Democrats attempting to revive push to tax the heck out of guns and ammunition

posted at 12:41 pm on August 27, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I’ve never been a fan of any form of sin taxes, so called because our august lawmakers deem a particular behavior a vice and then try to ramp up the taxes on its perpetrators to supposedly pay for the cost of the behavior on society at large, but the idea that law-abiding, gun-owning citizens need to pay for the sins of what are overwhelmingly not law-abiding and probably not tax-paying criminals… really just takes the cake of stupid.

But no way is that stopping a couple of Congressional Democrats from fixing to propose even steeper taxes on the lawful purchasers of handguns and ammunition and supposedly funnel the revenue to ‘gun violence prevention.’ Via Fox News:

Called the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act,” the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, while raising the levy on bullets and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent. …

The lawmakers say the bill would generate $600 million per year, which would be used to fund law-enforcement and gun violence prevention. …

The bill would also increase the transfer tax on all weapons (except antique guns) covered under the National Firearms Act (which excludes most common guns) from $200 to $500 and index to inflation and increase the transfer tax for any other weapon from $5 to $100. …

“This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now,” Davis said. “As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.”

Yes, by all means, let’s add yet another regressive barrier to home- and self-defense, so that even more people will be completely dependent on the police for protection, in order to help offset the costs of law enforcement! …Anyone? Anyone?

It’s no surprise that Davis represents a portion of Chicago, whose own “long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources” for violence prevention has been a direct cause of skyrocketing murder rates but still seems to insist for more gun control as the answer.


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These marxists would tax air if they could find a way.

CurtZHP on August 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Jeeze. What do we need to do? Put a stake through the hearts of these bloodsuckers? They never, ever, ever, stop. The GOP could learn something from them.

totherightofthem on August 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

What’s to stop some one from manufacturing their own?

EnglishRogue on August 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Counter with a tax on Hybirds, electric cars, and organic foods. Watch them give up.

Oil Can on August 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Ah yes.

Require ID to vote and liberals scream about suppressing the black vote.

Require abortion mills to conform to the same medical standards as other surgical centers and liberals scream about “War on Wymenses”.

If only we could get liberals to admit that taxation in most cases is not about raising revenue to run a government serving the public good but rather social engineering, redistribution and “social justice”.

gwelf on August 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Whitey can’t have a gun.

….and if they do, tax the crap out of them, give it to a government program that is bloated and expanding to “serve” inner city youth.

So predictable these Progressives.

PappyD61 on August 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Counter with a tax on Hybirds, electric cars, and organic foods. Watch them give up.

Oil Can on August 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

How about an abortion tax.

gwelf on August 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Progressive thought pattern; Lets find out what doesn’t work then push it as the solution to all our problems (that were caused by progressives).

Flange on August 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM

These marxists would tax air if they could find a way.

CurtZHP on August 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

You don’t say…

NotCoach on August 27, 2013 at 12:49 PM

So liberals want to keep legal guns out of the hands of poor black people? And they say we’re racist.

gwelf on August 27, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Guys. This is good news.

What happens every time these twits go after guns? They get their fingers blown off. So… popcorn anyone?

Karmashock on August 27, 2013 at 12:52 PM

These marxists would tax air if they could find a way.

CurtZHP on August 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

The California Air Resources Board has already found many ways.

Mark1971 on August 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Have I mentioned Democrats are evil?

Well, they are.

MTF on August 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

“This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now,” Davis said.

 
verbaluce made a great point about this yesterday, so I’m going to defer to him on the need for this.

rogerb on August 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

2014 is around the corner. Let the fools remain in DC and pay through your eyes, with your freedom and with your dough.

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

So what are the chances that ANY Congressional Republican
will point out to these Sh*tbags the DHS Black Zulu Warrior
who is stockpiling ammo for the coming Race War?????

Maybe they could address him first???

Oh, he’s on the “Approved list” Nevermind….

ToddPA on August 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

To pay the tax? Registration… universal registration provides for later confiscation.

