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Plan B: Taxing to Death the Firearms Industry

Bill999 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 10:34 AM
If we allow the government impose a prohibitive tax to squash the Second Amendment, what is to stop the government from imposing a prohibitive tax on the exercise of free speech, or on newspapers or media access, or a tax on churches and a tax to attend church? Can the government put such a huge tax on legal services that it would prohibit retaining counsel? SCOTUS magically transformed the Obamacare mandate fine into a tax, so almost anything the governmen wants to punish us for, such as exercise of the Bill of Rights, can be termed a "tax" and imposed to prohibit such exercise of our rights.

If you can't ban it, tax it into being unattainable. As efforts to reinstate a federal ban on modern sporting rifles at the federal level fail to gain traction, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking for another option to get their gun control goals fulfilled with a little help from the IRS.

The proposals range from the modest -- a proposed 5 percent tax in New Jersey -- to the steep -- a proposed 50 percent ammo tax in Maryland. The bills follow efforts to ban...

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