Gun Tax Bill Doubles Federal Gun Tax, Quintuples Ammo Tax

Posted by John Kartch on Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 4:00 PM PERMALINK

Gun Tax Bill Sponsor: "I would like to outlaw them altogether."

Congressional Democrats have introduced a bill to radically increase the federal excise tax on guns and ammunition. The bill’s sponsor has acknowledged he would like to make guns cost prohibitive and “outlaw them altogether.”

The bill, H.R. 5103, does the following:

-Doubles the federal excise tax on pistols and revolvers, from 10 percent to 20 percent.

-Nearly doubles the federal excise tax on shotguns and rifles, raising it from 11 percent up to 20 percent.

-Nearly quintuples the federal excise tax on ammunition, raising it from 11 percent up to 50 percent.

The bill is sponsored by Chicago-area Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and has nine co-sponsors, all Democrats.

In an interview with Sirius XM Patriot’s Kerry Picket, Davis made shocking admissions: He wants to outlaw guns and doesn’t mind if low-income Americans are unable to have guns due to his gun tax increase:

Kerry Picket, Sirius XM Patriot:  “Now some would argue that then guns and ammunition would only be available to those with money, those who are wealthy. And that those who are in the lower classes as far as financial terms are concerned would not be able to afford such weapons. Tell me about that.”

Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.):  “Well I would be just as pleased if neither group were able to get them [guns]. So what I am saying is it doesn’t pose an issue for me because I would like to outlaw them altogether. I am saying I would like to make it where nobody except military personnel would ever have access to these weapons. So it wouldn’t bother me that one category of people couldn’t get them even if the other one was willing to pay the high price for them. Then we use that money for services that are needed and people could make use of them.”

Picket: “So rich people only could own firearms?”

Congressman Davis:  “So if rich people could only get firearms then only rich people would be able to pay the price. And if that could prevent some people from getting them, I would want to prevent all people from getting them. But if rich people were willing, and would continue to pay the high price then I’d be happy that we kept the other group from getting them.”

Needless to say, Americans for Tax Reform opposes the bill. “This bill, and the comments of its author, make clear that Democrats just want to tax the Second Amendment out of existence,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.



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