Elizabeth Warren Wants to Tax Away Second Amendment Rights
Article from Town Hall by Katie Pavlich.
Gun control has been a solid political talking point for over a week now in the wake of two mass shootings, one of which was carried out by a supporter of Elizabeth Warren. Democrat presidential candidates have wasted no time taking advantage of the opportunity to politicize their way through a crowded primary.
Speaking of Warren, she’s one of many candidates proposing unconstitutional actions against the Second Amendment. Her latest idea is to tax Americans out of gun ownership, which discriminates against poor individuals who can’t afford it. These are the very people Warren claims to be fighting for.
“Increasing taxes on gun manufacturers. Since 1919, the federal government has imposed an excise tax on manufacturers and importers of guns and ammunition. Handguns are taxed at 10% and other guns and ammunition are taxed at 11%. These taxes raise less in revenue than the federal excise tax on cigarettes, domestic wine, or even airline tickets. It’s time for Congress to raise those rates — to 30% on guns and 50% on ammunition — both to reduce new gun and ammunition sales overall and to bring in new federal revenue that we can use for gun violence prevention and enforcement of existing gun laws,” Warren wrote in an op-ed for Medium.
“Ammunition taxes will similarly fail to address the underlying social and cultural drivers of real and perceived increases in violent acts. Instead, those looking for guns and ammunition will turn to black markets or be undiscouraged by the tax,” the Heritage Foundation analyzes. “A tax of any level would do little to dissuade attackers involved in recent tragedies—they would have committed their heinous crimes whether or not they had to pay extra money to buy the ammunition.Much like traditional restrictions on firearms, taxes only affect law-abiding citizens. Those who wish to carry out illegal acts will have no problem buying tax-free guns and ammunition from a black market dealer.”
This shows you just how frigging stupid this Democrat woman is, she thinks , by calling for gun control she is endearing herself to the public.
News Flash !! there are over three hundred million guns in American hands, where does she think her votes for president are going to come from ?
The limp wristed little GUNPHOBES.
If the 2020 election does not galvanize all conservatives to vote for Trump seeing all that the democrats represent nothing will save this country from its demise if the rats regain power.
To hell with inbred Mitt Romney, Democrat Paul Ryan and the rest of the Bush lemming minions. Vote them out of office and keep Ryan away from being significant. His being on board with Fox is an insult
Idiocy abounds in the dem party!
Call it what it is, wealth redistribution. No, not the libTURD taxation, but rather we will no longer be able to protect our VALUBLE lives, our possessions or most importantly, our precious families.
LETS TAX AWAY WARREN!
Unfortunately, Chief Justice Roberts has shown a willingness to let Democrats tax away every freedom we have. Is the Second Amendment the next target of a penalty that Roberts will label a tax?
Roberts was put on the Supreme Court by the Bushes…the Bushes were about as Conservative as a Dodo bird! The Bushes pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes, or at least they pulled the wool over the eyes of trusting Republicans. Bush put Roberts in, now we see just how leftist Roberts is. They are scratching each other’s backs.
I’m all in – as long as we can tax oxygen. I propose a $5 per liter for progcommies. This should raise $5,000 per individual until they expire. A $5 admission fee to watch them die should retire the national debt.