Considering he’s the most solidly pro-2nd around, I’m sure he had a reason.
There have been more than a few NRA-backed measures over the years that I wish never had passed. This isn’t necessarily one of them.
Also, I believe that imported ammo and guns are subject to the same excise tax.
Q: is a 10% tax on a fundamental rights an “infringment”?
In addressing your question, ask yourself if democraps would tolerate a 10% excise tax on any and all abortions? The progressive dead-souls consider the right to kill an alive unborn child to be a fundamental right ...
11% for hand guns, FYI.
A .00000001 percent tax is an INFRINGEMENT. So are ALL federal gun laws.
According to SCOTUS, in the 1939 Miller decision, the answer to that is "Yes." The 2nd amendment stands in the way.