CT Democrats Propose 50% Sales Tax on Ammunition

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Nice. Take a tragedy and raise money off it! Do these ghouls ever stop exploiting tragedy and trying to profit off it simultaneously? As horrible as last Friday’s events were it’s been unseemly how eager Democrats are to take away Second Amendments rights while trying to shake down the public for even more tax money.

Two Democratic state lawmakers are preparing a comprehensive gun control bill that would prohibit firearms with a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition, expand the definition of an assault rifle, bar online ammunition purchases and institute a 50-percent sales tax on all ammunition buys.

Expand the definition? Gee, that’s not a slippery slope. And do these dopes think gun owners won’t get their ammunition elsewhere?

“Every constituent I have spoken to since this horrific event has demanded action,” state Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, said in a press release outlining the proposal. “They simply cannot fathom why we continue to pay such an awful price for such free access to firearms. I cannot either, and I plan to work very closely with both national and state experts to craft meaningful laws and reforms that will have a real and lasting effect on stemming the access to dangerous weapons here in Connecticut.”

Rep. Bob Godfrey, D-Danbury, sponsored Connecticut’s original assault weapons ban in the early 1990s. But he said more must be done.

You would think he’d pause to reflect why his original ban didn’t work. Instead we need to double down on laws that mean nothing.

Meanwhile, Connecticut lawmakers made cuts to hospitals and education Wednesday. Guess that’s Bush’s fault.

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4 Responses to “CT Democrats Propose 50% Sales Tax on Ammunition”

  1. Ragspierre on 20/20/12 at 2:16 pm

    “…laws and reforms that will have a real and lasting effect on stemming the access to dangerous weapons here in Connecticut.”

    They better remember the $5.00 machete and Rachel Ray santuku kitchen knife.

  2. JohnInMA on 20/20/12 at 2:55 pm

    You have to give credit where it is due. At least the lawmakers aren’t hiding the fact that raising revenue is more important than anything else, especially any remedy to what caused the horror.

  3. Vick on 22/22/12 at 7:24 am

    Gun owners have no one to protect them and their rights in CT and will wake up one day to find out they are felons.

    Reactionary liberal politics.

  4. Goodbyeawatha on 22/22/12 at 4:09 pm

    I agree ammo should be taxed. Hunting rifles and shotguns not as heavily. Since assault weapons are continuing to be sold, than ALL ammo for these type of weapons should be taxed to the max. $ Can be used for victims of violent crimes. I strongly believe, here in the US, we need no larger gun than one that can kill large 4-legged game. If the idiots who own them want to shoot someone, maybe they’d have to take out a loan to buy ammo!
    Who goes hunting with an assault weapon anyway??? Who needs an uzi, or anything of that ilk? Protection, my ass!