Idiotic Anti-Gun Headline Of The Week: Gun Tax, Edition
As if freedom-loving Americans weren’t taxed enough already, one Massachusetts lawmaker wants to raise her resident’s taxes on all gun-related purchases.
And what do the gun-hating Massachusetts lawmakers plan to do with all this extra money gained by taxing? They are going to put it in an “anti-violence trust.” Makes sense right?
Seriously though, why would they tax all of Massachusetts’ citizens when it’s clearly the law-abiding gun owners who are responsible for so much gun violence? Thankfully, I live in the free land of Pennsyltucky and don’t currently have to deal with such nonsense.
While we’re on the topic of “gun violence,” though, let’s try to figure out exactly what that term even means. As far as I can tell, guns aren’t violent, nor can they be.
A firearm is an inanimate tool that is *sometimes* used by people to commit crimes.
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By itself, a gun isn’t capable of doing anything.
I can all but guarantee that you walk by countless people carrying a gun each day of the week and don’t even know it because a majority of the people who own a gun are decent, hard-working people who just want to live their lives with the ability to defend themselves against crime.
Let me say it differently, you won’t even know they are carrying a gun. You cannot see it, because those of us who carry a concealed gun only want it to be seen once it is needed, in case life is in danger.
Therefore, the person who legally owns a gun is no more likely to go on a violent rampage than a person who owns a bat, truck, or steak knife.
Ooh, that’s actually a good idea. Since guns are inanimate objects that require a person to do anything, just like those above listed items, why don’t we tax those other things, too? In fact, I’m getting ready to start a new series on weapons of opportunity, and I think we should just tax everything …
Pen? Tax it. Newspaper? Yep, slap that sucker with a tax. Kitty Litter? Hey, it can be used as a weapon so why not? Soup can? Sure? Everything in your house, as well as mine (especially mine, because I find the weapon in everything), can be used as a weapon of opportunity.
Obviously, a baseball bat is more likely to be used as a weapon than the leg of a table is, so we should start there. Everyone who buys a baseball bat must pay a tax. And, while we are at it, I think everyone, including little Johnny up the street, should undergo a background check to make sure he isn’t going to be violent with that bat.
I mean, it isn’t like buying a baseball bat to hit that home run is a basic human right like self-defense is. However, maybe we should just tax the entire Constitution.
Since we’re talking about putting a tax on this Constitutionally protected Second Amendment right, we should also tax those strange folks looking to speak freely.
Or, those of us who like to worship the God they choose. Personally, I think it’d be a good idea to tax people who wish to vote in elections. Calm down, I’m being sarcastic!
It sounds asinine to tax the very fabric that makes America what it is, doesn’t it?
Those are just a few of the other Constitutionally protected rights we get to enjoy in the United States of America. They should not be taxed, and neither should those of us who cherish the Second Amendment, no matter which communist state you rest your head in at night.
That is something that, sadly, those Americans who are anti-gun will never get.
Owning a gun, for any reason, is a protected right. The clear agenda behind this Massachusetts lawmaker is to infringe upon that right however she can because you cannot take guns away from criminals by taxing good people who follow the law.
All it’s meant to do is make it harder for people to afford a gun. Period.
Her proposed bill would also ban the purchase of .50 caliber weapons, promote the use of “smart guns,” and put a sales tax on ammunition. I’m not even going to get started on the idiocy of these proposals, this time around. I’ll leave that for another day.
Here is the source article speaking about this gun tax, and other nonsense, that you can read for yourself if you feel like burning through a few brain cells trudging along through the stupidity.
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