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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed As “Role Model” For States

If they can’t ban ’em, they’ll simply tax ’em out of existence. That seems to be the newest tactic that anti-gun politicians are grasping onto to take away your firearms. 

On Jan. 1, Seattle’s so-called “gun violence tax” went into effect—this law penalizes gun owners to the tune of $25 per gun. But now, an even more onerous tax is being touted as a role model for the U.S. After having an outright ban on handguns rejected in court, the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth is imposing a $1,000 tax on all handguns sold in the U.S. Territory. 

It’s certainly a concept that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would endorse. As far back as 1993, she can be seen enthusiastically supporting a proposal for a 25-percent tax on guns: “I’m all for that.” 

The NRA is still challenging the Seattle tax, and legal action is expected against the Mariana Islands measure.