Need help with numbers


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Guy B. Meredith
May 14, 2003, 11:39 AM
In arguing against the California twin Assembly bills to tax firearm ownership I would like to have good numbers to demonstrate the vast inequity (even if one were to assume that the advertised purpose is honest).

To do this I would like to be able to talk about the responsible citizen's burden compared to the burden placed on the guilty. The two sets of numbers are:

1. a range of shots likely to be fired over a given period of time in crime or irresponsible acts vs number of rounds fired in responsible use of firearm, probably focusing on the high count competitor or marks(*cough, cough*)persons (a bit of PC to sugar the conversation with bigoted "liberals").

2. A reasonable population of criminals/irresponsible and a reasonable population of responsible firearms owners, again probably focusing on percentage of guns used in crime vs number of guns in circulation or population of competive shooters and markspersons.

THR software takes out extra spaces so that columns don't line up, but using totally ficticious numbers, the argument goes something like:

rnds/mo tax$/mo pop tot tax % of burden
BG 50 $5 5 $25 .13% to .53%
GG 500-2000 $50-$200 95 $4750-$19000 99.47% to 99.87%

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