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Title: Gun Tax Bill to Double Federal Gun Tax, Quintuple Ammo Tax!
Source: alloutdoor.com
URL Source: https://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/03/ ... al-gun-tax-quintuple-ammo-tax/
Published: Mar 11, 2018
Author: Russ Chastain
Post Date: 2018-03-11 12:47:25 by Stoner
Keywords: None
Views: 188
Comments: 8

Bill's sponsor would ban all guns (except military & his armed guards)

A recent post at Americans for Tax Reform outlines how a new bill in the United States Congress (HR 5103) severely raises taxes on guns and ammo — and the bill’s sponsor would love to “outlaw [guns] altogether.”

The bill, H.R. 5103, does the following:

-Doubles the federal excise tax on pistols and revolvers, from 10 percent to 20 percent.

-Nearly doubles the federal excise tax on shotguns and rifles, raising it from 11 percent up to 20 percent.

-Nearly quintuples the federal excise tax on ammunition, raising it from 11 percent up to 50 percent.

The bill is sponsored by Chicago-area Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and has nine co-sponsors, all Democrats.

In this interview, the Davis’s first words of explanation regarding this horrific tax increase are an admission that he’s simply trying to punish gun owners.

I think the whole idea is to make it… more difficult for individuals are are going to use these weapons. If they’re going to use them, then at least they could pay more to do so.

Wow. What an elitist jerk. In other words, you’ve got to be rich and/or have armed guards (as he is/does) in order to exercise the innate right of self-defense.

Here’s another telling excerpt from the interview:

Kerry Picket, Sirius XM Patriot: “Now some would argue that then guns and ammunition would only be available to those with money, those who are wealthy. And that those who are in the lower classes as far as financial terms are concerned would not be able to afford such weapons. Tell me about that.”

Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.): “Well I would be just as pleased if neither group were able to get them [guns]. So what I am saying is it doesn’t pose an issue for me because I would like to outlaw them altogether. I am saying I would like to make it where nobody except military personnel would ever have access to these weapons. So it wouldn’t bother me that one category of people couldn’t get them even if the other one was willing to pay the high price for them. Then we use that money for services that are needed and people could make use of them.”

Picket: “So rich people only could own firearms?”

Congressman Davis: “So if rich people could only get firearms then only rich people would be able to pay the price. And if that could prevent some people from getting them, I would want to prevent all people from getting them. But if rich people were willing, and would continue to pay the high price then I’d be happy that we kept the other group from getting them.”

Folks, please contact your Representatives in Congress and urge them to oppose this nonsense.


Well, isn't this special !

I have long predicted that because confiscation would be too steep a hill to climb, that the Dems / commies would go this way. And, " Shazam " , here it is !! Yeah, I know. It has not passed yet. It should be difficult to pass in an election year. And most will think Trump will veto it if it gets to him. I just hope this causes more Democrats / Communists to be defeated this fall !!

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#1. To: Stoner (#0)

So how does this bill affect gang-bangers who get their guns by stealing them?

misterwhite  posted on  2018-03-11   13:00:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Stoner (#0)

Picket: “So rich people only could own firearms?”

The same question was asked when they banned the cheap "Saturday Night Specials". Answer: Yes.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-03-11   13:01:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Stoner (#0)

The bill is sponsored by Chicago-area Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.)

Figures. The only solution a Democrat from Illinois knows is a tax increase.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-03-11   13:03:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Stoner (#0)

Shown Here:

115th CONGRESS 2d Session

H. R. 5103

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax and special occupational tax in respect of firearms and to increase the transfer tax on any other weapon, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 27, 2018 Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Bass, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cohen, and Mr. Lynch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax and special occupational tax in respect of firearms and to increase the transfer tax on any other weapon, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Increase in excise taxes relating to firearms.

(a) In general.—Section 4181 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 4181. Imposition of tax.

“There is hereby imposed upon the sale by the manufacturer, producer, or importer of the following articles a tax equivalent to the specified percent of the price for which so sold:

“(1) Articles taxable at 20 percent: “(A) Pistols. “(B) Revolvers. “(C) Firearms (other than pistols and revolvers). “(D) Any lower frame or receiver for a firearm, whether for a semiautomatic pistol, rifle, or shotgun that is designed to accommodate interchangeable upper receivers.

“(2) Articles taxable at 50 percent: Shells and cartridges.”. (b) Exemption for United States.—Subsection (b) of section 4182 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

“(b) Sales to United States.—No firearms, pistols, revolvers, lower frame or receiver for a firearm, shells, and cartridges purchased with funds appropriated for any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States shall be subject to any tax imposed on the sale or transfer of such articles.”

(c) Availability of funds from increased taxes.—

(1) ALLOCATION.—Amounts in the general fund of the Treasury by reason of section 3(a) of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (as amended by paragraph (2) of this subsection) are hereby appropriated and shall be available, as follows:

(A) Thirty-five percent of such amounts shall be available for community-oriented policing services grants for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers under section 1701(b) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd(b)).

