Multiple Dangers To Second Amendment From Biden IRS Proposal

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Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Many Second Amendment supporters haven’t heard of the Biden Administration’s proposal to greatly widen IRS reporting requirements regarding bank accounts. In essence, if you have more than $600 in your account, or you make more than $600 in transactions in a year, the bank has to report the transactions to the IRS. That’s just about everybody.

This is one of the most dangerous below-the-radar threats to the Second Amendment we’ve seen. For starters, this adds a massive reporting requirement for banks and financial institutions. Just what sort of Second Amendment-related financial activities will get reported? Here’s a short list:

  • Ammunition purchases.
  • Donations to pro-Second Amendment groups
  • Firearms purchases
  • Purchases of firearms accessories

Congratulations, the IRS can start drawing up a list of gun owners, all thanks to the transaction data they force banks to hand over. What could possibly go wrong?

Remember Lois Lerner? While she was perhaps the public face of the Internal Revenue Service’s abuse of power against the Tea Party in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, it was not the only abuse during the Obama Administration. Her retirement, and the fact she draws a six-figure pension with your tax dollars after she quarterbacked the suppression of the use of protected First Amendment rights, is something that should be very concerning.

The IRS used donor lists to steer audits while Obama was in the Oval Office. But that isn’t all. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, whose disdain for the Second Amendment is exceeded by his disdain for the First Amendment, sought to have the IRS and Justice Department cook up charges against the Tea Party. What might he ask for if he can access your contributions to pro-Second Amendment groups? Can you imagine what could be done by someone like Letitia James?

It isn’t just politicians like Sheldon Whitehouse and Letitia James we’d have to fear. Think about David Chipman, likely to become Biden’s “gun czar,” whose nomination as BATFE director Second Amendment supporters rightly opposed, and were successful in defeating. IRS data is supposed to be confidential, but after the leak to ProPublica, and the multiple leaks of Trump’s tax returns, can we really trust that Chipman won’t be able to nose around IRS data?

One thing that Second Amendment supporters need to make fellow Americans understand is that this concern is not paranoia. That is a task that is made difficult by the media, which has often painted Second Amendment supporters as being crazy, or have gone along with those who have libeled us as being child-killing domestic terrorists for opposing efforts to punish us for horrific crimes and acts of madness we did not commit.

Second Amendment supporters need to contact their Representative and Senators and politely urge them to oppose this IRS power grab that will be abused to attack our Second Amendment rights, and to instead support the Freedom Financing Act. They also need to support pro-Second Amendment groups so that anti-Second Amendment extremists can be defeated via the ballot bot at the federal, state, and local levels as soon as possible.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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WSmith
WSmith
10 days ago

This a technique used in socialist Europe. The next step will be to prohibit cash sales above $600.00.

freethinker
freethinker
24 days ago

For those who are wondering, there is only one place in the U.S.A. currently where state laws protect firearms businesses from discrimination by financial institutions. That is to say, financial discrimination against the 2nd Amendment is prohibited by State law – but so far, only in Wyoming, where they passed a special law about that. See:
https://www.reddit.com/r/gunpolitics/comments/mn4gsq/more_good_news_from_wyoming_bill_prohibiting/

Doc
Doc
28 days ago

$600.00 covers a whole lot of items. All major house hold appliances, laptops, computers, Big Screen T.V.s, furniture, even stocks and bonds. If you stop and try to apply this to every purchase over $600 the IRS will be swamped with data. It will most likely gum up the auditing process even more than it is now. Not to mention increasing the time it takes to process and review a tax form. Just look what happened when the COVID-19 payments went out. Look how quickly they changed the reporting date. By controlling the I.R.S. budget, and urther limiting the number… Read more »

Jaque
Jaque
1 month ago

EVERY GUN BLOG must have at its masthead the promise that any action by any regime to deny the American people the Second Amendment and all it stands for will be met bold and aggressive resistance.
Until the Communists know gun owners will not lay down and surrender but will fight with the same intensity as the Colonists fought the Redcoats they think were pushovers at the first knock by KGB gun grabbers.

