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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    • 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!

  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. IF THEY DO THAT THEN TO GET AROUND THAT MAKE PEOPLE DONATE THE COST OF THE AMMO TO THE BUSINESSES CHARITY AND THEN CHARGE THEM FOR A SODA, WHILE GIVING THE AMMO AWAY. OR SELL THEMN SOMETHING ELSE AND GIVE AWAY THE AMMO.

  5. This news site has less life that H.R. 5715. It DIED in a subcommittee when the 116th Congress adjourned. However, we can expect similar bills and/or amendment to other bills during the 117th Congress.

    • Thank you for the update, and we will address that. And, yes, we are suffering in traffic due to censorship from the Left. Now we are being suppressed by Google. But, they won’t silence us.

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