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$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as “Role Model” for States

Posted 04/18/2016 2:33 pm by

Steep gun tax concept endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993 beginning to take hold

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month. An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.


As reported by the Saipan Tribune:


The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMI’s new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be “a role model” for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolled and continued gun violence.


The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on recent reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that assesses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.


The threat of such a tax serving as a role model for other politicians to impose is not an idle one. Consider the following:


Seattle Gun and Ammunition Tax: On Jan. 1, 2016, Seattle’s $25 per gun tax took effect, as did a two cent to five cent tax per round of ammunition. The new taxes have already forced at least one major gun dealer to leave the city.


Cook County, Ill. Gun and Ammunition Tax: On June 1, 2016, Cook County’s new ammunition tax takes effect, at a rate of one cent to five cents per round of ammunition. The ammo tax comes on top of the existing gun tax regime of $25 per gun.


Hillary Clinton’s 25% Gun Tax Endorsement: In passionate testimony to the Senate Finance Committee in 1993, Hillary Clinton gave her strong personal endorsement to a new national 25% sales tax on guns and endorsed a steep increase in the gun dealer fee, to $2,500. “I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that,” said Clinton at the conclusion of her endorsement.


“The Left is now seeking to tax guns out of existence,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “The Second Amendment makes it difficult to legally ban guns, but Hillary has led the way to explaining you can achieve the same thing with high taxes.”


In newly released footage from Americans for Tax Reform, Clinton is shown nodding enthusiastically as she endorsed the 25% gun tax and as legal gun dealers were described as “purveyors of violence.”


Further details are available at ATR’s dedicated website, www.HighTaxHillary.com

2 responses to $1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as “Role Model” for States

  1. fred54 April 18th, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Seattle chased it’s ONLY gun store out so the tax is meaningless because anybody who wants to buy a gun or ammo with do so in another town. As far as a $1,000 excise tax, easy way around that. Just make the guns from 80% kits. So not only will that make the tax useless it will make registration impossible. And universal background checks, no problem. Every gun is owned by a corporate entity and the “owners” just trade the shares so no actual sale takes place and no paper work is ever filled out. Problem solved.


  2. L Garou April 19th, 2016 at 5:54 am

    How about they(we) give the boot to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, instead.


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