Power to Tax and Regulate Guns is the Power to Disarm

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U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The world has changed. Racial minorities are buying guns for lawful self-protection more than ever before. Urban women are the fastest-growing segment of legal gun owners. That is wonderful news and long overdue. Tempering that good news are the deplorable conditions in our inner cities that may have provided new motivations to own a gun. Recently we’re seeing gun-prohibitionist Democrats propose huge taxes on guns just as minority members of society become gun owners. We’ve seen this political behavior before, and politicians repeat behavior that works. It looks like Democrat politicians are doing it again, and racism and political advantage are always wrapped in the excuses of public safety.

We have a racist history of gun control.

Before the civil war, black men and black women were legally forbidden to own guns in several states. That law applied to both freed blacks and to slaves. The constitutional amendments passed after the civil war recognized that minorities had rights. All of us have rights, yet democrats imposed taxes at the polling place to keep blacks from voting. They imposed taxes and regulations designed to increase the cost of buying and owning a firearm in order to disarm blacks and other minorities.

The US Supreme court eventually ruled that poll taxes were unconstitutional, but the court left the taxing and regulation of firearms in place. Today, we have over 23-thousand firearms regulations. At the same time, we see alarming rates of violence in our democrat-controlled cities. That surge in violence happened despite the legal limitations imposed on law-abiding citizens who want to own personal firearms. Gun-control advocates excuse the failure of gun prohibition by saying that all those gun-control regulations were only a good start.

In fact, you have to be wealthy or politically connected to get a carry permit in Los Angeles or New York City. Politicians hand out the spoils of power unless we work to retain our rights.

We’ve seen more minority members become gun owners in the last few years.

One motivation for this increase may have been the increased violence we saw in our inner cities. Another motivation may have been the movement to defund the police. Seeing your city burning and knowing that the police don’t have to protect you seems like good reasons to protect yourself and your family. For that and other reasons, we’re seeing more members of racial minorities become legal gun owners. Let me be clear that not all minority members are buying guns. Instead, we see the rate of new gun ownership among minorities approaching the rate of gun ownership we’ve seen historically among whites.

I think that is a good thing. There are also shooting groups that are run for and by minority gun owners. Those groups existed before, but there are more of them and their membership is growing quickly.

Women became gun owners as well.

This trend started earlier, but we’ve seen it accelerate in the last few years. There are several organizations run by women gun owners for women gun owners. They have chapters from coast to coast and are expanding rapidly.

Combine the two trends, and we see minority women in our inner cities as the fastest-growing segment of new gun owners.

The power to tax is the power to destroy.

So said the fourth chief justice of the US Supreme Court. That was said back in the 1800s, and it remains true today. Democrat representatives proposed a 1,000 percent excise tax on firearms. Your 500-dollar gun would now cost you $5,500.

Honest citizens use firearms in self-defense almost ten times for each time a criminal uses a gun to commit a violent crime. Disarming the victim, particularly a woman living in our inner city, gives an advantage to the criminals.

I wonder why the congressman wants more of us living in fear. I think that the answer lies in the fact that the elites can buy a security team while most of us cannot.

Politicians want to stay in office.

Billionaire political donors promised democrats large campaign donations if they pushed gun control. Money talks, and billionaire donors get the political policies they want. The elites want the ordinary citizen disarmed.

Taxing the victims is unjust. Because of where they live, young urban minority women are disproportionately the victims of violent crime. They are also the least able to pay exorbitant taxes to defend themselves from crime.

Yes, the world has changed, but politics and racism remain the same.

I love that more minorities and women can now defend themselves from violent criminals. As always, politicians will sing the tune that is called by their big-money donors. Gun control is racist, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if gun control failed the first 23-thousand times, then it won’t work the next time either.

Follow the money and look at what gun prohibition really does rather than what the politicians claim it does.


About Rob Morse

The original article with sources is posted here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, at Second Call Defense, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.Rob Morse

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DDS

“The Senate’s bipartisan gun deal is an encouraging first step.” –Washington Post.

