Socialist Democrat Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) is apparently wanting to tax gun owners $100 per firearm! However, she isn’t the only one. She’s got 12 co-sponsors to a new bill of hers to do so!
HR 3830, introduced by Velazquez, won’t look to tax those firearms purchased by her statist government, which would also apply to the very people who support that government with their taxes, but targets individual Americans who are simply exercising a God-given right to perform a God-given duty to defend a free state.
The bill, deceptively named the Reducing gun Violence in our Neighborhoods Act of 2015, should be named the fleecing of the American Gun Owner in Order to Criminalize Gun Owners Act.
It was introduced on October 26, 2015 with 12-co-sponsors, which were all Democrats, including Islamic stealth jihadi Keith Ellison (D-MN). Here is a list of supporters:
- Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9]
- Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14]
- Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5]
- Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20]
- Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15]
- Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17]
- Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8]
- Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-5]
- Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10]
- Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32]
- Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13]
- Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15]
“To reduce gun violence, increase mental health counseling, and enhance the tracking of lost and stolen firearms,” is the stated purpose of the bill. However, how does taxing a gun do that? According to the bill, the tax would go to the Department of (IN)Justice’s Gun Violence Reduction and Mental Health Counseling Trust Fund.
So, this is just another way for constitution violating Attorney General Loretta Lynch to steal more of American’s property, ie. Their money, in order to fund something that is unconstitutional. No surprise here, but it won’t stop gun violence, since it will tax law-abiding gun owners and not criminals who own guns.
But the tax is just a start. According to the bill, it would also authorize the Attorney General to establish “a national standard for the incorporation of a passive identification capability into all firearms sold in the United States.
The bill states that the passive identification capability is “a technology that–(A)enables a firearm to be identified by a mobile or fixed reading device; and (B) does not emit or broadcast an electronic signal or other information that would enable the firearm or its owner to be monitored or tracked.”
However, that is not all that should be noted in when it comes to Rep. Velazquez nor the bill.
Dr. Eowyn points out:
Interestingly, the main contributors to Velasquez’s election campaigns have been banks, including Goldman Sachs. (Source: Open Secrets)
She has consistently voted against bi-partisan House efforts to audit the federal reserve, both in 2009 and in 2012.
In 2012, the American Small Business League (ASBL) named Velazquez as the most anti-small business member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She blocked legislation, including H.R. 3184, “The Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act,” that would prevent large corporations from claiming billions of dollars worth of federal contracts reserved for small businesses. Velazquez also voted to divert billions in federal contract dollars earmarked for small businesses to firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BlackWater and Italian defense firm Finmeccanica.
According to AL.com, Velazquez’s proposal is just the latest in a series of gun control measures introduced by Congressional Democrats. Earlier this summer, another New York Congresswoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, introduced a measure that would require gun owners to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon or face a fine of up to $10,000.
So, not only is she a socialist gun grabber, but she has the big banksters backing her too. This is one to contact your representative over and share with your friends to put the heat on them to not allow this to even be voted on in the House.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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