Leaked Emails Show Team Hillary Worried About Her 25% Gun Tax Endorsement

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Leaked Emails Show Team Hillary Worried About Her 25% Gun Tax Endorsement
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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- On Sept. 8, 2015, Americans for Tax Reform published documentation of Hillary Clinton's 1993 endorsement of a new national 25% retail sales tax on guns.

“I am all for that,” said Clinton of the tax as she testified before the Senate Finance Committee.
As the story picked up steam in conservative media outlets, the Clinton campaign team began to worry.

On Oct. 4, 2015, Clinton advisor Mandy Grunwald emailed the team saying, “I also saw something about her supporting a 25% tax on gun sales back in 1993. I didn't see q and a on either of these in the briefing.”

Later that day, campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri replied: “Being added today.”

It is unclear if the campaign team ever came up with talking points in an attempt to justify Clinton's gun tax endorsement. The email thread either ended at that point, or any response has yet to be released by Wikileaks.

In the primary election, Clinton aggressively positioned herself to the left of Bernie Sanders on guns, and attacked Sanders relentlessly for his 1990s gun votes.

Hillary's endorsement of the gun tax was reported at the time by the Associated Press, the Washington Post, NBC Nightly News and several other outlets.

As reported by the AP on Oct. 1, 1993:

Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., picked up Mrs. Clinton's support for his idea of slapping stiff taxes on ”purveyors of violence:” a 25 percent sales tax on guns and $2,500 license fees for gun dealers.

”Speaking personally … I'm all for that,” said the first lady. But she stressed she was just speaking for herself.

”Well, let me say that there is no more important personal endorsement in the country today, and I thank you very much,” said a pleased-as-punch Bradley.

And the Washington Post on Oct. 1, 1993:

“I'm all for it,” she declared in a response to a suggestion by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) that the Congress should impose a 25 percent sales tax on handguns to “tax directly the purveyors of violence.”

The Sept. 30, 1993, NBC Nightly News reported the incident as follows:

“Others urge a hefty sales tax on guns, and much higher fees for gun dealers. Today, they got a powerful ally.
Ms. HILLARY CLINTON: I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence.”

The Bill Clinton White House made it clear that Hillary's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was hers and hers alone, as shown by the Oct. 1, 1993 White House press briefing transcript:

Q: “Do you know if the President supports the First Lady's endorsement of an idea yesterday by Senator Bradley that there be a 25 percent tax on the sale of guns in America?”

WH Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers: “Well, as you know, she was expressing her opinion.”

On April 14, 2016, ATR released previously unseen video footage from a non-C-SPAN camera showing Hillary's visceral facial expression during the moments she endorsed the gun tax and as gun owners and dealers were described as “purveyors of violence.”

Watch Hillary's Face as She Endorses A New National 25% Gun Tax

On June 5, 2016, during an interview on ABC's This Week hosted by George Stephanopoulos, Clinton had the video footage played to her and was given the opportunity to renounce her gun tax endorsement. She refused to do so. In fact, Clinton has never renounced the tax, and her aggressive anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment statements do nothing to indicate she's changed her mind.

On Sept. 20, 2016, ATR noted yet another Clinton gun tax endorsement from 1993: a doubling of the existing federal excise tax on guns. In a closed-door meeting, she told the anti-gun Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-Ill.) that his bill to double the tax was a “great idea.

Clinton's deeply held belief in higher taxes on the American people is documented at ATR's dedicated website, www.HighTaxHillary.com

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases. For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at 202-785-0266 or by email at [email protected]

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AS Always the ignorant politicians are totally unaware then and now that criminals DON’T PAY TAXES the Stupid Assholes…

justtryit
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Maybe, if she ” fraudulently” garnishes this election; she might worry more about ” survival gear” instead!

Janek
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Maybe there should be a 25% poll tax if you’re voting for Hillary? After that the potential Hillary voter’s level of literacy should be ‘tested’ with a question like ‘How will climate change affect the number of waves in the world’s oceans?’ LOL

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AQUÍ ES DONDE LOS GOBIERNOS PIERDEN TODA LA RAZÓN,CREER QUE ALGO PUEDE SER O SE PUEDE HACER,SIEMPRE QUE SE COBREN IMPUESTOS SOBRE LO QUE SUPUESTAMENTE SE DESEA LIMITAR,ESTO ES UN ERROR TREMENDO. ALGO NO DEJA DE SER BUENO O MALO PORQUE SE PAGUEN IMPUESTOS,SINO PORQUE ES NECESARIO EN DETERMINADOS MOMENTOS,QUE DESGRACIADAMENTE SE VIVEN MUY SEGUI DO ACTUALMENTE,COMO EL DELITO CONTRA LAS PERSONAS Y LOS BIENES DE ESTAS.

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JnZ

Speak English

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If I were in a Spanish speaking country, replying to an article, I would either learn enough Spanish to write a reply myself or I would have someone write it for me. Why are you so arrogant that you continue to post replies, in Spanish, in a country where the native language is English? I suggest to Fred, at Ammoland, that non-English posts be deleted, not out of any prejudice but simply out of the realization that it’s not incumbent upon us to learn Spanish, or any other language, but rather the obligation of the writer to learn the language… Read more »

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You don’t hear much about good old Mel Reyolds do you? He went to prison for sexual assault of a 16 year old campaign volunter. Naturally, he’s a Demonrat.