Two thoughts immediately come to mind.

  1. They will never be satisfied.
  2. The Washington Post can’t count past the number one so every step taken is a “first step.”
swmft

all of them are math challenged not just the post

DDS

They’ve recently declared that expecting correct answers to math problems is RACIST.

Knute Knute

Translated that means: “I am unable to add two and two, therefore math is racist.” 🙂

Wild Bill

You always did have a great sense of humor!

Knute Knute

Thx for that! My family detests my humor. They say it’s too dark. But I crack myself up, so I don’t care. They just shake their heads, but I’m laughing! I just don’t do the sheeple’s constant self-censorship thing. Life’s too short to waste any of it trying to figure out what the flock expects me to say. And if they ain’t into that, I don’t give a damn… I prefer to just say what I think, and let the chips fall where they may. And since I’ve been doing that, I notice a few that do agree. Like you!… Read more »

Wild Bill

Cornyn. grrr.

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Ope

BILL,In TEXAS we have TX HB 2622 passed and signed into law. Couldn’t had happened at at better time either.

Finnky

Does not quite go far enough – but definitely a good first step!

Ope

I agree.The regulation of firearms and laws is a state(s) issue. The federal government can go to hell.

Finnky

Read elsewhere that Cornyn is using this to cement his position as a moderate, able to work across the aisle. Basically he’s jockeying to take Mitch’s spot as. I for one am reaching out to Cruz to ask that he oppose Cornyn if it comes to that. I don’t want anyone who negotiates rights away to be leading either party. Well, actually I don’t want them in government unless they are low level employees in sanitation department – but willing to compromise in recognition that we cannot get everything.

Cruiser

If you want to play monopoly and tax my guns, I’lll play along, and pay you with monopoly money.

swmft

that is all we have had since 1974 when we went off the gold standard

Knute Knute

It’s a fair bit worse than that. Unless you were a foreign government, we went off the gold money standard in 1933. That is: WE, the citizens of the United States, had all our real money stolen from us in 1933. Meanwhile, foreign Countries got to keep using OUR gold, that was stolen from us and removed to aboard, to gain leverage over said foreigners. AND it worked… unti now. Like all confidence games, they’re over once the confidence in the scammer goes away, as it eventually must, since fiat currencies only exist while the people using them as currency… Read more »

Ope

Knute,that’s a really great comment. Take care.

Knute Knute

You too Ope. Nice to hear from you. Mostly I just lurk these days… but sometimes I just cannot keep quiet any longer. 🙂 What did you think about the reference to “Country Boys Can Survive”, at the end? Too harsh? I almost left it out… but then put it in anyway. I deleted it, but then typed it over again. It’s a fine line to walk, between just enough words to wake the sleepy up… but not so many that it’ll make their heads explode! 🙂 I wanted to use the previous line too: “Cause you can’t stomp us… Read more »

swmft

put it in the smallest font you can so when they lean in to read it they hit their head , I was never the run away and hide person fire two quick so they run for cover aim in front shoot them in the head
as long as im not on cleanup

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swmft

Ill shoot em with my old 45

Knute Knute

Remember to spit your beechnut in that dude’s eye first! After you’ve shot him with your .45 he probably won’t care anymore! 🙂
It’ll still make a pretty good statement though, like when Josie Wales says: <spitting on corpse’s face> “To hell with those fellas. Buzzards gotta eat too…. same as worms.”.

swmft

yep about says it all

Knute Knute

That’s my idea of cleanup. Just look the other way while the buzzards feed. They need to eat too… and so do the coyotes. They keep the Montana prairie nice and clean. They’re happy to do it, too! Its a win/win! Well, for us and the yotes anyway. I would imagine the zombie sheeple destined to be coyote food wouldn’t consider being eaten to be a win, but maybe they would. As crazy as they are, anything is possible. Some of them still even believe CNN. Now that is truly insane. 🙂

swmft

it is the reason that you buy foreign gold, they cant take it

Knute Knute

The four Ducat is my favorite foreign coin. Awesomely pretty.
https://www.coinguide.com/product/4-ducat/

musicman44mag

They did have a gold recall at one time in the USA and everyone had to turn it in. I guess if you bought it cash you could win that argument but if you use your credit card you are screwed and now the government has found a way to get their nose into bitcoin and others because of the large loss that is happening to the people that invested. Ya right, they want to know where your wealth is and be able to tax it like they always do.