DANEgerus on August 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM

“This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now,” Davis said.

verbaluce made a great point about this yesterday, so I’m going to defer to him on the need for this.

rogerb on August 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

KAPOW!!

ToddPA on August 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

What’s to stop some one from manufacturing their own?

EnglishRogue on August 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

They will. People always find a way around these things. Regulation like this drives homemade weaponry creation and black market sales. It creates far more problems than it solves but that’s the democrats for you. Always looking to create more problems from warrantless “solutions”.

HotAirian on August 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM

If we’re taxing killing devices then there should also be a 50% tax on all abortions.

rplat on August 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM

verbaluce made a great point about this yesterday, so I’m going to defer to him on the need for this.

rogerb on August 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

KAPOW!!

ToddPA on August 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Welcome to Rock-Em-SocK-Em Robots!

Oh my, Rogerb just KNOCKED HIS BLOCK OFF!!!!!

ToddPA on August 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

… the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan, while never accepting that their plans are the problem …

Freddy on August 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Somewhere down in the basement somewhere is an old press…few moving parts, made of iron and steel…a reloader…simple to operate. And the same can be made from a wine bottle corker, with a few adjustments…

Now, handguns…wish somebody could invent some sort of new technology to maybe print one off your home computer or something.

Or maybe invent interchangeable parts so bits and pieces of, say, maybe a .44 Colt, so one could be put together from a used parts box.

coldwarrior on August 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

These marxists would tax air if they could find a way.

CurtZHP on August 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Or rain.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/maryland-soon-roll-out-rain-tax

gwelf on August 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

They will. People always find a way around these things. Regulation like this drives homemade weaponry creation and black market sales. It creates far more problems than it solves but that’s the democrats for you. Always looking to create more problems from warrantless “solutions”.

HotAirian on August 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Then they should be classed as “undocumented” manufacturers .

EnglishRogue on August 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

verbaluce made a great point about this yesterday, so I’m going to defer to him on the need for this.

rogerb on August 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Too bad there isn’t an HA Hall of Fame, because you sir belong in it.

NotCoach on August 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

We can’t have an armed populace how ever will we stage a coup? This is Dem thinking pure and simple.

neyney on August 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Isn’t making it unaffordable to exercise a right de facto denying that right? Isn’t the the big kerfluffle about healthcare; that it’s too expensive and so you are denying the right to healthcare to the poor? Owning a gun is a right as outlined by the constitution and the supreme court. Imagine trying to tax people for not housing soldiers in their homes.

philoquin on August 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Tax guns to pay for left wing propaganda and lies. Another Carbon tax ploy. Fortunately it will go nowhere.

pat on August 27, 2013 at 1:14 PM

When it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 27, 2013 at 1:14 PM

It would make more sense for the tax to be on rap music and violent video games.

slickwillie2001 on August 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Really, by today’s government policies, we should be giving guns away for free to people who can’t otherwise afford to buy them.

philoquin on August 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Maroons

cmsinaz on August 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I’ve already started reading up on reloading ammo.

crrr6 on August 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

This is anti-Constitutional harrassment of legitimate gun owners. Or are we to believe that the gangs of South Chicago are going to be paying more for their guns and ammo.

Happy Nomad on August 27, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Really, by today’s government policies, we should be giving guns away for free to people who can’t otherwise afford to buy them.

philoquin on August 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Good idea. Maybe one of us should go before Congress and beg politicians for “access” to the second amendment, Sandra Fluke style.

crrr6 on August 27, 2013 at 1:21 PM

There is already an 11% excise tax on guns and ammo that goes directly into wildlife conservation, per the Pittman-Rpbertson Act. This act helped bring back WT deer, turkeys and other wildlife that were in low numbers decades ago. Because of the huge increase in sales of guns and ammo, the P-R fund is flush this year.

If this new tax passed, that would mean less ammo would be purchased, and less money for wildlife conservation–just another lesson in unintended consequences and disincentives.

I’m happy to pay the current tax, because the programs it pays for have been effective. I have no illusions that these “gun violence” programs would be effective for anything other than perhaps causing an increase in violence.

juliesa on August 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM

This is a win for current gun owners and gun shops throughout the country!!!

