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lets tax ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 40 rod, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. CTPhil

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    I object on different grounds. If we accept a tax on ammo, isn't that like saying that guns are the problem with school shootings? And isn't school safety everyone's problem? Why would responsible gun owners be singled out to pay for something that every taxpayer has a stake in?
     
  2. Queen_of_Thunder

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    I pay nearly 20% in taxes already on ammo. NO to the OP and their suggestion.

    Where are thd troll police when you need them.
     
  3. RetiredUSNChief

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    Why?

    Think "sin tax".
     
  4. Prince Yamato

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    Let's not.
     
  5. PRM

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    NUTZ... the government gets enough of my money and has intruded in my life enough.

    I was once in the midrange-middle class, today, its more like the working poor. Between payroll tax increases, increase in insurance and co-pays, my take home is about $400 less per month than a year ago. Because of Obamacare - prescriptions I was paying $15 a month to get are now $90.

    I've had a gut full of government funded programs. The government can't give something to anyone that it doesn't first take from someone else. Agreeing to an ammo tax is like drinking a bottle of laxative - once the crap starts, it's hard to stop.
     
  6. foghornl

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    Not sure if he is still in office or not, but every year California Rep (State Rep, IIRC) Don Perata would introduce the nickle-a-bullet tax bill.

    Not a new idea, but still an extremely BAD idea.
     
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  7. beeenbag

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    If you have an even larger bone, knock the dang thing in the head and make soup for your self with the bone.
     
  8. jmorris

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    Why ammo? How about moving all money from traffic tickets to fund your ideas?

    The tax, tax ,tax mentality has to stop. They can't tax us enough to keep up with how much they can spend.
     
  9. JRH6856

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    When the permanent federal income tax was imposed in 1913, there were 7 brackets ranging from 1% to 7%. I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time...to someone.
     
  10. zorro45

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    Don't we already have an excise tax on ammo, being spent on things such as a multimillion dollar prosecution of a whale-watch boat operator who "lied" to Federal investigators about whether or not her crew whistled at a whale?
     
  11. mrvco

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    subject line of this thread should be "tax ammo moar"
     
  12. black_powder_Rob

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    :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: no :cuss: way. There I have said my piece.
     
  13. SharpsDressedMan

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    What is it with the English? We broke away from that tax thing in 1776! Don't you guys get it? The tax on ammo is at 11% right now, same as that on manufactured firearms. Go tax something else. I propose a lid on all taxes. No US citizen shall ever pay more than 50% of their income on ANY and ALL taxes, combined. Income, property, ammo, sales tax, surtaxes, school taxes, levies, etc. The collective governments can get together and SHARE that 50%, but they'll get no more. Let them figure out where to cut and budget what their share of it is! That is all I'm willing to give up. After that, we fight! When it reaches 50%, the taxpayer is exempt of all further taxes. Flat tax, do away with sales taxes: they'll be included in the single tax collection. Hell, think of how many pointless government jobs can be cut if one tax departmemnt does the collection and distribution to the respective governments.
     
  14. ApacheCoTodd

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    What a short sighted idea smacking of the plea of the rabbit to the hunter... "Please mister hunter, just take a foot and I'll be on my way, slowly" Gimme a break!

    I'll just go ahead and give you your tag line for your campaign...

    IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN
     
  15. 22-rimfire

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    Let's not. I always notice that it is mostly the new members or members with low post counts that propose such things.

    Sometimes I wonder why I even bother posting to such threads. Maybe I am experiencing "THR burn out". Sometimes I wonder how you moderators continue to do the moderating.
     
  16. beeb173

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    "Let's not. I always notice that it is mostly the new members or members with low post counts that propose such things."

    or maybe it's that this site has a way of chasing away anyone with different opinions.
     
  17. meanmrmustard

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    Well, you're on a firearms themed forum.

    We want our ammo cheap, our guns cheaper, our rights left alone.

    With all due respect.
     
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  18. easyg

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    No!
    Such a tax is just another infringement on our Second Amendment.

    I'm amazed at how some people are so eager to have their Rights stripped away!
     
  19. black_powder_Rob

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    To beb173

    Or maybe we are just tired of seeing all the threads that come along claiming to have a fix to the problem using compromise and capitulation. Sorry I for one am getting tired of this. Glad y'all are trying to find a way to dx things but it is not the tool that needs fixing it is the operators (mental health issues) that need fixing.
     
  20. black_powder_Rob

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    Need a "like" button for meanmrmustard's comment!
     
  21. callotk

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    You know where that idea can go!!!!!!!!!
     
  22. BullfrogKen

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    Echo chambers do make for boring conversations.
     
  23. Tob

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    The Government has for some time believed if they support things financially, they can write the rules.

    Typical bullying.

    If we allow them to tax it, they will then control it.

    The argument that they use funds unwisely isn't even the issue.
     
  24. BullfrogKen

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    I think we've had enough.
     
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