CourageousLion

And to prove your point. They taxed and regulated one of the main weapons that a properly armed militia member would carry. A FULL AUTO M4! And all other full autos. To get one today you have to be one of the 1% elite or trade in LOTS of aluminum cans. About $20 grand worth. Do you think the militia members of Switzerland have full auto or semi auto. Obviously? And what are they arming the civilians with in the Ukraine? Well if they are arming them, which might not be the case, it is with FULL AUTO. It’s SO… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner

And not to malign FFL’s, but now that we have their system of middlemen in place, taking their cut from every new firearm sold, how do you dismantle it?

Knute Knute

Pretty much only by force. This is the whole idea behind selective restrictions, like the full-auto rationing scheme we have been captured by since 1988. When the authorities in a place charge a big fee for something, only a few will be willing and able to afford to pay the fee(s). These few will get the item(s) desired, but for anyone else to get one from then on requires buying one that is already registered to someone else. Since the number is fixed, and no new ones cab be created, only the secondary market can exist. But these people all… Read more »

Desert Guy

The current supply problems and price gouging is de facto rationing.

swmft

they are doing their best to start a war

Captn John

One that will eliminate a lot of liberals and democrats. Some billionaires too. No matter who has body guards, even 100, it’s not enough for a determined person.

swmft

the body guard may be who kills them, rights over slavery

Shotgun505

Shall not be infringed. When do we start the shooting? American men Ned to grow some teeth and take this county back from the corrupt politicians currently running it.. about 250 hung politicians would send a loud message.. term limits…

buzzsaw

Not just teeth…

Captn John

Stonewall Jackson said “shoot the brave officers. The cowards will run and the men will follow “.
Eliminate the power of those at the top and it will stop.

swmft

I am ok with the conservation tax as no one else would put up a penny for the future i would do roundup if there was no tax , preserve for the generations to come wild hunting lands

Henry Bowman

“The power to tax is the power to destroy.” – Ben Franklin “No state shall convert a liberty into a license, and therefore charge a fee” – Murdock v Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105 Americans need to stop complying with tyranny – and defend themselves along with their neighbors & countrymen. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of… Read more »

Bill

Good comment, Henry Bowman. Unintended Consequences by John Ross. Read it folks!

CourageousLion

I like the video idea in that book. I bet it would work quite well.

Henry Bowman

Every tactic of the guerrilla must be our mandate and blueprint. In the modern age, we must use the tools at our disposal! Encrypted email, shortwave, and chatrooms. Anonymizers for browsing including anti-fingerprint plugins and persistent cookie blockers…video, same thing. Strip Exif data from any pic or video…And so on!

swmft

I do what i believe is right regardless of government ,as you have pointed out they ignore the rulings of the courts they dont like I can ignore them

Henry Bowman

Exactly. We can ignore them and be nonparticipatory in their tyranny as the means of withdrawing our consent to be governed. Specifically, if we don’t vote for the uniparty, then the uniparty can’t claim sovereignty over us. We remain sovereign and independent in this way… but they will aggress us, as is the wont of all authoritarian regimes, so if you have foreknowledge of their initiating force against you, then you can act preventatively – in other words, a personal, local application of what is today called the ‘Bush Doctrine’ – preventative necessary force against an enemy aggressor. And as… Read more »

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swmft

there are plenty of places to get m16 lpk for under $70 these are government contract parts if lower is truly spec kit installs in minutes if not get out your dremel (only a few here have a cnc or mill ,why would you have that??)