My friends and I have stockpiled tens upon of thousands of rounds of ammo in the past few years. We’ve piled in on 30+ round magazines. We invested well in choosing (at the time affordable and available) semi-automatic weapons of our choosing.

The owners of my local gun stores are selling guns and ammo at record rates. They are building bigger stores, ranges and buying new cars and homes for themselves.

My investments are paying off as the cases of .223 bought at $300.00 are now selling for $900+.

Let them tax the hell out of everything. The bangers won’t be able to go to the store without ID, lots of cash, and placing themselves on new purchase registries.

The inner city streets will spend the next few years erasing each other. And savvy investors will start buying empty lots to build new properties in 20 years.

patman77 on August 27, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Once again, like with Obamacare, Democrats are abusing taxation to override the Bill of Rights. They are the enemies of freedom, the Constitution, and a free United States of America.

CrustyB on August 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

So will all the gangs i.e. Crips, Bloods, MS-13, Mexican cartels, be paying this tax as well? or just people who don’t break the law?

Child In Time on August 27, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Yes, by all means, let’s add yet another regressive barrier to home- and self-defense, so that even more people will be completely dependent on the police for protection, in order to help offset the costs of law enforcement! …Anyone? Anyone?

Meh, only the poor will suffer… and like the Democrats pushing this; I believe only the rich deserve rights and the poor should be made to suffer as they don’t deserve the rights that the rich deserve.

I don’t get why those crazy Republicans think the same rights and rules should apply to the rich and poor alike; it’s as though they don’t see what is clearly obvious to the Dems… the rich are better and deserve better treatment solely for being rich.

gekkobear on August 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

It’s no surprise that Davis represents a portion of Chicago, whose own “long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources” for violence prevention has been a direct cause of skyrocketing murder rates but still seems to insist for more gun control as the answer.

Reducing gun violence by increasing gun violence. Gee….how ingenious!

Yeah, it has worked out so well for Chicago. Definition of insanity.

Patriot Vet on August 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM

“This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now,” Davis said. “As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.”

Who writes this crap? I’m really getting sick of these buzzwords. They say so much without saying anything…is it me or is this bloviation getting worse. Oh, by the way, 1 progressive demerit for not fitting in “unprecedented”.

NickelAndDime on August 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

This is probably already a part of Obamacare to pay for the care of all the little Trayvons of the world.

meci on August 27, 2013 at 1:44 PM

This seems to be the Left’s new method – take two really bad National Socialist ideas and combine them.

Didn’t they also want to ‘improve’ the collapse of the healthcare system through Obamacare with amnesty?

Galt2009 on August 27, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Who writes this crap? I’m really getting sick of these buzzwords. They say so much without saying anything…is it me or is this bloviation getting worse. Oh, by the way, 1 progressive demerit for not fitting in “unprecedented”.
NickelAndDime on August 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

From a Simpson’s episode 10 years ago

Lady: We at the network want a dog with attitude. He’s edgy, he’s “in your face.” You’ve heard the expression “let’s get busy”? Well, this is a dog who gets “biz-zay!” Consistently and thoroughly.
Krusty: So he’s proactive, huh?
Lady: Oh, God, yes. We’re talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.
Meyer: Excuse me, but “proactive” and “paradigm”? Aren’t these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important?
[backpedaling] Not that I’m accusing you of anything like that.
[pause] I’m fired, aren’t I?
Myers: Oh, yes.

Flange on August 27, 2013 at 1:46 PM

The ability to TAX is the ability to DESTROY.
Keep in mind a famous Dhimmicrat strategist Harry Hopkins said about 75 years ago: “We will spend and spend and tax and tax and elect and elect.”
And the gawdamed feckless, stupid LIVerals just don’t understand what this is going to do to the specie of the nation. What cannot go on forever WON’T.

I’ve heard recently that the price of primers is about to jump up yet AGAIN. Sad, but I find occasional ammo boxes in my cabinets, one a box of .30-30 shells marked with a price tag of $4.50 … ah those were the days.
The Democrat Party has become curse upon our communities plain and simple.

