Skip to comments.Dems propose up to 50 percent tax on guns, ammo to fund research, safety programs
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 PittmanRobertson 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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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.
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Democrats are a collection of very annoying buttholes.
They’d love to create another “cigarette tax” where an industry underwrites it’s own undoing. No dice!
I am sufficiently stocked to carry me through any Dem’s next 3 elections AND CWII.
Good. Let them waste their time.
I like to think that I am well stocked, too. What is your idea in this regard?
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.
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.
You miss the point.
Well, it might wake the Fudds up.
This is their way to taking guns from honest, non-violent citizens. Violent criminals would not be paying this tax.
The DNC is a hive of scum and villainy.
Exactly. They are going to push people too far.
An outright ban on semi-automatic guns would be unconstitutional.
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.
These powder puffs tax everything. They know zip about business/econ etc.
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The STUDY has been done. Now, ARM We the People.
I’ll sign-on, but only if folks who own property can vote on the proposal...
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.
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