H.R. 5717 levies a 30% tax on gun sales, 50% tax on ammo sales

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Under H.R. 5717, firearms would be taxable at 30%, and ammunition would be taxable at 50%. A portion of these taxes would be used toward gun violence prevention research.

It has been shelved for now but can be revived at any time.

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., introduced in January H.R. 5717, a bill to allegedly reduce gun violence. What it does is make it very expensive to own and use a gun.

If passed it would, among other measures, require individuals to obtain a FEDERAL LICENSE to possess new firearms, raise the minimum age for purchasing firearms and require law enforcement to be notified when an individual does not pass a background check.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced in February a companion bill, S. 3254. Both proposals aim to restrict a class of firearms banned from 1994 to 2004 under a federal law that expired. Companion bills are meant to “promote simultaneous consideration of a measure,” according to the Senate, USA Today reports.

It would make pistols, revolvers, and other firearms taxable at 30%. Shells and cartridges would be taxable at 50%.

USA Today reports it is true.

CORRECTION: IT WAS SHELVED WITH THE NEW CONGRESS. THE ERROR WAS CORRECTED.


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wheelie1952
wheelie1952
1 year ago

Time to build up your arsenal

Casca
Casca
1 year ago
Reply to  wheelie1952

No More! Americans will back down no more. We are tired of the attacks on America and our Bill of Rights, our economy, our jobs, our society, Christianity every bit of the fabric of America. Treason most foul, is in progress by Joe Biden the democrats and Michael Bloomberg. We must all call on Those Loyal to the Republic in DC and states and scream and not politely that they are committing treason.The whole world knows they stole the election, and that their only support is from Illegals, China, And the Domestic and Foreign Terrorists and Alien/Global Predatory Corporate!! The People do not honor nor support these Traitors, these Criminals! We demand that the Honorable in Congress charge them with Treason and remove them from office! To be a Democrat in America is to be despised! They have n honor nor love of Country or God! Time to shout Treason Treason most foul for they re in the progress of destroying America on purpose!!! Democrat is now a by word a curse word and those who wear the label to be shunned.and dismissed from real society! Their mainstream media or propaganda arm don’t admit you watch it or read it because that says you are not of sound mind!

GuvGeek
GuvGeek
1 year ago

Obviously Democrats are unable to read the Constitution. Excessive tax, in fact any Tax, on Guns or Ammunition should be un-Constitutional under a strict reading of the 2nd Amendment. The word infringed has a very specific meaning. Considering the original intent of the 2nd Amendment, any law restricting the ownership of any weapon normally issued to an infantry solder would be illegal under the Constitution.

Democrats want to repeal the 2nd Amendment. What really needs to be repealed is the 16th Amendment. The Government should never have been allowed uncontrolled taxing authority.

Devin
Devin
1 year ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

AMEN, Brother. A M E N.

Bruce Allmon
Bruce Allmon
1 year ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

100% right on. Taxes on rights granted by God or the Bill of Rights are unconstitutional, null, void, and those writing those laws are attacking the Constitution and are guilty of conspiracy to commit sedition and treason.

For A Few Dollars More Final Duel
For A Few Dollars More Final Duel
1 year ago

Hank Johnson! Guam is about to tip over.
This plan has been on the back burner since the Slick Willie Cruella days just like Obamacare.
Bwahaha! Welcome to Georgia photo just came up on screensaver!
Synchronicity is everywhere, if you look.

Mondeaux
Mondeaux
1 year ago

Time to seriously consider our constitutional duty to confront a tyrannical government that our founding fathers warned about.

BKMart
BKMart
1 year ago

Then only the elites can afford guns. It’s called infringing…