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Connecticut Democrat Wants to Slap a 50% Tax on Ammo

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Connecticut State Rep Jillian Gilchrest (D-13) recently introduced a bill that would tax ammunition.

HB 5700 would impose a 50% tax increase on ammo. Law enforcement and military are exempt from this tax, but if you’re a Connecticut, you’re out of luck.

Naturally, gun owners have been up in arms about this blatant infringement on their right to self-defense. On the other hand, Gilchrest has been completely befuddled at the backlash she has received from gun owners.

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In a tweet, she even went out of her way to question the amount of ammo one needs to defend their home: “I’m hearing push back about the need to protect one’s home… but how much ammunition does someone really need to do that?”

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Gilchrest’s remarks are just a firm reminder of how out of touch gun control advocates are with their constituents. For those living in tough neighborhoods, the more ammo the merrier. Any form of gun control that impede an individual’s ability to defend themselves and their home could be a matter of life and death.

Bills like HB 5700 are no outlier in Connecticut politics. Connecticut has a proven track record as an anti-gun State. It was one of the forerunners in establishing red flag gun confiscation orders. After a shooting took place at a  State Lottery headquarters, Connecticut passed the nation’s first red flag law.

Since the Newtown shooting on December 14, 2012, Connecticut became one of the leading states promoting gun control. Shortly after the shooting, Connecticut enacted a law that required universal background checks for firearms purchase and banned magazines that held more than 10 rounds of ammo.

Ammo taxes are essentially sin taxes that are used to discourage certain types of unsavory behaviors. However, like most government interventions, they come with unintended consequences. Ammo taxes are ultimately passed onto consumers, especially the poor. For a party that claims to be the champions of the poor, Democrats sure seem to like pushing for legislation that hurts their interests.

Additionally, ammo taxes will do nothing to stop crime. What most gun controllers don’t want to hear is that criminals will just turn to the black market to acquire firearms and the necessary ammunition to carry out their illegal activities. It’s the law-abiding citizens that ultimately lose out when the government encroaches on gun rights.

Ammo taxes are a big government double whammy as the government not only intrudes on an individual’s right to bear arms, but now it gets to collect additional revenues through taxation. Increased revenues will allow it grow more bloated and even more intrusive.

Let’s not fall for the feel-good rhetoric. Ammo taxes are just another form of gun control that makes it harder for people to defend themselves. And this time, the government gets a cut for infringing on your rights by slapping on a tax.

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The White House Walks Back From DACA Deal…. For Now

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Emerald Robinson, the Newsmax White House Correspondent, reported that White House advisor Jared Kushner is holding meetings on a potential DACA amnesty deal.

She tweeted, “BREAKING: sources confirm that White House advisor Jared Kushner has been holding meetings on DACA amnesty deal – with a goal of getting it done before the 2020 election.”

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For many America First activists, Kushner has played a subversive role in the Trump administration by recommending milquetoast policies that maintain the open border status quo and are soft on crime.

Many speculate that Kushner is largely the individual who is advising President Trump to take a soft approach against the looters rampaging across the country.

Now there are reports that the White House is backing away from this DACA deal per a report from Breitbart News.

However, grassroots immigration patriots such as Maria Espinoza, the co-founder of the Remembrance Project, had choice words for this rumored move by Jared Kushner.

She told BLP:

Donald Trump’s promise to The Remembrance Project’s angel moms, dads, and angel families of ‘Stolen Lives’ was to deport illegal aliens and keep American families safe. No family should suffer the killing of their loved one at the hands of an individual who should not have been in our country in the first place.

Any talks taking place should be about keeping us safe so that our families, businesses and communities can thrive.  It’s heartless for Kushner to even hold talks of amnesty.

Espinoza added:

Kushner, an unelected individual, certainly should not negotiate to keep illegal aliens in our country!  Illegals, by the way who have shown no regard for our laws, and have had ample time to become legal continue to snub our law.
A Kushner Amnesty for illegal alien DACA recipients will ensure that millions of Americans will stay home in November, which will quash President Trump’s re-election.

DACA refers to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a United States immigration policy where some illegal aliens who were brought to the country as children in order to obtain a renewable two-period of deferred action from deportation and receive eligibility for work permits in the U.S.

Back in 2014, President Barack Obama revealed his intention to broaden DACA provisions to cover even more illegal alien immigrants.

This is in contrast to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. Under the DREAM Act, illegal aliens would be granted temporary conditional residency that includes the right to work if they were brought to the United States as minors. If they meet additional qualifications, they would be able to receive permanent residency.

Although these kinds of proposals are different, they’re all a part of a mass migration agenda designed to undermine the Historic American Nation.

Kushner and his ilk believe that offering reasonable compromises will somehow placate the Left.

In reality, such compromises will only further embolden them, given the fact that the voting patterns of these groups overwhelmingly favor the political Left and its many pet projects such as the destruction of the right to bear arms.

Although the DACA threat may be contained for now, as long as Open Borders Inc and its many factions continue operating, there will always be a looming threat of legal migration expansion, amnesty, or backdoor amnesties.

This is why it’s so important that America First patriots score major victories in all branches of government.

The time to engage in political discourse is over. Now, we must force politicians to go on record via roll call votes. From there, we’ll know who’s America First or America Last.

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