Dem OK With Only Rich People Having Guns | The Daily Caller: (March 01, 2018):
Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis says it is acceptable for only wealthy individuals having access firearms if a 50 percent federal tax on all guns and ammunition becomes law.There's nothing new about Liberals using taxation to undermine your constitutional rights:
This is reminiscent of Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynahan's 1993 movement to impose a draconian tax on firearms and ammunition:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3— Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said today that he would insist that President Clinton's health-care plan include a huge increase in Federal taxes on handgun ammunition that would make some especially destructive bullets unaffordable.So .. it's okay that you can have a GUN .. you just can't have AMMUNITION.
The New York Democrat has often contended that the best way to attack gun violence would be to restrict the sale of ammunition, not guns. Today, for instance, he noted that the nation has a 200-year supply of guns but only a 4-year supply of ammunition.
Factcheck.org offered some expanded details on this theme in June of 1999:
We can’t say what might be proposed in the future. And in the past, there have been proposals to raise the tax on ammunition. In 1993, for example, the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat from New York, proposed to raise the tax to 50 percent on most handgun ammunition, and to more than 10,000 percent on 9-millimeter hollow-tipped Black Talon cartridges, which were advertised as having a bullet that expanded "to expose razor-sharp reinforced jacket petals." However, his plan would not have raised taxes on .22-caliber ammunition, which is used for target shooting. He proposed these increases to help finance the health care plan then being proposed by President Clinton, but the proposal was ultimately rejected."They" weren't after the .22 caliber ammunition, so target shooting is okay?
And after all, the taxes on non-22 ammo went for a good cause.
Which doesn't mean that, after we have digested this first step toward Gun Control, the (small increment), then the Second Step will not be more unconstitutional.
And that's why we will not give an inch to those who would undermine our rights.
Here's how this incremental attack on your freedoms actually works:
First the came for the Full-Autos, and I did not speak out because I did have a machine gun.
Then they came for the semi-auto rifles, and I did not speak out because I did not have a semi-auto rifle.
Then the came for the high-capacity magazines, and I did not speak out because I did not have a high-capacity magazine.
Then they came for the large-caliber pistols, and I did not speak out because I did not have a large-caliber pistol.
Then they came for the "snub-nosed, concealable pistols" and I did not speak out because I did have a 'snubby".
Then they came for the magazine-fed large caliber rifles, and I did not speak out because I did not have a magazine fed rifle.
Then the came for the sniper rifles, and I had a bolt-action .223 varmint rifle with a 10 power scope, and there was no one left to speak out for me..