Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Taxes are the Latest Assault Weapon aimed at the 2nd Amendment. 

Posted by: Rick Dalton

The assault on the 2nd Amendment continues.  In another of the myriad schemes to eventually repeal the 2nd Amendment, two federal lawmakers have introduced tax legislation that would enact a huge increase on the cost of  firearms and ammo.

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.
"This bill represents a major investment in the protection of our children and our communities, and reflects the long-term societal costs of gun and ammunition purchases in our country,” Pascrell said.
The lawmakers say the bill would generate $600 million per year, which would be used to fund law-enforcement and gun violence prevention.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/26/house-dems-seek-to-tax-gun-owners-with-new-bill/#ixzz2dEbdX0Hy

There is no evidence that any tax will reduce the number of firearms in the hands of criminals.  But it will obviously make it harder for good Americans to be able to defend themselves agains those same criminals, who always find a way to obtain weapaons.  In fact, thousands of guns now held by various  murderers, rapists and drug dealers came to them courtesy of the US Federal government in the Fast and Furious debacle.

The graph above shows that the more guns carries by the general population, the lower the homicide rate in the US, which begs the question, what is the real motive for these unconstitutional actions?

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association [www.cspoa.org] opposes these attempts to deprive Americans of one of their sacred rights under the Constitution.  As the legislative liaison for CSPOA, I will be working with our members and other concerned Americans to oppose this unwise, and economically disastrous legislation.

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