Country Boy
Country Boy
1 month ago

To hell with Joe Biden and his Infernal Revenuers. When the check hits my account I’ll draw out cash and purchase whatever I wish with the cash and be sure to keep less than 600.00 in the account. Say….$5.67 total ought to do it huh?…

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
28 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

Once i get my house in my Bluest state of New Jersey sold I’m buying some land in a “free” state and building a small home on it to retire and maybe move to strait away! As it is now due to the “UNCONSTITUTIONAL” laws of this state Communist Party Leader Phil Murphy has made me one with his communist bullsheet! Not only is he a thief of our Tax Dollars he is a criminal politician for stripping us of our 2A and 1st A rights! That’s not all he’s done but should be enough to remove him from office… Read more »

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
1 month ago

Well as i see it unless your purchasing a firearm “online” then the Fed Gov isnt going to find out much. I think firearms have been dropping in price and u could build two ARs under 600bucks and if you use cash vs your credit card how will they find out? In any case i think the Gov can go jump in a lake and take their illegitimate president with them!!! I will never submit to the tyranny befalling us now! I am doing my best to get to a “free” state and then the Fed can go F_CK it… Read more »

63charlie
63charlie
1 month ago
Reply to  BigMikeU

WELL SAID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PistolGrip44
PistolGrip44
1 month ago

What is a ballot bot?

Bubba
Bubba
29 days ago
Reply to  PistolGrip44

I don’t think anybody proofreads the writing at Ammoland. There are typos and grammatical errors all the time here.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago

We have let the Libturds/Socialists get away with so much for so long, they believe….and are….doing anything they want. They do not fear We The Little Peeps. It is our fault. We allow them to do what they do.

Bubba
Bubba
29 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

Unfortunately you’re right. None of this would be possible without them controlling the media. We need to take down these media empires like Facebook Twitter CNN and MSDNC Google Microsoft and Apple.
They need to be Burned down to the ground and the owners and CEOs should be put on trial by “We the People”.

Last edited 29 days ago by Bubba
swmft
swmft
1 month ago

turning to a cash and barter society. how do you destroy small business close them for months then attack their banks

Boz
Boz
1 month ago

Things now are WAY worse than in 1861. States need to start seceding and tell the fed where to stuff it. NOW!

Arizona
Arizona
1 month ago

This doesn’t merely violate the 4th amendment, it obliterates your right to privacy. WTF business is it of the government what you spend money on, from firearms, to health concerns, to education, to donations? This alone is reason to remove the entire administration, abolish the IRS, and move to a flat 10% sales tax. No income tax, no forms, no info submitted, just 10% of all sales. The more you buy, the more you pay, and drug dealers and lawyers will pay the most.

JPM
JPM
1 month ago

If there was no IRS, and no Federal Taxes, there wouldn’t be all the worthless Federal unconstitutional Agencies (BATF, Homeland Security, TSA, EPA, etc.) that plague the citizens of this once-great nation. Congress and the Senate wouldn’t have all that money to waste on their private enrichment, on funding foreign governments, and creating useless laws and projects that only serve to help them get re-elected. The states could and would be more responsive to the needs of their own citizens instead of sending state tax money and large portions of their citizens’ personal incomes to a worthless, overblown Federal bureaucracy.

Arny
Arny
1 month ago

Exactly when is the IRS going to look into politicians off shore accounts & phony businesses ? Or the ties to drug cartels ? Do you think open borders are for anything but for drugs, cheap labor (complicit) & insurance to remain in office (votes) ? Take a drive to DC & you will see what I’m referring to. Most likely the worst roads in the USA. I have ridden on better dirt roads. Infrastructure, has anyone asked where the finances went for the last 4 decades that was to be used to improve our country (infrastructure) ? Our so… Read more »

63charlie
63charlie
1 month ago
Reply to  Arny

WELL SAID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

By any means necessary. That has been the creed of the Progressive New Left for fifty years. They intend to suspend and then revoke all of your natural rights, your God Given Rights and do so by any means necessary. Folks of the Progressive New Left fear not and they do not fear consequences from your or your Creator. They simply strive for total power, totalitarian power and will do so by any means necessary. So can you honestly tell me you are surprised that these satanic subversives will use everything from the tax code to the animal welfare code… Read more »

DDS
DDS
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” — Daniel Webster US diplomat, lawyer, orator, & politician (1782 – 1852)

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” – Dr. Ferris (Ayn Rand)

Feisty
Feisty
1 month ago

I’m pretty new at this but I have what will probably sound like a stupid question; with so many gun owners in America – how did this moron in the White House win?

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
1 month ago
Reply to  Feisty

Cheating.

Country Boy
Country Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Feisty

He cheated his way in and admitted as much on national television.

DDS
DDS
1 month ago

Ca$h

Bitcoin

Ansel Hazen
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

Might gonna hafta be.