Henry Bowman

Well, I already have enough AR’s, and I’ve done some excellent dremel work on a couple occasions. I had a Taurus clone of the Beretta 96 [PT101AF], every bit as good as Beretta but without the big-name price tag. It was a jam-o-matic till I ground down the feed ramp angle so any ammo would feed flawlessly (even flat nose .40). I polished that feed ramp so well it was like perfect glass…a real smooth baby. As for me & my AR’s, the issue isn’t a need for lowers. If I need versatility in cartridges, I’ll just get everything I… Read more »

swmft

joe biden jim crow same old garbage new whitewash

Jonesy

Yup. I can still hear Lying Joe Biden talk about how his state was a Slave State and how proud he was of it.

swmft

he still wants to own slaves, color not important

CourageousLion

He is making us worse slaves than we already are.

DDS

“The power to tax is the power to destroy.” — Chief Justice John Marshall in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/mcculloch-v-maryland

“You could look it up.” — James Thurber (1941)

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/03/books/l-you-can-look-it-up-577891.html

Knute Knute

Only those who know the alphabet are able to look things up. Such ones are becoming moe and more rare. Soon anyone able to read will be removed from society as an undesirable. Those that remain will know only what googetube chooses for them.
Or, I think much more likely, such ones will grow so fat and slovenly that they will forget how to process oxygen, thus leaving the planet to those who still retain enough brainpower to be able to breathe. 🙂

musicman44mag

awaiting approval, again.

musicman44mag

Still waiting.

swmft

write it coppy past one of the copies will be open when the rest come through post how stupid it was that you had to past it three four ten times

musicman44mag

It was an original work there was no copy and paste. I am sure the problem is that it would read quite controversial. I refered to someone who said you have reaped the whirlwind and someone else that calls to arms and another that says to get in their face and let them know that they are not wanted but I meant it all with the demonratt definition not that of Meriam webster. They probably didn’t like the names and found it to be a challenge.

musicman44mag

Still waiting and no denial. 10:41 06/11/22

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Knute Knute

So, only about 362 days left? Or are you expecting the wait to at least be double that now? Only 17 more years, 11 more months, and 27 more days left to wait? 🙂 “5. There is another reason also why they will close their eyes: for we shall keep promising them to give back all the liberties we have taken away as soon as we have quelled the enemies of peace and tamed all parties …. 6. It is not worth to say anything about how long a time they will be kept waiting for this return of their… Read more »

Russn8r

You guys seen this vile crap?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4e0NqyYMw

Arny

So much for free speech. Unreal

Knute Knute

“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for… Read more »

Russn8r

You guys seen this vile US Army psyop “recruitment” ad?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4e0NqyYMw

Knute Knute

While, there’s 3 and a half minutes of my life wasted that I’ll never get back. The shadows that rule ARE the machine, not ghosts in it. I do notice that they’re getting pretty close to telling their sheep the truth, that they are just cannon fodder to be destroyed at the whim of the machine. Obviously, that was a little secret that they preferred not to discuss. At least until now… It sure is a vile piece of wording though, even though it’s just a reboot of these words from 1897: ” The class of people who most willingly… Read more »

swmft

kind of warped at best

Knute Knute

You should read the whole book. This is from the Victor Marsden edition, translated from the original Yiddish into British English by Mr. Marsden. He took three years to translate the whole book after he retired from foreign service and moved back to England.
He claimed to become physically ill after just one or two pages, so he had to do it just a little at a time. He said the book was so evil that just translating it made him sick. He did die not too long after finishing it. OFC, he was already old, so that proves nothing.

musicman44mag

Gee, all this talk from Joe kamalatoe obiden about Jim Crow and then they are trying to implement new taxes for owning an AR type rifle or a so-called weapon of war 9mm pistol and more? I bet obidens list is bigger than his best buddy next door, Trudeau. Obiden already said that the two of them would be spending allot of time with each other soon at the next summit and he is looking forward to it. I wonder what it, is. What a bigot that is prejudiced by his early years with the KKK and all his voting… Read more »

CourageousLion

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swmft

freedom is not free and peace needs a little war to show its worth