Democrats Hate The Poor? House Leftist Wants 1000% Tax On AR-15s
Is the second amendment under attack? Recent hysteria surrounding mass shootings has inevitably led to further calls for increased gun control, as is tradition.
A Democrat House Representative by the name of Donald Beyer has hopped on that trend, recently proposing a new bill calling for a 1000% tax on AR-15 style rifles. To give the reader an idea of how extreme such a tax would be, a typical AR-15 rifle costing around $1,000 dollars would run a new owner $11,000 or more. It gets worse for gun buyers looking to buy a more expensive product; long guns priced at $2,000 would cost upwards of $22,000 or more.
Breyer, a radical Democrat who like many of his party supports the racist practice of teaching critical race theory to children in the education system, explained that he intends to restrict people from exercising their second amendment rights by making the procedure cost prohibitive.
“What it’s intended to do is provide another creative pathway to actually make some sensible gun control happen,” Beyer told Business Insider. “We think that a 1,000% fee on assault weapons is just the kind of restrictive measure that creates enough fiscal impact to qualify for reconciliation.”
Such measures would ostensibly make it exponentially more difficult for those outside of the upper class to afford such firearms. It would also disproportionately affect minorities, such as black people.
Only typical American citizens would be subjected to the tax. Government officials would not have to pay, Beyer explained.
It also appears that the tax would not be limited to firearms alone. Business Insider wrote that “high-capacity magazines that can carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition would [also] be aggressively taxed at that level.”
Other Democrats have also tried to make firearm ownership more financially prohibitive. According to BI, House Rep. Hank Johnson and Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren of Massachusetts pushed for plans to triple the tax on handguns to 30%, as well as nearly quintuple tax rates on shells and cartridges to 50%.
Critics have pointed out that such a drastic tax raise on long guns would arguably violate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to not raise taxes on any American citizen earning less than $400,000 a year.
“We don’t have a lot of information on what would happen if gun taxes are raised,” Robert McClelland, a senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, exclusively told Insider. “But a gun tax at 1,000%, I can’t see how it would not dissuade some people from purchasing a taxed firearm.”
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