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    Default CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

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    Connecticut Democrats Propose 50% Tax on Ammunition

    Two Connecticut Democrats have proposed legislation that could serve as the progressive left’s most effective form of backdoor gun control yet, if implemented.

    State Senator Will Haskell and State Representative Jillian Gilchrest declared their intentions last week to sponsor a bill that would tax the sale of all forms of ammunition in Connecticut at a whopping 50%.

    This backdoor gun control measure would serve a de facto purpose of effectively pricing out a great portion of middle and working-class gun owners, leaving Connecticut’s already significantly hollowed-out Second Amendment protections reserved exclusively for the wealthy.

    The legislation would exempt law enforcement and military from paying the ammunition tax hoisted upon everyday civilians.


    Ammunition is essentially useless without a firearm, and purchase of it isn’t subject to the same degree of legal scrutiny one would undergo when purchasing a gun. It’s also unclear how the ammunition tax legislation would deal with online ammunition sales in a world where the Second Amendment community increasingly relies on online retailers.

    If online sales can’t be subjected to the tax, the legislation could have the effect of placing many local Connecticut gun stores and shooting ranges out of business, stripping them of their ability to compete with online retailers for ammunition sales.

    The state already has both an “assault weapons” ban and a ban on magazines with a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

    It’s unclear how a heavy tax on ammunition would make average Connecticuters safer, especially when the state already has enacted severe measures with the intention of discouraging gun ownership among law-abiding citizens.

    Connecticut had tragically been the site of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, which motivated the state legislature to enact some of the aforementioned gun control measures.
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/connec...on-ammunition/
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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    Some Republicans should propose a 50% tax on abortions. 100% of abortions result in the death of a child. It’ll never go anywhere but it would be funny to watch the Dems have to stand there and defend the one tax proposal(for the children) while pillorying the other.
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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    Let them. If there is no pushback, then they deserve it.

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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    Quote Originally Posted by middlefinger View Post
    They probably don't remember that a revolution was started up the road over a tax on tea.
    Sticks and stones will break my bones but hollow points expand on impact.

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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    I see an opportunity for big ammo stores at the first exits in neighboring states.
    If it ain't broke it ain't mine.

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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    I see an opportunity for big ammo stores at the first exits in neighboring states.
    yup, just like the fireworks stores .

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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    I see an opportunity for big ammo stores at the first exits in neighboring states.
    Except the neighbors are MA, NY and RI, not a good business model.

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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    Ct is a small state. And I know people there have heard of reloading................

    This is really just a way to get rid of all of indoor shooting ranges.

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    Default Re: CT dimms propose 50% ammo tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    I see an opportunity for big ammo stores at the first exits in neighboring states.
    Yes it will, but that will still screw the firearms stores in the State, especially the little guys. It will also provide a new source of black market revenue for the crime gangs that already run cigarettes and drugs. If public safety were their real concern the Democrats would understand all that. But real public safety is the least of their concerns. Once CT enacts, MA, RI, NY and NJ will follow. That will kill the borderline businesses. Most of these states already ban online purchases. It is all part or the plan of effectively causing full citizen disarmament. The left is showing no restraint -- none. They have proven that they can infringe with impunity and are doing it. That is why all those RINOs that screwed us on HB2060 last year set the stage for this same tactic to be employed in 2019.

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    Ecclesiastes 10:2 ........... United States v. Cruikshank

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