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Redleg Duke

It’s a hoax. I’ve seen the 2009 IRS Form 1040s (you can get them from the IRS Web site), and no such thing is on the forms.


2 posted on 01/22/2010 12:55:29 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: Redleg Duke

AFAIK, this has been debunked.


3 posted on 01/22/2010 12:55:57 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: Redleg Duke

Hoax, been floating around since about 2000 with the year changed each time


4 posted on 01/22/2010 12:56:02 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Redleg Duke
It claimed that this was verified by Snopes.

Was the claim that it was verified by Snopes also verified by Snopes?

You should but spam blocker up for this friend.

5 posted on 01/22/2010 12:58:08 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: Redleg Duke
No, Snopes says it's false. Multiple variations, misleading e-mails.

If the government was looking for a way to start a real tax revolt - or worse - this would be one way to get things rolling.

6 posted on 01/22/2010 12:58:18 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Redleg Duke

I fell for it too a few months ago. NRA devoted a short article in one of its magazines to debunk it. But, apparently, this rumor persists from an actual attempt to do just that a few years ago.


7 posted on 01/22/2010 12:58:41 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Redleg Duke
IT IS ON THERE!!~!!1111! In fact, there is now a $100.00-per-annum Gun Record Maintenance Fee for each firearm!!!!11!!111

COINCIDENCE????????????????????????????

8 posted on 01/22/2010 12:58:58 PM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: Redleg Duke

Was the email from George Carlin, Ted Nugent, or Don Rickles?


9 posted on 01/22/2010 12:59:14 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Redleg Duke

You might want to actually look it up on Snopes before saying it was verified.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/taxreturns.asp


10 posted on 01/22/2010 12:59:15 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Mears

bump for later


11 posted on 01/22/2010 1:02:41 PM PST by Mears
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To: Redleg Duke
"It claimed that this was verified by Snopes."

IT claimed (the e-mail) Did you even bother to verify it yourself? I can't believe you would start a thread with this kind of dribble.

12 posted on 01/22/2010 1:03:52 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: mgstarr

I am delighted to have egg on my face over this one.


13 posted on 01/22/2010 1:04:28 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Mears

Just finished my taxes last night...no questions about guns, not that I would have been honest. “gee mr government I sold then last month......blah blah....”


14 posted on 01/22/2010 1:05:09 PM PST by JohnD9207 (REGISTERED RIGHT WING THUG!)
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To: Spunky

Snopes = a liberal couple in an apt. somewhere.


15 posted on 01/22/2010 1:06:18 PM PST by bicyclerepair (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: Spunky
Tell you what, Spunky, you just beat the shit out of me for bringing this up. Whatever it takes to make you feel like a real man!

I got it on my iPhone and it isn't that easy to read. I posted here to get it verified or straightened out, but not to take a bunch of crap from a second-rate like you.

So enjoy your vitriol...I am just glad it is a hoax.

16 posted on 01/22/2010 1:07:59 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Redleg Duke
I just received an email from a friend regarding something new on the 2009 Federal IRS Tax Return requiring all gun owners to disclose all firearms they own. It claimed that this was verified by Snopes.

Had you bothered to check with Snopes then you would have found it to be False.

17 posted on 01/22/2010 1:08:32 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Redleg Duke
I would never divulge how many guns I have to anyone, much less the Government. Let 'em take me to court, and then we'll test the constitutionality of the demand.

There's a reason why the Founders wanted us armed, and questions like this would only be proof of their wisdom.

;-/

18 posted on 01/22/2010 1:09:08 PM PST by Gargantua (Appropriate that the re-birth of our great nation WILL be delivered by a woman.)
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To: Lazamataz

Wow. That was a short editorial compared to the first one.... LOL.


19 posted on 01/22/2010 1:11:43 PM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: Redleg Duke

It’s alright... us gun owners need not fight among ourselves and need to support each other. Thanks for posting and thanks for revealing the truth... THE END! :)


20 posted on 01/22/2010 1:11:53 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: Redleg Duke

I just did my taxes. No such item found.


21 posted on 01/22/2010 1:12:21 PM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: Redleg Duke
It may well be a hoax but I don’t own any guns. I’m sure no one else on FR owns any either. Guns are dangerous. Why would we own any dangerous things like guns. //sarcasm off//
22 posted on 01/22/2010 1:13:31 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Gargantua

What’s a gun?


23 posted on 01/22/2010 1:14:29 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: Redleg Duke
"Tell you what, Spunky, you just beat the shit out of me for bringing this up. Whatever it takes to make you feel like a real man!

LOL! You may want to take a look at my profile.

You have been around here long enough (1999) to know that JimRob does not want bandwidth taken up with a thread like this.

24 posted on 01/22/2010 1:15:51 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Redleg Duke

It’s true. There’s a special $200.00 levy per each firearm owned; however, you can’t send it to your regional IRS Processing Center with the rest of your return. Shoot me a FReemail and I’ll get you the info for the PO Box you’ll need to send it to.


25 posted on 01/22/2010 1:17:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Redleg Duke
I would quote Sen. Gramm:"I have more guns than I need, but less than I want."

That is, if this were true...

Also, would they ask "How many in house and how many buried in PVC in back yard?"

26 posted on 01/22/2010 1:20:10 PM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: bicyclerepair
"Snopes = a liberal couple in an apt. somewhere."

May be so. Doesn't change the fact.

