Taxing smoking, drinking, and gambling – well known as “sin taxes”, has been around for some time. (Which doesn’t make it right) Now a California Democrat is pushing to have a sin tax levelled against gun owners too because the 2nd Amendment is apparently just for sinners in the views of Democrats…
EXCERPT (via HotAir)
Trending: Sin tax proposals on guns and ammunition
And so, of course, you knew this was coming: The latest item/behavior that progressives perceive as a societal vice? Firearms, obviously. Fox News reports that, as a part of the recent wave of gun-control proposals, legislators at both the federal and state level have been floating ideas for sin taxes on guns and ammunition, claiming that the added revenue will be directed toward mental health services, police training, and/or victims’ treatment.
t the federal level, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., proposed a bill that would impose a 10 percent tax on “any concealable” firearm. The revenue would be used to help fund a national gun buyback program. The bill is still in committee.
At the state level in California, Democratic state Rep. Roger Dickinson last month introduced a bill to impose a 5-cent tax on every bullet. …
Massachusetts state Rep. David Linsky is pushing a 25 percent sales tax on ammunition and firearms. Maryland state Rep. Jon Cardin has introduced a bill imposing a 50 percent tax on ammo, and an annual $25 gun registration fee.
And according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Assembly Majority Leader William Horne is pushing a draft bill that would include a $25 per gun sales tax, in addition to a 2-cent tax for every round of ammunition. LINK
What an opportunity to glimpse into the despicable Big Government minds of the modern day “progressive” Democrat! Rail against the evils of guns and ammunition, causing millions to secure said firearms and ammo for fear the government is about to make them illegal, and then increase the taxes on those items that are now selling in greater numbers than ever before! And…with the full intention of then turning around and using some of those tax dollars to fund the government take back of those guns and ammunition that were just purchased!
Anyone else need a drink?
Oh..wait…there’s tax on that too.