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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Massachusetts Lawmaker Wants To Raise Taxes On Guns

A Massachusetts state lawmaker is sponsoring legislation that would, in a nutshell, unjustly make law-abiding gun owners foot the bill for the acts of violent criminals.

Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Creem’s measure would increase taxes on all firearms by 4.75 percent, with the additional revenue put into a Firearms Violence Prevention Trust Fund. Introducing such legislation, in complete disregard to the fact that the vast majority of gun owners are not criminals, shows Creem’s complete misunderstanding of both law-abiding gun owners and violent crime.

Not willing to stop at that travesty, Creem's bill would also ban the sale of .50-caliber firearms and ammo, with punishments ranging from a $1,000 to $10,000 fine or possible jail time.