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Bullet tax proposal is new twist in gun-control debate
gopusa.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Stateline

Posted on 12/29/2012 6:11:49 PM PST by vet7279

"The Hartford Courant reported last week that two Democratic legislators were proposing a new 50 percent tax on bullets as part of a broader gun-control bill. The Connecticut legislation is one sign that the gun-control debate that the shootings will prompt next year in statehouses around the country could morph into an ammunition-control debate, too."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: ammunition; antigun; banglist; democrats; guncontrol; secondamendment; tax
Heads up - They are going to try every angle....
1 posted on 12/29/2012 6:12:00 PM PST by vet7279
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To: vet7279
No, it's not.

It's all been tried before.

2 posted on 12/29/2012 6:20:38 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: vet7279

A box or a bullet?


3 posted on 12/29/2012 6:22:12 PM PST by Husker24
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To: vet7279

Yep, this will really solve the problem. I am sure the bad guys who shoot people and commit robberies with stolen guns will be really upset when they run out of stolen ammo and make a quick stop at Walmart only to find out they have to pay extra money.

Politicians are not only insane, they are stoopid!


4 posted on 12/29/2012 6:31:31 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: vet7279

Politician buffoonery creating yet another black market. The Mexican smugglers will love this one.


5 posted on 12/29/2012 6:34:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: vet7279

This is nothing new. I still remember the video of Moynihan laughing and saying we can tax this out of existence.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/04/us/moynihan-asks-big-tax-increase-on-ammunition.html


6 posted on 12/29/2012 6:37:43 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: vet7279
Bullets are to cartridges as flour is to bread, as cement is to concrete, etc. When will they ever learn?
7 posted on 12/29/2012 6:41:16 PM PST by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: vet7279

Oh and adding a hefty tax on tobacco has worked so well to get people to get smoking too.

Freaking idiots!


8 posted on 12/29/2012 6:43:24 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: diverteach

It is not a tax, it is a revenue enhancement... /s


9 posted on 12/29/2012 6:47:00 PM PST by vet7279
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To: Husker24
same-same, 50% is 50%...
10 posted on 12/29/2012 7:14:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Ohh I misread it, I thought it said.50 cents.


11 posted on 12/29/2012 7:23:17 PM PST by Husker24
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To: vet7279

The bullet tax is nothing new. It has been proposed many times before.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 7:30:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Husker24
per box would be one thing, per round, that WOULD be rough...
13 posted on 12/29/2012 7:34:43 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Grams A
Yep, taxes will solve all crime problems.

And we all know that when people get elected to office they automatically
become 1000 times smarter than those who elected them to office.

14 posted on 12/29/2012 7:37:14 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: vet7279

Saw it coming. So sad. Too late “COMRADE”.


15 posted on 12/29/2012 7:40:19 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: vet7279
Gun control does not equate to crime prevention, only revenue. It's called control.
The laws to prevent crime are already there, and people will break those laws.
16 posted on 12/29/2012 7:48:51 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: vet7279

“Truth is stranger than fiction”

Chris Rock on making every bullet cost $5,000.00:

“If every bullet cost five thousand dollars, there would be no more `innocent bystanders’”.

“Dude musta did something, they put fifty thousand dollars worth of bullets in his @ss!”

“And people would think twice! “I would blow your f***ing head off....if I could afford it! I’m gonna get me another job, start saving some money, and you’re a dead man!”

Oh well, got to laugh at something in a world gone mad.


17 posted on 12/29/2012 7:56:27 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: vet7279

Why doesn’t the Connecticut legislature simply levy a 500% tax on every Connecticut manufactured Colt AR-15 sold for the commercial market?

Why don’t these gun grabbers put their money where their mouths are?


18 posted on 12/29/2012 8:00:51 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Right. This idea was waved around when Clinton was POTUS.


19 posted on 12/29/2012 8:05:12 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: vet7279

But what if I make my own bullets? (...when I’m not tending the still, of course.)


20 posted on 12/29/2012 8:06:34 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: vet7279

let’s see now, I decide to shoot up the local nursery school but the tax on bullets is very high. I need about 1,000 bullets, and at the end of my shoot-em up, I’m going to kill myself. I don’t have the cash for the ammunition so I guess I’ll have to put them on my credit card, tax and all. By Wednesday, I’ll be dead and I guess Mastercard will just have to live with it...too bad!!!.....and people actually think that a tax will deter anything.....pathetic


21 posted on 12/29/2012 9:10:21 PM PST by terycarl
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To: vet7279

let’s see now, I decide to shoot up the local nursery school but the tax on bullets is very high. I need about 1,000 bullets, and at the end of my shoot-em up, I’m going to kill myself. I don’t have the cash for the ammunition so I guess I’ll have to put them on my credit card, tax and all. By Wednesday, I’ll be dead and I guess Mastercard will just have to live with it...too bad!!!.....and people actually think that a tax will deter anything.....pathetic


22 posted on 12/29/2012 9:14:42 PM PST by terycarl
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To: vet7279

This makes perfect sense. Someone planning to use 100 rounds to kill 50 people at an elementary school, and then himself, will be thwarted by having the rounds cost $1.50 each, instead of a $1.00 each, when the gun and loaded magazines are stolen, but this will have no effect on law-abiding citizens who shoot 100 rounds a week, every week, to retain their skills. Yep, this measure is carefully crafted to do *just* what it was supposed to do, without any unintended consequences.

Say, isn’t there a book of the same name?


23 posted on 12/29/2012 9:52:28 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: vet7279

Not new. That pompous, verbose, over-rated fat clown Daniel Patrick Moynahan (Spelling?) from New York proposed the very same thing.

Liberal idiots are inventive if not logical.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 9:53:45 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Delta 21
But what if I make my own bullets?

I always wonder about that. I have several reloading presses; I can easily put together thousands of cartridges in a day on either a progressive or turret press.

I suppose they would try to tax primers and possibly brass, powder, and manufactured bullets. I cast my own bullets. I reuse my brass. I have heard that it is a lot of trouble and I have never tried it, but primers can be reused. I have read discussions about making powder. If the authorities try to tax ammo out of existence... creative individuals will find a way to get around it.

25 posted on 01/16/2013 10:19:57 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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