@samfanWe're in the second amendment does it say that the government
cannot collect taxes related to gun sales. The first amendment garentees freedom
of the press but it does not prevent the government from collecting taxes When
you buy a paper. If you go to the store and buy a bible the government taxes
that transaction as well. The private sector caters in some way to
people's exercising every right under the consitution but it does not mean
the government cannot collect taxes on these transactions.
Re: "Nothing, but nothing the NRA does reduces gun violence in this
country."So, I guess the millions of Americans that have been
educated by the NRA on gun safety, and the thousands of lives saved by that
education, don't count, somehow.Hmmmmm.Seems like
the liberal mantra is, "Decent, law-abiding citizens's lives DON'T
To "ordinaryfolks" you are wrong. Just look to South America. They
have very stringent gun laws and have few legal gun owners yet have a much
higher rate of gun violence than the US. If you look further into the
situation, when you look at the number of deaths as a factor of the number of
people that own guns, the US begins to look better because the other nations
have greater rates of gun violence for every gun owner.
Seems reasonable, I pay tax on alcohol bought at a state run socialist business,
that already takes all the proceeds, after minimal compensation to it's
@SanefanThe 2nd Amendment is not unlimited, there can be regulations, you
just can't have total bans on guns.
Amen, Hutterite.Nothing, but nothing the NRA does reduces gun
violence in this country. I wonder how many know how many murders, suicides and
violent crimes are committed by gun owners? It is the shame of this country
that tens of thousands dies every year and more are injured, just to keep the
NRA happy. No other country in the world is as violent and arrogantly so, when
it comes to sensitible gun laws.
The only violence done with a gun involved is with bad people who won't pay
the tax anyway. So what good is the tax except to penalize honest law abiding
citizens who don't have anything to do with the violence? That is 99.9% of
legal gun owners.
The only thing the NRA can do with gun violence is make it worse. It's nice
to see people trying to do what they can in spite of them.
Intervention, none of those you mentioned is guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment.
It will go toSCOTUS and get struck down. It is just another masked attempt at
gun control by trying to make cost prohibitive. Benn tried before,
@utahn While these taxes seem exesive I don't understand your concern
about "targeting a specific group," many taxes target specific groups
(products) tobacco, alcohol, gas taxes for example.
This is a tax to target specific groups. Especially the law abiding
conservatives that want to have a concealed weapon (2nd Amendment). This is a
targeted tax and should be fought tooth and nail due to the fact that it is
targeting just specific groups.