27 posted on 01/22/2010 1:21:27 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: All

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/taxreturns.asp
Snopes declares this to be FALSE. Don’t know why anyone would say that supposedly it is true — when it’s so very easy to find out it’s not.


28 posted on 01/22/2010 1:21:40 PM PST by awakened (January 20, 2013 -- The end of an error.)
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To: mnehring

What about the 1040 form that asks how much you made for the tax year and then states to send it all in. Do I have to keep filing that one?


29 posted on 01/22/2010 1:22:16 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Redleg Duke

One of the key lies in the original is that the bill will only become public knowledge 30 days after it is signed into law. That isn’t how lawmaking works in the US.

Even regulations from government agencies have to be publicly disclosed and have a public comment period before they go into effect.


30 posted on 01/22/2010 1:22:16 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: bicyclerepair

They’re in California...


31 posted on 01/22/2010 1:23:23 PM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Redleg Duke

Any time you get an email claiming a subject is verified “true” by Snopes, verify it yourself by Snopes before forwarding it.


32 posted on 01/22/2010 1:24:46 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Virtue is to be apologized for. Depravity commands respect. - Galt)
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To: Redleg Duke
Next week you can post the HR45 one - just to keep things moving.
33 posted on 01/22/2010 1:28:25 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Redleg Duke

I may well be the biggest conspiracy nut in the US, but even I find it hard to believe that the left could be THIS nuts. Their response rate would be minimal, at best. And the NRA would have a bloody fit, as would 100 million gun owners across the country. The left would LOVE to do this, but I can’t imagine they have the guts or the requisite death wish.


34 posted on 01/22/2010 1:28:35 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Redleg Duke

I’ll report all guns...my staple gun...my glue gun...my nail gun...but c’mon 50 bucks each

Pistols...Revolvers...Rifles no guns other than those listed above


35 posted on 01/22/2010 1:47:06 PM PST by PoloSec (Note to Princess B H Obama: May PISS be Upon Mohammads Head...You Pervert)
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To: Redleg Duke

see if your friend is willing to put a deposit down on a bridge and get back to me.


36 posted on 01/22/2010 1:51:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Mass. elects Scott Brown. NVA:" for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my birth state")
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To: Cold Heart
Do I have to keep filing that one?

Yes, but new filing instructions are to make the check out to "IYAS9YAS" and there is a new mailing address...

37 posted on 01/22/2010 1:58:59 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Lazamataz
In fact, there is now a $100.00-per-annum Gun Record Maintenance Fee for each firearm!!!!11!!111

$150.00 for Saturday night specials. They require more maintenance.

38 posted on 01/22/2010 2:00:37 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Joe 6-pack

It’s $500 and it’s the POB in S.C, right Joe?


39 posted on 01/22/2010 2:15:49 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
"It’s $500 and it’s the POB in S.C, right Joe?"

$200. The PO Box in Louisiana is having a sale this year ;-)

40 posted on 01/22/2010 2:18:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Redleg Duke

Please use Factcheck.org


41 posted on 01/22/2010 2:45:12 PM PST by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: Redleg Duke

Jesus.

If you get a scary email, it’s *always* a hoax.

Always.


42 posted on 01/22/2010 2:46:35 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Redleg Duke; mosaicwolf

sold all my guns to a black dude with gold teef in the park last year,
didn’t get a name, sorry.


43 posted on 01/22/2010 2:56:38 PM PST by TNPatriot (No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. -RR)
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To: Redleg Duke
Just wait till you see the census form. They want the results of your latest colonoscopy ;-)
44 posted on 01/22/2010 3:03:41 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Marsha Coakley's been teabagged. The rest of you Democrat Teabaggees - you're next.)
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To: Redleg Duke

You think that’s bad, there’s a new tax on air-to-air missiles and antitank guns, too. I durn near had to get a second mortgage on the bunker to pay for the one on landmines. I guess I got options, but do you realize how hard it is to rob a liquor store with a landmine? I mean, I tried “stick ‘em up, everybody, or I’m gonna step on this thing!” but the guy behind the counter only said “Go ahead. I’m a Democrat. The week couldn’t possibly get worse.”


45 posted on 01/22/2010 3:06:32 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: TNPatriot

Dang...at least you got something for yours...I lost all of mine when the boat tipped over last year...


46 posted on 01/22/2010 3:12:08 PM PST by BamaBlue
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To: Redleg Duke

Who is giving these commie pukes running our country these ideas?


47 posted on 01/22/2010 5:18:52 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: mgstarr

“You might want to actually look it up on Snopes before saying it was verified.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/taxreturns.asp";

Snopes is run by a left-wing couple...which makes me think that there is some merit to the rumor. Snopes still hasn’t explained the death of Barbara Wise (deputy of Ronald Brown who just happened to drop dead half-clothed in her DC office).


48 posted on 01/22/2010 6:46:45 PM PST by BobL (When Democrats start to love this country more than they hate Republicans, good things might happen.)
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To: mosaicwolf

GUNs are Icky!


49 posted on 01/22/2010 7:37:45 PM PST by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: Redleg Duke

If there were such a question, I suspect a lot of people would lie about it. An awful lot; as in everybody!

But FWIW, I checked to make sure Massachusetts didn’t try to slip such an abomination into their tax forms this year. No such animal, though they do ask an awful lot of questions about my health insurance.


50 posted on 01/22/2010 8:01:24 PM PST by DNME (Remember, we are still under a state of national emergency for H1N1! Remain vigilant!)
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