Taxes On Arms Illegal. As Are Fees.

Taxes On Arms Illegal. As Are Fees.

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#1 Mar 28, 2012
Taxes or fees by Government on an unalienable Right are illegal.

Shall not be INFRINGED, is stated right there in the Constitution, 2nd Amendment.

Arms, the definition includes the weapon and all it's components to make it work.

Taxes (Fees) on Arms, Ammunition, accompaniments, etc... etc... are an infringement and are clearly illegal. Always have been, always will be.

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#3 Sep 13, 2012
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#4 Sep 13, 2012
So, get off your computer, and go file suit to have them struck down. Good luck. The NRA has more legal resources than you can imagine, and even they aren't fool hardy enough to waste them on such a fruitless endeavor.

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#5 Oct 9, 2012
Hartes Ignorance wrote:
So, get off your computer, and go file suit to have them struck down. Good luck. The NRA has more legal resources than you can imagine, and even they aren't fool hardy enough to waste them on such a fruitless endeavor.
Why so angry about the Constitution.

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#6 Oct 9, 2012
Cook County mulling violence tax on guns and ammunition

BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter October 9, 2012 1:02AM

Drawing the ire of the gun lobby, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
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http://www.suntimes.com/15644719-761/cook-cou...

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#7 Oct 9, 2012
Cook County Plans Second Amendment Tax

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
October 9, 2012

Cook County bureaucrats are proposing a “violence tax” on all guns and ammunition sold in the county where Chicago is located.
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http://www.infowars.com/cook-county-plans-sec...

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#8 Oct 19, 2012
County official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

Published October 18, 2012
Associated Press

CHICAGO – As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm -- an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/18/co...

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#9 Oct 31, 2012
Chicago's Cook County drops bullet tax, keeps gun levy

By Mary Wisniewski |
Reuters – 1 hour 44 minutes ago

CHICAGO (Reuters)- The senior executive of the county that includes Chicago dropped a proposed tax on bullets on Wednesday but kept a plan to tax firearms to help defray healthcare expenses associated with the high rate of gun.

"It is very important to us to tax guns because we know that guns are the sources of the incredible violence we have in our neighborhoods," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told a news conference. She said 29 percent of guns used in crimes in Chicago were purchased legally in suburban Cook County.

Under the plan, the county would impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms. The tax is expected to raise $600,000 in revenue in 2013. Preckwinkle abandoned a proposed tax of 5 cents a bullet because the tax in some cases would have exceeded the price of ammunition.

If approved by the board, the nation's third most populous county with nearly 5.2 million residents could be the first major U.S. metropolitan area to impose a tax as a form of gun control, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/chicagos-cook-county...

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#10 Oct 31, 2012
dollop wrote:
Chicago's Cook County drops bullet tax, keeps gun levy
By Mary Wisniewski |
Reuters – 1 hour 44 minutes ago
CHICAGO (Reuters)- The senior executive of the county that includes Chicago dropped a proposed tax on bullets on Wednesday but kept a plan to tax firearms to help defray healthcare expenses associated with the high rate of gun.
"It is very important to us to tax guns because we know that guns are the sources of the incredible violence we have in our neighborhoods," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told a news conference. She said 29 percent of guns used in crimes in Chicago were purchased legally in suburban Cook County.
Under the plan, the county would impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms. The tax is expected to raise $600,000 in revenue in 2013. Preckwinkle abandoned a proposed tax of 5 cents a bullet because the tax in some cases would have exceeded the price of ammunition.
If approved by the board, the nation's third most populous county with nearly 5.2 million residents could be the first major U.S. metropolitan area to impose a tax as a form of gun control, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/chicagos-cook-county...
It is sad to see,and if this holds up legally,you will see the taxes go way up so that most people will not be able to buy a firearm..

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#13 Feb 20, 2013
* Look, these brain hobbled politicos think they can tax an Unalienable Right. I bet they are part of the political class who also think islands are just floating around out in the oceans.*

California Democrat Introduces Bill to Tax Concealed Carry

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
February 20, 2013

Rep. Linda Sánchez, a California Democrat with a history of attacks on the Second Amendment, introduced H.R. 793 last week. The proposed legislation calls for an excise tax on concealed carry and a federal buyback program. It is co-sponsored by a number of Democrats in the House, including the notorious gun-grabber Rosa DeLauro.
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http://www.infowars.com/california-democrat-i...

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#15 Apr 1, 2013
New $25 Gun Tax Begins In Cook County

By Lisa Balde
Monday, Apr 1, 2013 |
Updated 8:26 AM CDT

County Approves New Taxes in Budget

Buying a gun in Cook County officially became more expensive this week.

A new $25 tax on every gun purchased in the county took effect Monday as part of County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's plan to pay for the violence she says crowds jails and drives up health care costs.
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#16 Apr 2, 2013
California lawmakers consider regulating, taxing ammunition

By Josh Richman
Posted: 04/01/2013 02:30:00 PM PDT

Democratic lawmakers are pushing like never before to regulate or tax ammunition sales. They say the logic is simple: A firearm is nothing but an expensive paperweight without ammunition.

"We regulated gun sales because of our concern about safety,(so) by logical extension we should do so with bullets," said state Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, whose AB48 will be heard Tuesday by the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Gun-rights advocates are preparing a counter-offensive, arguing that ammunition-control bills are a not-so-back-door assault on the Second

"It's a way to red-tape the right to bear arms to death," said Chuck Michel, the California Rifle and Pistol Association's attorney, promising to sue if any such bills pass. "It's all part of a campaign of shame, the fight to make it as difficult as possible for law-abiding citizens to make the choice to have a firearm for self-defense."
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http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_22917342...

