Democrats are once again out to punish law-abiding citizens.
A group of almost two dozen Democrats are presenting legislation to hit us in the pocket even more.
They want to raise taxes on guns and ammunition to help fund their gun violence programs.
Make Them Pay
Since they cannot repeal the Second Amendment, they will just make our lives miserable.
The group, headed by Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) wants to raise taxes by 0.5 percent on weapons and ammunition purchases.
Every penny of the increase would fund the Gun Violence Prevention Trust Fund.
Davis stated, “Not one penny of current federal excise taxes on guns and ammunition goes to gun violence prevention.
“The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act is an important part of comprehensive gun violence prevention because it creates guaranteed annual funding to stop gun violence via a small increase of 0.5% in existing excise gun and ammunition taxes.”
Democrats firmly believe that gun control is a winner for them in mid-term elections, so they will push for this as hard as possible.
If they are able to turn this into a budgetary measure, they will be able to use reconciliation to force it through.
If not, they will have to get 10 Republicans in the Senate to get on board, and I just don’t see that happening.