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This is a train wreck. I'm actually starting to feel sick to my stomach and I still cant stop reading this filth as it pops up. This hour, I stumble onto this gem written by another wolf in sheep's clothing. The author even says none of this will work but do it anyway......

http://c.washingtontimes.com/neighborhoo...eapon-ban/

Quote: But there are ways to do this short of dancing merrily on the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which the President has declared he holds in high regard.

We limit the size of soda cups in restaurants, we tax cigarettes and junk foods, we impose luxury taxes on the trappings of the rich.

Obamacare, the Supreme Court ruled, is yet another tax we have to pay.

So why not tax assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and tax them exorbitantly? Would high taxes stop a Malvo from stealing a gun? Probably not. But if store owners were responsible for a thousand-dollar tax upon receiving weapons from their wholesalers, you can bet that they would keep those weapons chained and locked, reducing the possibility of theft.

Would exorbitant gun taxes prevent a mother in Connecticut, which has some of the country's strictest gun laws already, from owning the assault weapons her son used to kill twenty school children? No, but if the taxes were prohibitive, stores might not stock weapons like that, and Mrs. Lanza might have decided to stick with lower-taxed handguns – still lethal, but with much less capacity as a weapon of mass slaughter.

Would exorbitant taxes on assault weapons have prevented the shootings in Arizona, Oregon and Colorado? Perhaps. We're playing a game of probabilities here, and if the incidents would have been impossible, they'd have been less likely.

If buying a firearm require that tax forms be completed and verified, and if those forms required fingerprints, picture ID, social security numbers and proof of citizenship, the barrier to purchase would be raised yet again, and it would help create a review process that could flag some people for no purchase.

None of this would preclude the hunter from purchasing a typical hunting rifle or result in an undue economic burden to the buyer. It wouldn't stop people from having handguns for self-defense. But if someone breaks into my house, a .45-caliber handgun is as lethal and as easy to use as a Bushmaster assault rifle.
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csmith;56429 Wrote:This is a train wreck. I'm actually starting to feel sick to my stomach and I still cant stop reading this filth as it pops up. This hour, I stumble onto this gem written by another wolf in sheep's clothing. The author even says none of this will work but do it anyway......

http://c.washingtontimes.com/neighborhoo...eapon-ban/

Quote: But there are ways to do this short of dancing merrily on the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which the President has declared he holds in high regard.

We limit the size of soda cups in restaurants, we tax cigarettes and junk foods, we impose luxury taxes on the trappings of the rich.

Obamacare, the Supreme Court ruled, is yet another tax we have to pay.

So why not tax assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and tax them exorbitantly? Would high taxes stop a Malvo from stealing a gun? Probably not. But if store owners were responsible for a thousand-dollar tax upon receiving weapons from their wholesalers, you can bet that they would keep those weapons chained and locked, reducing the possibility of theft.

Would exorbitant gun taxes prevent a mother in Connecticut, which has some of the country's strictest gun laws already, from owning the assault weapons her son used to kill twenty school children? No, but if the taxes were prohibitive, stores might not stock weapons like that, and Mrs. Lanza might have decided to stick with lower-taxed handguns – still lethal, but with much less capacity as a weapon of mass slaughter.

Would exorbitant taxes on assault weapons have prevented the shootings in Arizona, Oregon and Colorado? Perhaps. We're playing a game of probabilities here, and if the incidents would have been impossible, they'd have been less likely.

If buying a firearm require that tax forms be completed and verified, and if those forms required fingerprints, picture ID, social security numbers and proof of citizenship, the barrier to purchase would be raised yet again, and it would help create a review process that could flag some people for no purchase.

None of this would preclude the hunter from purchasing a typical hunting rifle or result in an undue economic burden to the buyer. It wouldn't stop people from having handguns for self-defense. But if someone breaks into my house, a .45-caliber handgun is as lethal and as easy to use as a Bushmaster assault rifle.


I've got an idea...how about we tax over indulgent, irresponsible parents with psychotic children....
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Or we tax dipshits like him when they want to publish an article? A thousand dollar tax per newspaper article.
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Incidentally, I have never before considered buying a Bushmaster (nothing against them), but I am really feeling an urge to go buy one now.
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I've got to say that is some of the most offensive, idiotic and irrational logic I have ever read. The 2nd amendment is not some minor inconvenience to be danced around. It is one of the cornerstones of one of the most important documents in the history of the world. To try to find sneaky ways around the law, one of the key laws like this says a lot about a persons lack of character.
Everytime we look the other way when someone else loses rights we disagree with, we make it easier to lose the rights we support.

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csmith;56456 Wrote:Incidentally, I have never before considered buying a Bushmaster (nothing against them), but I am really feeling an urge to go buy one now.

Why is nobody screaming about Glock or Sig? The 10mm Glock is a high capacity, high powered military style assault pistol. And the Sig is military issue in a number of countries.
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Warpt762x39;56484 Wrote:
csmith;56456 Wrote:Incidentally, I have never before considered buying a Bushmaster (nothing against them), but I am really feeling an urge to go buy one now.

Why is nobody screaming about Glock or Sig? The 10mm Glock is a high capacity, high powered military style assault pistol. And the Sig is military issue in a number of countries.

Because the Glock and Sig weren't used to kill the children.

An AR15 was used in Aurora, CO and then in the Oregon Mall.
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MrPeanut;56509 Wrote:
Warpt762x39;56484 Wrote:Why is nobody screaming about Glock or Sig? The 10mm Glock is a high capacity, high powered military style assault pistol. And the Sig is military issue in a number of countries.

Because the Glock and Sig weren't used to kill the children.

An AR15 was used in Aurora, CO and then in the Oregon Mall.

The AR in Colorado jammed almost immediately and likely killed nobody. The vast majority of the wounds inflicted were from the pistols and the shotgun.
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#9
Try and collect it!
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Warpt762x39;56518 Wrote:
MrPeanut;56509 Wrote:Because the Glock and Sig weren't used to kill the children.

An AR15 was used in Aurora, CO and then in the Oregon Mall.

The AR in Colorado jammed almost immediately and likely killed nobody. The vast majority of the wounds inflicted were from the pistols and the shotgun.

The media doesn't care about things like facts and details, nor do the sheeple.
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