Skip to comments.Democrats attempting to revive push to tax the heck out of guns and ammunition
Posted on 08/27/2013 1:31:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Ive never been a fan of any form of sin taxes, so called because our august lawmakers deem a particular behavior a vice and then try to ramp up the taxes on its perpetrators to supposedly pay for the cost of the behavior on society at large, but the idea that law-abiding, gun-owning citizens need to pay for the sins of what are overwhelmingly not law-abiding and probably not tax-paying criminals really just takes the cake of stupid.
But no way is that stopping a couple of Congressional Democrats from fixing to propose even steeper taxes on the lawful purchasers of handguns and ammunition and supposedly funnel the revenue to gun violence prevention. Via Fox News:
Called the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act, the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, while raising the levy on bullets and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent.
The lawmakers say the bill would generate $600 million per year, which would be used to fund law-enforcement and gun violence prevention.
The bill would also increase the transfer tax on all weapons (except antique guns) covered under the National Firearms Act (which excludes most common guns) from $200 to $500 and index to inflation and increase the transfer tax for any other weapon from $5 to $100.
This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now, Davis said. As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.
Yes, by all means, lets add yet another regressive barrier to home- and self-defense, so that even more people will be completely dependent on the police for protection, in order to help offset the costs of law enforcement! Anyone? Anyone?
Its no surprise that Davis represents a portion of Chicago, whose own long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources for violence prevention has been a direct cause of skyrocketing murder rates but still seems to insist for more gun control as the answer.
Great. Another run on ammo. We just got done with the last one.
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Why do we not have a BATF to check paperwork for abortion clinics...?
Why no wait periods..? Why no KNOWLEDGE QUIZ...? Why no abortion purchase permit card...?
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Not quite, there is still no 22LR in Wisconsin
Does Homeland Security get taxed, too with their billions of rounds?
First only 1 abortion per 1 year.
What? You’re not an EXTREMIST, right? Show us you’re non-partisan.
Then, later it’s 1 abortion per 3 years.
And so on, continually.
Hey abortion is NOT in the Constitution.
Not at all.
It’s available, maybe not at your price.
Pascrell was once mayor of that cesspool of urban blight called Paterson New Jersey. The other clown is from Illinois - and that probably means Chicago as it controls the state.
Instead of a tax on firearms, if they were really concerned about urban violence, they would impose a special tax on the male organs of the inhabitants thereof as their
profligate use of the same generates masses of un-parented offspring which are the sources of this gun violence. They could use the proceeds to distribute free condoms. THAT would go a lot further towards controlling violence in the inner cities.
I saw three boxes of 22 shorts in Colorado two weeks ago.
Der Democratic Party Furher Obama ischt niche hindern (dissuaded).
“Does Homeland Security get taxed, too with their billions of rounds?”
Governments are tax exempt. Weirdly, though, when my company sold military hardware to the Australian Navy, it was taxed by the Australian government...We were cautioned to figure the tax into the sales price...
If Republicans had a hair on their butts, they would respond each time with a proposal to place a $50,000 Dead Baby Tax on every abortion.
“Not quite, there is still no 22LR in Wisconsin”
Bought some a week ago on line at Midway.
We should start getting all of our guns and ammo from Mexico, totally unregulated by the United States Government.
Maybe then, the Dems would be troubled by the open border policy?
The Constitution guarantees (NOT gives) you the right to keep and bear arms. Arms include ammunition else the gun is useless. They should be completely free of any federal taxes. Not one bit different than having to pay a poll tax. Actually, I’m wrong; it is different. Voting is not a God-given right. Self protection is.
Nothing new. They have been trying this for many years.
Like this will stop gun violence. The worst thing is this will NOT make these idiots feel good for any length of time. Useless, waste of time and resources for everyone brought to you by the self righteous boneheads.