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Spike Bull 07-Feb-19
Tiger eye 07-Feb-19
bad karma 07-Feb-19
HDE 07-Feb-19
HedgeHunter 07-Feb-19
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JTV 07-Feb-19
Pat Lefemine 07-Feb-19
HDE 07-Feb-19
IdyllwildArcher 07-Feb-19
Spike Bull 08-Feb-19
Squash 08-Feb-19
HDE 08-Feb-19
gflight 08-Feb-19
spike78 08-Feb-19
Woods Walker 10-Feb-19
Pat Lefemine 10-Feb-19
HDE 10-Feb-19
HedgeHunter 10-Feb-19
Squash 11-Feb-19
Shuteye 11-Feb-19
Ace 11-Feb-19
Spike Bull 11-Feb-19
Shuteye 11-Feb-19
07-Feb-19

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"CT Democrat Introduces 50 Percent Tax on Ammunition

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, 5.56 millimeter ammunition waits to be fired in an M-4 carbine rifle while U.S. Army recruits take live-fire marksmanship training at Fort Jackson, S.C. As gun ownership among young Americans drops and the Army trains a new generation more accustomed to blasting … AP/Gerry Broome

by AWR HAWKINS 5 Feb 20193440

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Connecticut State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-13th) is pushing a 50 percent tax on ammunition purchases in her state.

Gilchrest is willing to exempt police and military personnel from the impost, but homeowners worried about defending their lives and those of their families get no such break.

In fact, Gilchrest questions how much ammunition a homeowner needs to carry out a viable defense. She tweeted: “I’m hearing push back about the need to protect one’s home… but how much ammunition does someone really need to do that?”

advertisement Gilchrest equated taxes on ammunition with taxes on cigarettes, claiming both are examples of a “public health measure”:

Gilchrest did not mention that a tax on ammunition makes self-defense cosh prohibitive for poorer Americans.

She readily admits that under her plan, a $10 box of ammunition would cost $15, but she does not connect the dots to understand that most ammo is far higher than $10 to begin with. So the price increase resulting her from her proposed tax would, in many cases, be much greater than $5.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange."

From: Tiger eye
07-Feb-19
So according to her reasoning, if you want less of something you tax it. Doesnt that also hold true for wealth

From: bad karma
07-Feb-19
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.

From: HDE
07-Feb-19
Just like you can't own/buy a magazine that holds more than 7, 10, or whatever rounds.

Right...

From: HedgeHunter
07-Feb-19
CT Raggie Socialist nut jobs.

At some point they will tax Air, fog, snow, rain, fire, etc.

When you’ve taxed everything you can and Socialist model flops the place will be death on a popcicle stick.

Can pay the clean up crew (cops) no $, cant pay CT National Guard , no $.

What then?

Have NH residents fill body bags?

Place is going full Commie and quick like.

HH~

From: HedgeHunter
07-Feb-19
CT Raggie Socialist nut jobs.

At some point they will tax Air, fog, snow, rain, fire, etc.

When you’ve taxed everything you can and Socialist model flops the place will be death on a popcicle stick.

Can pay the clean up crew (cops) no $, cant pay CT National Guard , no $.

What then?

Have NH residents fill body bags?

Place is going full Commie and quick like.

HH~

From: JTV
07-Feb-19
There is a dem who is wanting to tax rain water ... when I get time, Ill look for the article

From: Pat Lefemine
07-Feb-19
They can’t ban all guns but the 2A says nothing about taxing Ammo. So that’s what they’re going to do. Radical Democrats have super majorities in both chambers and we just elected another radical for governor. No chance this bill fails unless someone objects because 50% is too low.

From: HDE
07-Feb-19
At some point and time people need to give these dumbass politicians the big middle finger.

07-Feb-19
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.

08-Feb-19
Unforunately, CT is surrounded by other commiE strongholds. You cannot go north into Massachussetts and buy anything gun related as a non-resident. On the west is NY, I am not familiar with their ammo purchase laws but would guess it is not good there either. The same goes for Rhode Island on their east. It will not be easy for CT gun owners to avoid this tax.

From: Squash
08-Feb-19
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 ?

From: HDE
08-Feb-19
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...

From: gflight
08-Feb-19
Keep the poor from self defense and create a black market. Yep that always works....

From: spike78
08-Feb-19
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.

From: Woods Walker
10-Feb-19
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?

From: Pat Lefemine
10-Feb-19
Nonresidents can still buy ammo over the counter in NY. You don’t need a background check.

And for what it’s worth the Dems are more interested in banning guns than they are in tax revenue from ammo. They won’t be happy until America is gun free.

From: HDE
10-Feb-19
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.

From: HedgeHunter
10-Feb-19
If yer in CT and yer a Free American it maybe time to get yer affairs in order and sell the farm. Pack up the Tobacca farm and head to more free states.

HH~

From: Squash
11-Feb-19
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.

From: Shuteye
11-Feb-19
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.

From: Ace
11-Feb-19
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.

11-Feb-19
Shuteye, that is amazing! I was just at the range and we were all elated because the glass counter at walmart is packed full of Remington 500 round bricks at $20 each!

Not only do we have plenty available but that is the cheapest it has been in years!

From: Shuteye
11-Feb-19
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.

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