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Old 08-27-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Gone
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There are already liquor taxes, cigarette taxes why not a gun and ammo tax if it promotes the public health.
They don't promote anything but more money for the State, same can be said of more taxes on guns and ammo as they will do apsolutely nothing for safety but will bring in more money for the State or Feds.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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Another "sin tax". Like cigarettes. Singling people out you don't like and punishing them with taxes.

Whether we like it or not, guns and ammo are legal. There should be a law against special taxes on unpopular things.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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I was listening to Coast to Coast AM last night and the guest had some interesting observations. He said that the war against guns was over, there's just no way the feds can ever hope to ban guns since there are too many and the desire of the people to own them is too widespread and too ingrained in our culture. The feds have failed at every turn in trying to generate a reason to ban them and will try something new. Not aimed at guns but owners, possibly. Or manufacturers.
I wonder what they're planning. Thankfully stupid is the new normal in DC so we'll have a good chance at outsmarting them again and again.


I"ll tell you'll how they will get the guns...via the SUpreme Court. As this nation and it's lazy underclass of degenerates becomes more and more liberal, expect more liberal Presidents and more liberal SUpreme Court appointees. They will have to wait a decade or two, but they will get their gun grab.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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Reload your own ammo.
Too freakn expensive theses days and they will get around to the components sooner or later.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I"ll tell you'll how they will get the guns...via the SUpreme Court. As this nation and it's lazy underclass of degenerates becomes more and more liberal, expect more liberal Presidents and more liberal SUpreme Court appointees. They will have to wait a decade or two, but they will get their gun grab.
Yep, blame it on others for the right's failure to win votes.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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But the physical gun and ammo are merchandise. You have a right to own a gun, you don't have a right to free, non-taxed guns and ammo.
True and taxes are already paid when buying them, I alwasy find it interesting when people use the excuse that it helps the public to add more and more "sin" taxes to items, I guess owning a gun is the new "sin" on the block. The only thing that happens with more taxes is more revenue for the government and of-course more wasteful spending using those funds.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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True and taxes are already paid when buying them, I alwasy find it interesting when people use the excuse that it helps the public to add more and more "sin" taxes to items, I guess owning a gun is the new "sin" on the block. The only thing that happens with more taxes is more revenue for the government and of-course more wasteful spending using those funds.
Exactly, a politician will not be voted out by raising taxes on guns/ammo or cigarettes. They do it because they can get away with it. That's why there should be some kind of amendment to the constitution to protect the individual from the tyranny of the majority through taxes.

I'm not a gun person. I don't own one. I'm also not a smoker but it burns me when they raise taxes on cigarettes too. An easy way for gutless lawmakers to make up for revenue shortfalls.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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What is free about taxing a god given right?
Sounds like an infringement on our constitutional rights.

I don't abide by the 1934 Act, as it restricts my freedom.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What is free about taxing a god given right?
Sounds like an infringement on our constitutional rights.

I don't abide by the 1934 Act, as it restricts my freedom.
There is no tax on your right to bear arms. There is a tax on the guns and ammo merchandise.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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There is no tax on your right to bear arms. There is a tax on the guns and ammo merchandise.
Why should it be taxed more than coffee makers or coffee? That is bad for your health too right? Some doctors say that.

How about alcohol? Sure there are some extra taxes but if they really wanted to raise some revenue and if you really want to find the foundation of most health issues and society problems you can start with alcohol. Who not tax the crap out of that?

Because it will cost them votes, that's why. Such hypocrisy.
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