I saw someone post this on Facebook and thought I’d share here. Essentially this bill puts a lot higher tax on purchasing firearms. As Taurarious said in his “Breaking down gun confiscation” post the powers that be not only not able to logistically pull off confiscation but they also don’t have the balls to do it so the next best thing is legislating guns out of existence.
Introduced in House (02/27/2018)
Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the excise tax on the sale of firearms by manufacturers, producers, or importers, to: (1) increase the rate of such tax to 20% on pistols, revolvers, and other firearms and on any lower frame or receiver for a firearm; and (2) impose a 50% tax on shells and cartridges. The bill exempts any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States from such tax.
The bill allocates revenues from the increased excise tax under this bill for law enforcement and public safety grant programs, including programs for research on gun violence and its prevention.
The bill: (1) increases the occupational tax on importers, manufacturers, and dealers in firearms and the transfer tax on firearms; and (2) modifies the definition of "firearm" for excise tax purposes to include a semiautomatic pistol chambered for cartridges and configured with receivers commonly associated with rifles and capable of accepting detachable magazines.
“Once again. We are at a point where I say I told you so. Let that sink in.
This year you, the poor, will loose the most important fire arms you could own! You will keep the others that aren't so good. But you will pay dearly for the crapy guns.
Oh no that wont happen.
Ok then, why is a full auto worth 30000.00. How many folks do yo know that have one?
Over and over again. I have told anyone that will listen to me.
"When are you gonna get sick of playing into the governments hands? When will you realize what the goal of false flags are? (The fed cant impose this sizable taxation with out these shameful deaths). When do you wake the heck up?"
It isnt safety at all. Its Taxation.
Let that sink in.
Every single time I have said 'this is all so the feds can add more taxes!" to friends or foes. It's, oh he is a total nut job!!!!
Well I'm sick of you all not listening to me. Your ignorance has brought us to yet another cross road.
This bill will quickly advance and the low tax figure, is low to get it started. The percentages will rise quickly. You will see.
Only the rich will have gun fun!”