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Gun tax: N.J. bill would add extra 5 percent sales tax on guns, ammunition
Star Ledger ^

Posted on 01/18/2013 6:28:05 PM PST by SMGFan

A New Jersey assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would add an extra 5 percent sales tax on guns and ammunition.

The money would fund safety improvements to public buildings.

Since the incident in Newtown, you start to listen to people. I’m listening to students, I’m listening to educators, I’m listening to everybody,” said Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Bergen). “I think the first thing has to be to take care of our infrastructure. then comes up the second question, well how are we going to pay for this?”

Under the bill (A3727), gun purchasers would pay the extra sales tax on top of the current 7 percent sales tax.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
No one should make a profit on safety improvements. /s
1 posted on 01/18/2013 6:28:08 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Pikers. The tax on loose cigarette tobacco went up by 2300% in 09.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 6:31:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I start tobacco seeds in the window box in just 12 more days.

Just like I do every year since 2009.

More than one way to avoid the revenuers.

/johnny

3 posted on 01/18/2013 6:33:43 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SMGFan

Waiting to hear about their new surtax on violent movies, music and video games.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 6:34:30 PM PST by Argus
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To: JRandomFreeper

The same reason I brew my own beer.

:-)


5 posted on 01/18/2013 6:38:22 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox
Same here. Government needs me much, much more than I need them. All they can do is break things and kill people.

I make stuff. And make stuff work.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/18/2013 6:41:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SMGFan
A 5% surtax prevents the next Sandy Hook mass shooting how?

This is the problem: Politicians couldn't WAIT to go stand on the dead bodies of those 20 children and find away to profit from it.

That fat bastard Christie and his newfound lover Barack Hussein Obama just make me want to vomit.

7 posted on 01/18/2013 6:44:04 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SMGFan

Yo Connie! If you’re “listening to everybody” then listen to me. Stop dancing in the blood of those children and stop exploiting their deaths for YOUR dumbass TAX INCREASE. You moronic, commie lib politicians are pathetic! You all make me sick.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 6:45:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: SMGFan

I’m a little surprised the tax isn’t higher than that. Of course, we all know taxes always start small, and continue to grow and grow as time goes by.

That sucker will hit 25% before ya know it! Will be interesting to see what measures folks will take to avoid compliance, which is common for most all such taxes.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 6:49:23 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SMGFan
What in the hell does "the infrastructure" have to do with school shootings, you opportunistic, socialist, ghoul?

Here's an idea: introduce a "murder tax". That'll do about as much good as making schools "gun free zones".

10 posted on 01/18/2013 6:53:06 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: SMGFan

Isn’t this an ethics issue for them. They are profiting from “something that kills people.”

Oh thats right. They are a bunch of greedy politicians looking for excuses to tax the people. It has nothing to do with protecting the people and all about money.

Slimebags.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 7:03:43 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: SMGFan

I’d make them a deal. I’ll pay the 5% if they let me buy a gun cash and carry. No check, not waiting.

That should be OK with them, after all they’re safe in their newly fortified buildings.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 7:13:52 PM PST by super7man
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To: SMGFan

Why not bring back the poll tax, or an “editorial” tax on newspapers, maybe a prayer tax. Will we remain silent when, next, the Feds impose licensing requirements to practice our religion or post on FreeRepublic? If we allow our rights to be taxed or licensed, are they really rights?


13 posted on 01/18/2013 7:26:15 PM PST by CanadianYankee (Obamacare, Taxation through misrepresentation)
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To: SMGFan
Well, how about a tax on big tire rims, gold 'grills', malt liquor, etc...
14 posted on 01/18/2013 7:32:39 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: SMGFan

Brings to mind the Stamp Act and its eventual fallout.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 7:33:10 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: SMGFan

Oh I get it. This woman is happy to exploit the dead children at Sandy Hook if it means she gets her building improvements. Shocked? No,she’s a lib. She’d have her own children killed (or aborted) and claim it should lead to other public programs if she could get by with it.

Wonder why I said “if”,,,obviously it IS standard operating procedure to a liberal.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 7:33:53 PM PST by austinaero
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To: SMGFan

I think they’re gonna run into a problem with “Minneapolis Star v. Minnesota Comm’r - 460 U.S. 575 (1983)” since the 2nd amendment is so fundamental.

If you can’t have a special ink tax for the printing press because it violates the 1st amendment then it would seem that would carry over.

http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/460/575/case.html


17 posted on 01/18/2013 7:34:00 PM PST by gantzm
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To: gantzm

Bingo!! If they can get away with this kind of tax then they can have an extra tax on Newpapers and Radios.

CC


18 posted on 01/18/2013 7:58:47 PM PST by Captain Compassion
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To: FlingWingFlyer

These Marxist asshats will do anything to steal Liberty, tax, waste, repeat.

The bureaucratic state knows no bounds.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 9:28:02 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: SMGFan

clear infringement


20 posted on 01/18/2013 9:31:25 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: SMGFan

“If you drive a car I’ll tax the street/ if you try to walk I’ll tax your feet/If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat/’cuz I’m the Tax Man...’’


21 posted on 01/18/2013 10:47:50 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m planting tobacco seeds also, clear up here along the Yukon. Friends have accomplished it in the past, my first time. Any good pointers?


22 posted on 01/18/2013 10:54:09 PM PST by Eska
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To: SMGFan

Unconstitutional for the same reason that taxing newspapers at a higher rate than other products is unconstitutional.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 5:07:06 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: SMGFan

extra tax to improve safety for public buildings? meaning protection against crazy shooters? Then why not guard the schools too?
The big fat cats in public buildings are safe but not the school kids?
Need to give these blood-sucking politicians an earful!


24 posted on 01/19/2013 5:25:36 AM PST by chrisnj
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To: Eska
Plenty of fertilizer is about the only thing tobacco needs.

As far as curing? Practice, practice, practice.

/johnny

25 posted on 01/19/2013 5:33:57 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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