Why do Democrats hate poor people? Fox 5 Atlanta:
Two Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would make buying a firearm much more expensive. The bill would nearly double sales taxes on guns, and more than quadruple the tax rates on ammunition.
The bill is sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., who say their legislation takes aim on gun violence starting at the pocketbook. The bill is called the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities act. It calls for taxes on weapons to be raised well above what they are currently.
Under the proposed legislation, the tax rate on firearms purchases would increase from 11 percent to 20 percent. Tax rates on ammunition would rise from 11 percent to 50 percent. The proceeds would go to anti-gun violence programs.
Regressive taxes always hurt the poor. And the money “raised?” Watch it disappear…
Making guns and ammo more expensive for those of us who want (and need) to protect ourselves only emboldens criminals. And politicians.
I bet Danny Davis wouldn’t walk to school in Chicago these days. He’d ride in his limo, with his Stormtroppers trotting along side, waving at the little people.
Whose side are these wise guys on, anyway? They must be silent partners in (language warning)
Chris Rock’s Bait Shop and Ammo Emporium ?
Befuddles me, this does.