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Dems propose up to 50 percent tax on guns, ammo to fund research, safety programs
guns.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Chris Eger

Posted on 03/05/2018 9:50:00 AM PST by PROCON

The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018 would up excise taxes on ammunition for non-government users to 50 percent, while guns would jump to 20. (Photo: DOD)

A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would up the taxes on firearms and ammunition to pay for research on “gun violence and its prevention.”

The measure, H.R.5103, was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois with nine co-sponsors. It aims to increase current taxes on guns and ammunition, as well as fees associated with National Firearms Act weapons.

Under the plan, ammunition would see excise taxes increase to 50 percent and firearms to 20 percent. Currently, manufacturers pay a long-running 11 percent excise tax on sporting firearms and ammunition under the Pittman–Robertson Act, which goes to fund conservation efforts such as hunter education programs, public shooting ranges and preserving wildlife habitat. The jump in fees under Davis’ plan would be set aside for public safety grants and research.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; ammotax; banglist; democrats; gungrabbers; guntax; tyranny
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This isn't a "knee-jerk" reaction by them, this is WHO and WHAT the democrat party is.

They want to TAX you and punish you for owning legal firearms.

I say keep bringing these anti-2nd Amendment, anti-freedom resolutions up all year long so voters are reminded how fascistic these people are.

1 posted on 03/05/2018 9:50:01 AM PST by PROCON
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2 posted on 03/05/2018 9:50:34 AM PST by PROCON (Repeal the Gun-Free School Zone Act, Protect Our Children!)
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To: PROCON

Democrats are a collection of very annoying buttholes.


3 posted on 03/05/2018 9:51:10 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: PROCON

They’d love to create another “cigarette tax” where an industry underwrites it’s own undoing. No dice!


4 posted on 03/05/2018 9:51:33 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: PROCON

LOL!

I am sufficiently stocked to carry me through any Dem’s next 3 elections AND CWII.


5 posted on 03/05/2018 9:52:02 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: PROCON

Good. Let them waste their time.


6 posted on 03/05/2018 9:55:49 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (DACA is going to be a riot!)
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To: G Larry

I like to think that I am well stocked, too. What is your idea in this regard?


7 posted on 03/05/2018 9:56:09 AM PST by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: PROCON

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm seems to me the cigarette tax was to fund children’s health programs too. Now it appears to be a fixed government taxpayer funded project.


8 posted on 03/05/2018 9:56:33 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Conservatives seek the truth. Democrats seek the power to dictate what truth is.)
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To: PROCON

Tell you what. We will tax abortions heavily in order to study how the baby dies and how long it takes. Deal? The answer is GET LOST.


9 posted on 03/05/2018 9:56:37 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: G Larry

You miss the point.


10 posted on 03/05/2018 9:57:21 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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To: PROCON

Well, it might wake the Fudds up.


11 posted on 03/05/2018 9:57:33 AM PST by DBrow
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To: PROCON

This is their way to taking guns from honest, non-violent citizens. Violent criminals would not be paying this tax.


12 posted on 03/05/2018 9:59:03 AM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is the denial of human nature. Liberals are insane. Liberals should be in strait jackets.)
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To: PROCON

The DNC is a hive of scum and villainy.


13 posted on 03/05/2018 10:01:01 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Tallguy

Exactly. They are going to push people too far.


14 posted on 03/05/2018 10:01:34 AM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette)
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To: PROCON
At least a tax would be constitutional. A tax was the same approach taken by the 1934 National Firearms Act that regulated machine guns, short barreled rifles and shotguns, silencers, and destructive devices.

An outright ban on semi-automatic guns would be unconstitutional.

15 posted on 03/05/2018 10:03:54 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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“Dems propose up to 50 percent tax on guns, ammo to fund research, safety programs”

This is as bad as a poll tax. If passed the results would impact women, minorities, and the poor the hardest.

I can't help but question the intent of the sponsors of this confiscatory tax proposal.

16 posted on 03/05/2018 10:05:32 AM PST by jeffersondem
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To: SaxxonWoods

These powder puffs tax everything. They know zip about business/econ etc.


17 posted on 03/05/2018 10:06:00 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: PROCON

Unearthed Taxpayer Funded Gun Study Ordered By Obama Blows Holes In Every Gun Control Argument
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3637376/posts

The STUDY has been done. Now, ARM We the People.


18 posted on 03/05/2018 10:06:53 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD. Psalm 33:12)
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To: PROCON

I’ll sign-on, but only if folks who own property can vote on the proposal...


19 posted on 03/05/2018 10:09:45 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jeffersondem

Poll taxes make a lot of sense, actually. Universal Suffrage in any event is a complete and utter disaster.

Let’s find another analogy to disparage.


20 posted on 03/05/2018 10:09:53 AM PST by Freedom4US
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