Missilengr on August 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I know this is an irrevant thing to say, but:

we need to put all Liberals under a big bubble, where they can romp and prance and party and puff away (or not, “choice”) and tear up over all the bad meanies outside their dome.

The Left is never going to stop harassing and trying to eliminate the rest of us, one attack after another. They’re never going to stop.

As to guns and ammunition, we have to keep standing up for the Second and asserting the necessity of reducing taxes. Because the Left is never going to stop trying to attacking those sensible ideas.

Lourdes on August 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM

And, remember, guns are useless without ammunition except as a battering object.

The Left knows this and thus, the ongoing attack on the manufacture and availability and cost of ammunition and upon everyone/anyone who doesn’t agree with the Left on those attacks.

Lourdes on August 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Who writes this crap? I’m really getting sick of these buzzwords. They say so much without saying anything…is it me or is this bloviation getting worse. Oh, by the way, 1 progressive demerit for not fitting in “unprecedented”.

NickelAndDime on August 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

I’m guessing Anita Dunn, Plouffle, Axelrod, the Sasquatch and Barky does the polishing.

Lourdes on August 27, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Who writes this crap? I’m really getting sick of these buzzwords. They say so much without saying anything…is it me or is this bloviation getting worse. Oh, by the way, 1 progressive demerit for not fitting in “unprecedented”.

NickelAndDime on August 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

I’m guessing Anita Dunn, Plouffle, Axelrod, and the wife while Barky does the polishing.

Lourdes on August 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

This is anti-Constitutional harrassment of legitimate gun owners…

Happy Nomad on August 27, 2013 at 1:21 PM

DITTO.

Lourdes on August 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Fellow gun-rights enthusiasts, we need to talk.
Let’s get one thing straight. The biggest correlation of crime is with race (specifically, the population of blacks)
http://www.ronunz.org/2013/07/20/race-and-crime-in-america/

Guns have only a modest negative correlation with crime as shown by John Lott. Of course this is the entire problem! The left cannot talk about the fact above. So it blames law abiding middle class white citizens instead.

flawedskull on August 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Just require everyone to go to church each Sunday and read the Bible morning and night.

That would do more to reduce gun violence than anything the “D’s” are talking about.

The Rock on August 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

When it comes to Democrats and guns, you can’t fix STUPID!

GarandFan on August 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM

The ability to TAX is the ability to DESTROY.
Keep in mind a famous Dhimmicrat strategist Harry Hopkins said about 75 years ago: “We will spend and spend and tax and tax and elect and elect.”
And the gawdamed feckless, stupid LIVerals just don’t understand what this is going to do to the specie of the nation. What cannot go on forever WON’T.

I’ve heard recently that the price of primers is about to jump up yet AGAIN. Sad, but I find occasional ammo boxes in my cabinets, one a box of .30-30 shells marked with a price tag of $4.50 … ah those were the days.
The Democrat Party has become curse upon our communities plain and simple.

Missilengr on August 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Chief Justice John Marshall “That the power to tax involves the power to destroy … [is] not to be denied”

It should be clear that the intent by the left is to destroy the basic human right of self-defense.

Galt2009 on August 27, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Counter with a tax on Hybirds, electric cars, and organic foods. Watch them give up.

Oil Can on August 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Virginia enacted a special tax on hybrids and electric vehicles to offset the loss of tax revenue from gas sales. Wailing and gnashing of teeth still going on.

Oldnuke on August 27, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Talk about being Stuck On Stupid!

Another Drew on August 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Virginia enacted a special tax on hybrids and electric vehicles to offset the loss of tax revenue from gas sales. Wailing and gnashing of teeth still going on.

CA enacted tax subsidies, and car-pool lane privileges for electrics and hybrids, and now wonders why gas-tax collections have not kept pace with the “growth” of the economy.

