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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Russell B. Dobbyn
Russell B. Dobbyn
1 year ago

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.

Goku Vegeta
1 year ago

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.

BKMart
BKMart
1 year ago

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

Mondeaux
Mondeaux
1 year ago

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

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.
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Synchronicity is everywhere, if you look.