If "taxes" on ammo go up, what are you going to do?

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    If "taxes" on ammo go up, what are you going to do?

    Let's say the Dems do raise taxes on ammunition. Would you continue to practice, compete, take classes, etc?

    Even if you load up on ammo now, it will eventually be used up and you will have to replace it. Plus, once a tax is established, it is pretty darn hard to remove it. (Case in point, a telephone tax from IIRC the late 1800s specifically levied to fund the Spanish-American War was recently removed. )
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    I'll pay less taxes in other areas, and find a way to spin it so they buy more of my ammo.
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    The tax on ammunition as current dates back to the Pittman-Robertson act of 1937 at 11%.

    Its' used to help us all in funding most everything that is related wildlife and wilderness.
    An increase of that tax would be passed on to consumers and absorbed down the road without second thought, just as it is now today, which ultimately would benefit us all but be a very tough and unpopular item to sell and pass in legislation. Nobody right now wants to be associated to a tax increase. And surely not a first term President who has ideas toward seeing a second term.

    A better more likely item to occur would be passing of another AWB and with that restricting ammunition types along with the associated firearms that chamber them. No taxation required, effective, and technically not an infringement of ones rights to acquire, own, or use a firearm.

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    No matter, I'll just keep stockpiling as funds allow. Just ordered 3,000 7.62X39 and 1,000 9MM from Ammoman today. Free shipping too!


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    pay higher taxes on ammo
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    In order to get past an all out ban on ammo or weapons
    and in order to not be seen as a tax increase, it could be very possible for the government to require a tax stamp in order to get ammo or guns.

    The next step would be to limit the issue of these "tax stamps"

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    I may not be able to buy every week then, but maybe every two weeks? Once a month? If my hourly wages went up, that would be good! If the feds quit taking so much of my hard earned money, that would even be better.

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    Go to shooting my 22lr Hipower conversion more.

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    I have enough packed away that my kids will be fighting over it when I am turning back to dust.

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    Keep right on pulling the handles on my reloaders and melting wheelweights.

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    Woudln't that be discrimination? Just wondering. Sounds like it to me. Just like cigratte taxes are as well. I keep thinking of how unenforcable a law is if it isn't supported by the citizenry such as the 18th Amendment. I'm tired of feeling like a bad person because I want the means to defend myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin132 View Post
    Woudln't that be discrimination? Just wondering. Sounds like it to me. Just like cigratte taxes are as well.
    Technically, no under current statutes.

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    I keep thinking of how unenforcable a law is if it isn't supported by the citizenry such as the 18th Amendment. I'm tired of feeling like a bad person because I want the means to defend myself.
    Yea

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    Stop letting our gun right get crapped on and maybe take a stand as gunowners for once instead of taking it like a champ?

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