Another Drew on August 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Another worthless post about a proposal that cannot even get out committee let alone pass the house and get 60 votes in the Senate. By reporting on these grandstanding gun grabbers all you do is sustain panic ammunition buying that leads to ammno shortages. I am sure that this is exactly the gun grabber’s intent when they introduce this kind of bill.

However, for all you Libertarian GOP haters by all means stay home or vote against the GOP in 2014. Then you will find out that the their is a big difference between parties as a Democratic controlled Congress passes an array of citizen disarmament bills.

jerryofva on August 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

The lawmakers say the bill would generate $600 million per year, which would be used to fund law-enforcement and gun violence prevention.

It always amazes me the way progressives simultaneously think

“we can use exorbitant taxes to limit the amount of (fill in the blank) in society”

and

“We’re going to get gazillions of $$$$ in tax money to play with because people have to have what we’re taxing!!

Either their oppressive taxes will reduce the sales of guns and ammunition (their desired outcome as a step toward banning and confiscation), or they will reap massive tax revenues when the sales don’t go down.

They can’t have it both ways.

Most likely, people who previously would have purchased a firearm from a dealer will buy one from another private citizen. And if they think this will limit the number of firearms around to those existing now, I have two words; Fast & Furious.

If guns can cross a border going one way, they can certainly cross it going the other way as well. Just like the drugs.

In the end, only law-abiding citizens will be adversely impacted rendered defenseless by this sort of law. But since it’s law-abiding citizens the progressives fear and hate most, and most wish to rule, or even destroy, that’s a feature, not a bug.

After all, if the criminals were inconvenienced in their endless campaign of violence for the sheer hell of it, how would the progressives justify even more Draconian anti-gun laws?

clear ether

eon

eon on August 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Good thing for this guy ammo is still affordable.

Brutal “knockoutgame” ends when victim shoots teen thug in the a$$

Reporter tells me he didn’t mention the race of the victim at the victim’s request that no id info be published, suggested I listen to the 911 recording for a clue.

novaculus on August 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Republicans should respond by proposing a bill that repeals all firearm related taxes, and jack up a tax on something libs hold dear

Iblis on August 27, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if these congressmen also include an exemption for congressmen.

Chessplayer on August 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM

The Democrat pieces of garbage must have felt the sting from the failure of those gun free safe zone signs in Chitcago.

MNHawk on August 27, 2013 at 2:27 PM

And of course all the criminals who use stolen guns would pay the taxes on them, right?

bgoldman on August 27, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Owning a gun is not a sin; this is not a sin tax. But as long as we’re taxing the Bill of Rights, we need to bring back the poll tax for Obama voters. And a speech tax for morons. And an assembly tax for a planned million Muslims, whether they achieve a million or not. And a fair trial tax for illegals. I could go on.

Fenris on August 27, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Owning a gun is not a sin;

Fenris on August 27, 2013 at 2:40 PM

You’re obviously unfamiliar with the tenets of the Church of Liberal Progressivism. Owning a gun is a mortal sin right up there with using salt, drinking a Big Gulp and eating meat.

Oldnuke on August 27, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Good thing I make my own ammo. Hopefully, they are not smart enough to tax primers…

stvnscott on August 27, 2013 at 2:45 PM

One more example of the Democrats’ war on women. The Democrats will do everything in their power to remove a woman’s ability to defend themselves.

RJL on August 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM

And what are the chances that the House will give this nonsense the time of day? ZERO

cajunpatriot on August 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM

From a Simpson’s episode 10 years ago:

Lady: We at the network want a dog with attitude. He’s edgy, he’s “in your face.” You’ve heard the expression “let’s get busy”? Well, this is a dog who gets “biz-zay!” Consistently and thoroughly.
Krusty: So he’s proactive, huh?
Lady: Oh, God, yes. We’re talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.
Meyer: Excuse me, but “proactive” and “paradigm”? Aren’t these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important?
[backpedaling] Not that I’m accusing you of anything like that.
[pause] I’m fired, aren’t I?
Myers: Oh, yes.

Flange on August 27, 2013 at 1:46 PM

.
Love those analogies. : )

listens2glenn on August 27, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Putting a tax on guns and ammunition for the purpose of limiting citzens’ access to them seems blatantly unconstitutional, like poll taxes. It will fail.

