Monday, August 26, 2013

Gov.crap–20% tax on guns


I try to stay away from simply regurgitating news headlines, that’s not the purpose of this blog.  That said, some things – Gov Crap – can drastically affect those this blog truly cares about . . . shooters.

This article caught my eye in my daily read today:

Representative Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) are sponsoring legislation which amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include a 20 percent tax on handguns--"pistols [and] revolvers"--as well as a 50 percent tax on "shells and cartridges."

Here’s a link to the whole story.

It’s the kind of crackpot idea way to many Republicans could sign on to because we all know “we have to do something” about gun violence.

Usual words here – call reps, raise hell, stupid idea, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Of course, it’s being proposed by Democrats . . . . so . . . . yeah.


  1. Elections have consequences. I'm not surprised to see a federal tax on firearms - because as with healthcare, they can tax things into oblivion.

  2. It's going to get hairy when those that pay decide not to, be they Democrat or Republican.

  3. This could be another one where BO just 'regulates' it... dammit...

  4. LL - Yep, that they do. Honestly, been voting since Nixon, have never seen a president destroy so much so fast.

    Brighid - Already happening, leaving CA, IL, NY, MA by the droves.

    Jim - Should the dems gain control, this would be lightweight compared to what they would want to do. Let's hope they can at least hold the House.

  5. I grew up on the West Coast, once the family left Montana for a job for Dad. What I have witnessed there, is such I WILL not live there, as much as I love my family.

    I will retire, in that last little bit of blue state somewhere, defending til I die that which our country was founded on and our leaders have forgotten.