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So according to her reasoning, if you want less of something you tax it. Doesnt that also hold true for wealth
And people in CT will go to another state to buy ammo. There's no valid reason for this tax. Explain how adding $40 to a box of 300 Weatherby ammo does anything to curb crime And neither does doubling the cost of 9mm hollow points.
Just like you can't own/buy a magazine that holds more than 7, 10, or whatever rounds.
There is a dem who is wanting to tax rain water ... when I get time, Ill look for the article
At some point and time people need to give these dumbass politicians the big middle finger.
I bet she doesn't realize that to be proficient with a gun for home defense, that you have to buy a lot more ammunition than you'd keep for home defense to be used for practice...
I'm fine with her bill, so long as there's an exemption practice ammunition. She can put a 50% tax on the 3 bullets I "need" for home defense.
Currently in NY there is no ammo tax. However, provisions in the SAFE Act state that one needs to have a background check to purchase ammo. But the idiot NY Democrats when they passed the SAFE Act in the middle of the night, just assumed the the feds. would do the ammo background checks. They told el Duce Cuomo to pound salt, they can barely keep up with background checks on firearm purchases. So to date the State Police have yet to set up a system for ammo background checks, and NY has no money to pay for it. So I suspect a NY ammo tax will be next to pay for this ammo background check system ?
That is the inherent problem with dumocrats making law. They have no idea how it will be executed and funded.
No wonder they thought AOC was a rising political star...
Keep the poor from self defense and create a black market. Yep that always works....
I’m from MA and I have purchased ammo from NY but that was before the Safe Act so not sure how it is now. I used to buy ammo at the CT Cabelas but non residents no longer can so their goes tax dollars to CT so that was a dumb move. They now have it so a non resident has to get an ammo card from the State Police and it costs $35. F that.
The Commie-Dems that now control 100% of the Illinois government are proposing a $0.01 a round ammo tax. How about a $0.01 per word tax on anyone who needs a document printed in Spanish?
Taxes are a political tool used to steal money to give away allowing for the low life free-loader politician's job another election cycle and also to create a quantity demanded to decrease because of a higher price. If the desire is to reduce fossil fuel emissions from passenger vehicles, you tax the piss out of gasoline making you, as the consumer, buy less by driving less to help make it last.
If ammunition that used to cost $25.99 per 20 round box is now $51.98 because of a 100% tax on the purchase price, you won't go to the range on a Saturday morning just to go shoot for the fun of it. You will shoot 2 rounds to verify zero and then go hunting. You will only buy 1 box per quarter instead of 2. Their thought is that by reducing the quantity demanded of ammunition it will in turn decrease the desire to buy a new gun adding to what they think is the plague surplus of privately owned firearms.
The same goes for non-lead hunting ammunition. Has nothing to do with raptor protection from lead poisoning - that is a farce - and far more raptors are killed by other means than the off chance they eat a rabbit that has one lead pellet in it. Copper is way more expensive than lead making you waste less from recreational shooting causing you to buy less.
Pat is correct, you still can purchase ammo in NY over the counter. However, some ammo retailers will require you to show proof of NY pistol permit if you purchase handgun caliber ammo.
I can buy Winchester 22 L.R. ammo in a box of 500 for less than $10 at my closest gun store. 9 MM is real cheap also.
And don't forget that to buy Ammo here in CT, you need to have and show an Ammo Eligibility Card (or Pistol Permit or Long gun Eligibility permit) where you have to undergo a background check to get it.
So ... criminals are already prevented from buying ammo. Tell me again how this new law would prevent any crimes.
Spike Bull, some of the bricks now have 550 rounds. There are also buckets of bullets with a lot more rounds at a pretty reasonable price. 9 mm is really going down in price. When you couldn't get 9 mm at most stores, I could still get it at my local gun store. They must have connections someplace.