EricW on August 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM

John Roberts seen masturbating furiously and grinning madly over the taxing of a constitutional item…..

dmacleo on August 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

As I said in the headlines…

They want to play? Lets play. Using the newly discovered Roberts Technique we should tax people for NOT buying guns and ammunition and therefore increasing the costs of police protection.

Skywise on August 27, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Apparently Davis and Pascrell do not understand the phrase “…shall not be infringed.” So to help them, here’s the definition: act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on:

sadatoni on August 27, 2013 at 3:34 PM

These marxists would tax air if they could find a way.

CurtZHP on August 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Or rain.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/maryland-soon-roll-out-rain-tax

gwelf on August 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Or sunshine: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/07/26/climate-craziness-of-the-week-taxing-sunlight/

sadatoni on August 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM

“They’ll be hunting Democrats with dogs by November.”

Anyone remember the quote?

claudius on August 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Why not tax the people who use guns to commit a crime to pay the costs for the damages wrought by their choices and behavior?

Take every felon ever convicted of using a gun in the commission of a crime, and increase their income, sales and other taxes?

DrDeano on August 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Too bad we can’t link the second amendment to voters’ rights in the minds of these guys. I don’t think we are supposed to pick and choose which Constitutional rights are to be enforced.

billrowe on August 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

These marxists would tax air if they could find a way.

CurtZHP on August 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

They already do–through carbon emissions taxes and indirectly through “green” energy perceived (often erroneously) as cleansing the air such as ethanol which, concurrently drives food prices higher because corn by-products are contained in numerous packaged food products.

Another “air tax” we’re paying for, indirectly, is high gasoline prices since Obama refuses to make us energy independent because Ivy League eggheads think oil emissions make the air unclean–conveniently forgetting that Arab oil is just as polluting, costs three times as much and makes our enemies economically and militarily stronger.

MaiDee on August 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Won’t that be direct interference with a Constitutional Right? And I’m pretty sure it discriminates against the poor and minorities who are poor?

2nd Ammendment Mother on August 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM

I can’t help it. I get the recurring saying happening in my mind… “get a rope” whenever I see shidt like this.

44Magnum on August 27, 2013 at 5:54 PM

50% tax on ammo, 20% on guns.

Because buying guns and ammo should be more difficult for poor people!

Meremortal on August 27, 2013 at 6:43 PM

It’s a shame we can’t tax stupidity. We would have a steady tax base.

DDay on August 27, 2013 at 7:41 PM

“They’ll be hunting Democrats with dogs by November.”

Anyone remember the quote?

claudius on August 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

No, but the phrases “would that it were true” and “from your lips to God’s ear” come to mind.

Midas on August 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Putting a tax on guns and ammunition for the purpose of limiting citzens’ access to them seems blatantly unconstitutional, like poll taxes. It will fail.

EricW on August 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Sorry, I had to chuckle a little when you suggested that these folks give a hot damn about anything that’s “blatantly unconstitutional”. I suspect they will chuckle at the notion, too.

Midas on August 27, 2013 at 8:01 PM

What’s the big deal?

You still keep your right to bear arms, you just have to pay the gun tax.

And you can keep your right to vote too, you just have to pay the poll tax.

Nice to see Democrats haven’t changed at all in the last 150 years. Seriously, we should let Dems have all the rope they need on this one… then take ‘em to SCOTUS and let them argue to bring back the poll tax. The campaign ads write themselves.

CapnObvious on August 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM

It’s no surprise that Davis represents a portion of Chicago, whose own “long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources” for violence prevention has been a direct cause of skyrocketing murder rates but still seems to insist for more gun control as the answer.

Whatever. The point about Danny Davis is that he’s a know-nothing, talentless, affirmative-action, CBC dope in a DNC-gerrymandered ghetto district. His constituents are the (black) people shooting (black) people, for which Chicago has become infamous.

He’s a Bozo’s bozo.

Jaibones on August 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM