Originally Posted by user
.....and who pays the tax, can have a sawed-off shotgun or a machine gun.
And just wait. The tax mechanism has been proposed before and will be proposed again with respect to firearms and ammunition. If they cannot succeed in making private possession of firearms illegal they will attempt to tax it so heavily that only the rich and elite will have the means to own them or to employ their own armed body guards.
I am not a smoker but heavy taxes, the so called sin taxes, are being levied all the time on smoking material. I hate to see that for it is only a baby step further to place burdensome taxes on anything else our "guardians" do not want us to have. Guns will be the next object of the "sin tax." It will be determined that guns are not a necessary item with which to pursue happiness therefore they are not needed by the masses.
Beware golfers: I investigated two homicide cases during my career in which the victim was beaten to death with a golf club. Your clubs could be next.