Democrat Reps Sponsor Bill for 20 Percent Tax on Handguns & Ammo

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- 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.”

The bill is H.R. 3018 and it is titled the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.”

News 12 New Jersey reports that Pascrell believes a new tax on handguns “has been a long time coming.”

In announcing the legislation on August 21, Pascrell said, “The tax on handguns was last increased in 1955. Worse yet, the tax rate on ammunition and other types of firearms has remained the same since 1941.”

The bill is designed to bring in revenue from gun and ammo sales to help cover police costs around the country. An estimated $600 million a year would be provided if the bill went into effect.

Besides taxing “pistols [and] revolvers” the bill also contains language indicating a proposed 20 percent tax on firearms “other than pistols and revolvers.”

The tax would be placed on firearms at the time of “sale by the manufacturer, producer, or importer.” If implemented, this legislation will drive firearm and ammunition prices through the roof.

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Gregory
Gregory
8 years ago

One of the first thing a dictator does is to disarm the people.
Hitler and all the other despots in history
did this and look what happened.
Obam-bam the wants to be dictator of the world
and the dumocRATS are now reigning as Princes of our government and know by their age they will probably be dead and not have to live under this son of a bitch’dictates..
You all will unless he and his socialists cohorts are stopped.

Becker
Becker
8 years ago

I will just buy my guns and ammo off the streets, from now on. No more taxes at all. Screw the government!!!

JPD
JPD
8 years ago

Smokey: I agree with your sentiments. But your question must not be serious. You really think there is ANYONE in government that is honest, believes in the Constitution, or give a rat fart about the common people. PUH-LEEZE!! The wake up call was the Patriot Act. At least before that the crooks tried to hide their acts and intentions.

Smokey Joe
Smokey Joe
8 years ago

Why are these people not being impeached on charges of treason? Did they not take a oath to protect and defend the Constitution? What part of “Shall not be infringed” don’t they understand. I think it’s way past time to start holding our elected officials to their oaths of office, make them to as they are paid to do. Or impeach them and send them to jail, not just out of office, but to jail.

James
James
8 years ago

This will not work, it is similar to a poll tax,
you can’t pay the tax you can’t go to the polls.

If they attempt to tax firearms and ammmo out of the reach of the people, that is a direct infringement of our Second Amendment.

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

The problem is that this is just another assault on your 2nd amendment rights! We need to stand up to these illegal attempts at taxing us in order to exercise our constitutional rights! Anyone that votes for a DEMONcrat is a traitor!

Marc Brewer
Marc Brewer
8 years ago

SMH, I will never ever vote for a democrat…..done

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

Leave it to a demoncrap to come up with something like this, the demon-craps have always hated the people having firearms, I guess they figure that if they tax them so heavy that people can’t buy them that they will just go away. I hope this tax falls through the floor like it has before. The two that came up with this should be voted out of office and like now Do a recall on them.

D. Murphy
D. Murphy
8 years ago

Has there ever been a tax that a democRAT did not like?

Hopalong
Hopalong
8 years ago

Tax and spend, Tax and spend, Won’t it ever end ?

Nailer45
Nailer45
8 years ago

sounds like a couple of communists getting together to strip us gun owners of the ability to purchase firearms and ammo. when I seen the title I knew that it had to be some idiot Democrat from Illinois.