By Fredy Riehl
Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Anti second amendment advocates, LUCINDA M. FINLEY and JOHN G. CULHANE recently wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times, titled “Make Gun Companies Pay Blood Money“, promoting that people exercising their constitutional right to keep and bear arms be made to pay a tax, that could then be used to pay victims of gun violence.
“GUN manufacturers have gone to great lengths to avoid any moral responsibility or legal accountability for the social costs of gun violence — the deaths and injuries of innocent victims, families torn apart, public resources spent on gun-related crime and medical expenses incurred.”
“But there is a simple and direct way to make them accountable for the harm their products cause. For every gun sold, those who manufacture or import it should pay a tax. The money should then be used to create a compensation fund for innocent victims of gun violence.”
Question: Never mind the issue of taxing a constitutional right, but is the authors definition of “victims” the same as Mayor Michael Bloomberg who recently list the Boston Marathon Bombers in a list of so called “victims of gun violence“?
In an almost comical side note the authors go on to point out that the “Tax” would stop manufactures from marketing “especially lethal guns” as aggressively and concentrate more on marketing “Safer Guns”. What are they talking about?
Any gun can be dangerous in the hands of person bent on harming others, and no gun is more dangerous than another.
Maybe we should have a Stupid Tax with the proceeds going to victims of stupid ideas.