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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Tax Guns Out of the Reach of the Poor
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Michael Ejercito
2019-10-07 13:15:33 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Tax Guns Out of the Reach of the Poor
BY DAN ZIMMERMAN |OCT 02, 2019 |121 COMMENTS
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Beto may have gotten all of the ink for proposing to confiscate
assaulty-looking rifles, but there are other ways to disarm Americans that
don’t involve grabbing guns. After some time in the statist sweat lodge,
Princess Lieawatha’s big brainstorm is to increase the taxes on guns and
ammo to confiscatory levels.

That, of course, would price a lot of low and moderate income people out of
the the market for tools of armed self defense.

Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren has devised a way to disarm the
poor — a steep national gun tax of 30 percent and an ammunition tax of 50
percent.

Her plan would triple the federal excise tax from its current 10 percent
(for handguns) and 11 percent (for shotguns and rifles) and nearly quintuple
the ammunition tax from its current 11 percent.

The burden of the tax will fall on the people, not the manufacturer.

Under the Warren gun tax plan, parents seeking a typical $400 shotgun to
protect their family would have to come up with $520.

Who would be unable to buy guns because of the Warren gun tax? Certainly not
the oft-mentioned “millionaires and billionaires” she claims to want to
stick it to. Many poor households will be unable to afford a gun to protect
their home.

– Emmanuel Sessegnon in How Elizabeth Warren’s gun tax will disarm the poor


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Michael Ejercito
2019-10-08 16:56:55 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Tax Guns Out of the Reach of the Poor
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Beto may have gotten all of the ink for proposing to confiscate
assaulty-looking rifles, but there are other ways to disarm Americans
that don’t involve grabbing guns. After some time in the statist sweat
lodge, Princess Lieawatha’s big brainstorm is to increase the taxes on
guns and ammo to confiscatory levels.
That, of course, would price a lot of low and moderate income people out
of the the market for tools of armed self defense.
Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren has devised a way to disarm the
poor — a steep national gun tax of 30 percent and an ammunition tax of 50
percent.
Her plan would triple the federal excise tax from its current 10 percent
(for handguns) and 11 percent (for shotguns and rifles) and nearly
quintuple the ammunition tax from its current 11 percent.
The burden of the tax will fall on the people, not the manufacturer.
Under the Warren gun tax plan, parents seeking a typical $400 shotgun to
protect their family would have to come up with $520.
Who would be unable to buy guns because of the Warren gun tax? Certainly
not the oft-mentioned “millionaires and billionaires” she claims to want
to stick it to. Many poor households will be unable to afford a gun to
protect their home.
– Emmanuel Sessegnon in How Elizabeth Warren’s gun tax will disarm the poor
Don't worry about it.
(a) Warren won't be POTUS.
(b) Congress won't do it.
Indeed.

Here is my comment.

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/elizabeth-warran-wants-to-tax-guns-out-of-the-reach-of-the-poor/#comment-4350075

a state violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to
the U.S. Constitution whenever it makes the affluence of the voter or
payment of any fee an electoral standard. Voter qualifications have no
relation to wealth

Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections, 383 U.S. 663, 666 (1966)

I fail to see how this principle does not apply with equal force to
firearms.
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