Lawmakers are frustrated as at every turn they are met with resistance against gun bans. Now they are seeking to regulate firearms and ammunition with taxation, a sin tax of sorts.
According to Fox News,
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 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and expand background checks, measures that have had mixed success at the state level.
The taxes -- much like so-called "sin taxes," like those on cigarettes -- serve a dual purpose. They can deter buyers, while using the extra revenue for favored programs. In this case, the sponsors want to direct the money toward mental health services, police training and victims' treatment.
Obviously this is punishing law abiding citizens and a gross abuse of the power of taxation.
Senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation Lawrence Keane said,
"If anything, gun owners ought to be getting a tax rebate for helping reduce crime."
"We're obviously extremely opposed to try to tax the lawful exercise of the Second Amendment rights by law-abiding Americans," he said.
Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) introduced a bill that would impose a ten percent tax on "any concealable" firearm and this is supposed to be used to fund a national buyback program. Fortunately the bill is still in committee and will probably die there.
California has already seen a bill introduced by Democrat state representative Roger Dickinson that would impose a five cent tax on every bullet, while Oakland's Rob Bonta introduced a similar measure to aid law enforcement in high violent crime areas. Still a third measure would require licenses for ammunition dealers and have them report all sales.
"It shouldn't be so easy to buy bullets, the very thing that makes a gun deadly," said Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Berkeley. "While we have numerous safeguards in place to purchase a gun, it's easier today to buy bullets than to buy alcohol, cigarettes or some cold medicines."
First, it seems it is always Democrats pulling this kind of unconstitutional BS to restrict firearms and ammunition from law abiding citizens. Second, do you always see how they want so badly to disarm the public, yet build up their police force? Third, police officers are not protectors per se. They are enforcers of the law. This means they respond to violations of the law once they have been committed, at least that is what they are intended for.
Liberal Democrats are blasting away at the Second Amendment with all they've got on all fronts. They are Hell bent on ultimately disarming the American citizen.
However, all of this activity cannot be allowed to stand. With Republicans caving on various issues and now claiming that they will work with Democrats on more gun control and immigration, it looks like we are being set up here for a Second Revolution and it isn't because law abiding citizens have broken the law. It's because lawless, godless representatives have violated their oath of office and we have not held them accountable. We must begin to do so now.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.