Well, if you can’t ban it, then tax it. At least then, you get to control it as well as make millions of dollars in the process. The Democratics NEVER saw a tax they did not like! Even the Democratic from Missouri said that the government needed to collect all the money from the people! That seems to be the Democrat strategy now with regard to guns to control handguns. New Jersey Democrat Representative Bill Pascrell has co-sponsored legislation that aims to increase the handgun tax to 20% and the ammo tax to 50%:
Under the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act, the excise tax on guns would double to 20% and the tax for ammunition would increase from 11% to 50%.
The bill is misnamed the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act since the higher tax on firearms and ammo is NOT going to curb violence committed with guns. All it will do is make it more costly and difficult for citizens to buy guns and ammo, to protect them. Thus, I suggest you go out today and start buying ammo before the tax kicks in.
Pascrell’s excused was that the tax on handguns was last increased in 1955. And that the tax rate on ammunition and other types of firearms has remained the same since 1941. We can not let that stand. Thus, Pascrell has found something that had not been taxed enough in recent years. And that is supposed to be reason to increase the taxes, let these gun owners pay their “fair share?”
This is another excuse to charge higher taxes on those in Washington D.C. since they love to steal YOUR money!