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#18 Apr 7, 2013
States look to tax guns, ammo

Judy Keen,
USA TODAY
7a.m. EDT April 7, 2013

Some states and counties are studying whether to tax gun and ammunition purchases. Supporters hope to discourage gun violence or pay for damage it causes

CHICAGO — Cook County, Ill., this month began collecting a $25 tax on gun purchases, and at least six states are considering new taxes on firearms or ammunition as a way to help pay for the consequences of gun violence.
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#19 Apr 26, 2013
Ammo Factory All Fired Up Amid Gun Ban Threat

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013

Some states are pushing for a 50% tax on ammunition. The thinking is that if guns are beyond control, the focus should shift to what actually kills people.
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http://www.citytalk.fm/news/uk-and-world/2013...

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#22 Aug 27, 2013
Dem Congressman Proposes 20% Tax On Handguns, 50% Tax On Ammo

Posted 5 Hours Ago
by Philip Hodges

If you can’t ban it, tax it. At least then, you get to control it and as an added benefit, make millions of dollars in the process. That seems to be the Democrat strategy now with regard to guns. New Jersey Democrat Representative Bill Pascrell has co-sponsored legislation that aims to increase the handgun tax to 20% and the ammo tax to 50%:“Under the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act, the excise tax on guns would double to 20 percent. For ammunition, Pascrell is pushing for an increase from 11 percent to 50 percent.”

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/08/dem-congr...

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#24 Jun 10, 2014
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Just a reminder.

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#25 Jul 18, 2014
Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

By Dean Weingarten
Self Defense Firearms

Petitions to Reform the National Firearms Act

Arizona --( Ammoland.com )- The rifle pictured above is completely legal. Take off the stock and the barrel, and replace them with the two inch shorter barrel and the pistol grip, and it is completely legal.

Leave the stock on, and put on the shorter barrel, and you have just committed a Federal felony with a potential ten year jail sentence. The rifle pictured above is a single shot.

The two semiautomatic handguns and the revolver have more power, more capacity, and are easier to conceal, but their possession is constitutionally protected.

The National Firearms Act of 1934 might have made some sense in 1934, when the Roosevelt administration was trying to make handguns illegal in the United States for people of ordinary means. It would have made no sense to require all handguns to be registered, and to pay $200 for a Federal tax stamp (the equivalent of more than $4,000 today!) if anyone could buy a rifle or shotgun and cut it down to make the equivalent of a handgun.

So short barreled rifles and shotguns were included in the gun ban, following the lead of Michigan a few years before. Michigan has now repealed that law.
With the Supreme Court ruling in Heller, that the possession of loaded and unlocked handguns in the home is constitutionally protected under the second amendment, a ban on short barreled handguns and shotguns is archaic and silly. There is no reason that short barreled rifles or shotguns should be subject to any more restrictions than handguns are.
It is the height of absurdity that possession of a .22 single shot rifle with a 15.9 inch barrel is a Federal felony with a potential five years in prison, but possession of a 17 shot 9mm Glock is a constitutionally protected right across the nation.

J.O. of Tucson, Arizona, has created a White House petition to call for an end to this insanity. I do not expect the Obama administration to pay the least attention to it. They ignore facts, logic, and the law on a routine basis. It will serve, however, to let other lawmakers know that this law needs reform.

Here is the text to the petition:

Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2014/07/petitions-to-...

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#26 Mar 9, 2015
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This thinking is correct and in step with the Founding Generations ideals of Armed Americans and our Unalienable Right, as evidenced in the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, their personal writings, the dictionaries of their time, the Federalist Papers, their letters of correspondence, etc...

It does not take a ban or prohibition to equal an Infringement.

Taxes, fees, licensing, permissions, et al are illegal to place on an Unalienable Right and I am glad to see politicians beginning the correct steps to be in full compliance with the Peoples Rights.

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State lawmakers to discuss open carry laws this week

Posted: Mar 08, 2015 10:17 PM CDT
Updated: Mar 08, 2015 10:22 PM CDT
Posted by Alanna AutlerCONNECT

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV)-
State lawmakers will yet again target the state's open carry laws this year on Capitol Hill.

Currently, gun owners who pass a background check can carry firearms openly or concealed with a permit. Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mount Juliet, wants to change that.

"I don't think our founding fathers intended to put government restrictions on people," Beavers said. "If we're going to make people go through background checks, then why don't we trust them to carry?"

One of Beaver's bills pushes for constitutional carry, which would allow individuals to carry openly or concealed without a permit. Beavers said if that measure fails, she's sponsoring another bill that simply gets rid of open carry permits.

"I think the government is really infringing on second amendment rights when we require a permit," Beavers said.

Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/28294338/state-lawm...

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#27 Apr 8, 2015
Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced In Ohio

Posted on April 8, 2015

HB 147: Licenseless Carry Introduced In Ohio

Ohio --( Ammoland.com )- Could Ohio be the next Kansas?

On Tuesday April 7th 2015 Rep. Ron Hood introduced HB 147 which would remove the necessity to get a license to carry a handgun (open or concealed) in Ohio!

While it is still very early in the legislative process, and there will be many hurdles to overcome, Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC) stands proudly with the 20 co-sponsors of this bill to proclaim that enumerated rights should not require government licensure.

You don’t need a permit to buy/carry a bible (or printing press, or megaphone) and we believe that what is good for the first amendment is also good for the second. It has always been the goal of OFCC to attain Vermont/Alaska/Kansas style carry legal status. Here is a link to the Columbus Dispatch story about the bill:

Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2015/04/constitutiona...

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#29 Jun 4, 2015
"Infringement"

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