States using funds for school resource officers shall include training, protections, and monitoring to ensure that school resource officers are used to improve school safety and climate, and promote positive reform in student suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to the juvenile or criminal justice systems.

(B) Thirty-five percent of such amounts shall be available for the Project Safe Neighborhoods, as authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115–31), 131 Stat. 135, 203.

(C) Ten percent of such amounts shall be available for the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for purposes of research on gun violence and its prevention.

(D) Five percent of such amounts shall be available for the National Criminal History Improvement Program authorized under section 302(c) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3732(c)). (E) Five percent of such amounts shall be available for the NICS Act Record Improvement Program authorized under section 301 of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (18 U.S.C. 922 note).

(F) Five percent for the Community-Based Violence Prevention Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program of the Department of Justice.

(G) Five percent of such amounts shall be available for the Secretary of Education to provide directed grants and technical assistance to schools eligible for or receiving grants under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to develop and implement comprehensive, evidence-based local or regional strategies (such as positive behavior interventions and supports, social and emotional learning, and restorative justice programs) to improve school climate, reduce the use of exclusionary school discipline, and decrease the number of youth entering the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

(2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 3(a) of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669b(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: “There shall not be covered into the fund the portion of the tax imposed by such section 4181 that is attributable to any increase in amounts received in the Treasury under such section by reason of the amendments made by section 2 of the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018, as estimated by the Secretary.”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to sales after December 31, 2018.

SEC. 3. Special tax and licensing relating to firearms.

(a) Increase in tax.—

(1) GENERAL RULE.—Subsection (a) of section 5801 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(A) in paragraph (1) by striking “$1,000” and inserting “$2,000”; and (B) in paragraph (2) by striking “$500” and inserting “50 percent of the dollar amount applicable under paragraph (1) for the taxable year”.

(2) SMALL IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS.—Paragraph (1) of section 5801(b) of such Code is amended by striking “substituting ‘$500’ for ‘$1,000’” and inserting “substituting ‘50 percent of the dollar amount applicable under such paragraph for the taxable year’ for ‘$2,000’”.

(3) ADJUSTMENT FOR INFLATION.—Section 5801 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(c) Adjustment for inflation.—In the case of any taxable year beginning in a calendar year after 2019, the dollar amount in subsection (a)(1) shall be increased by an amount equal to—

“(1) such dollar amount, multiplied by

“(2) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, determined by substituting ‘calendar year 2018’ for ‘calendar year 2016’ in subparagraph (A)(ii) thereof. If any increase under paragraph (1) is not a multiple of $10, such increase shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $10.”.

(b) Increase in transfer tax on firearms.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (a) of section 5811 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(A) by striking “$200” and inserting “$500”; and

(B) by striking “$5” and inserting “$100”.

(2) ADJUSTMENT FOR INFLATION.—Section 5811 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) Adjustment for inflation.—In the case of any taxable year beginning in a calendar year after 2019, each dollar amount in subsection (a) shall be increased by an amount equal to—

“(1) such dollar amount, multiplied by

“(2) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1

(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, determined by substituting ‘calendar year 2018’ for ‘calendar year 2016’ in subparagraph

(A)(ii) thereof. If any increase under paragraph (1) is not a multiple of $5, such increase shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $5.”.

(c) Certain semiautomatic pistols chambered for cartridges treated as firearms.—The first sentence of section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(1) by striking “and” before “(8)”;

(2) by striking “device.” and inserting “device, and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following: “(9) a semiautomatic pistol chambered for cartridges commonly considered rifle rounds, configured with receivers commonly associated with rifles and capable of accepting detachable magazines.”. (d) Effective dates.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided by paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

(2) IN GENERAL.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on July 1, 2019.

(3) ALL TAXPAYERS TREATED AS COMMENCING IN BUSINESS ON JULY 1, 2019.—Any person engaged on July 1, 2019, in any trade or business which is subject to an occupational tax by reason of the amendment made by subsection (a) shall be treated for purposes of such tax as having first engaged in a trade or business on such date.


A glass of ice-water in HELL remaining chilled for a decade has a better chance of passing.

buckeroo  posted on  2018-03-11   13:14:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: buckeroo (#4)

So, 80% of these federal taxes go to the states. Ideally to Illinois. In a perfect world, to the City of Chicago.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-03-11   13:27:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Stoner, misterwhite, *Bang List* (#0)

The black market will grow to meet the demand.

hondo68  posted on  2018-03-11   13:27:54 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: hondo68 (#6)

" The black market will grow to meet the demand. "

My first thought as well.

Are they going to tax the gravel on my driveway, since I use those in my slingshot ?

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2018-03-11   13:39:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: hondo68 (#6) (Edited)

misterwhite  posted on  2018-03-11   19:06:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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