A Point to Ponder

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Millwright, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Now that SCOTUS has decreed governmeant has unrestrained powers to tax, what's next ?

    Enter the "wayback machine" and recall NY Sen. Monihyan's 1993 proposal to impose a 10,000 % tax on 9MM ammunition. If taxation is a "free lunch" - per the recent SCOTUS decision - to compel Americans to "think/behave right", (i.e. in a politically acceptable manner), what's to stop government from imposing similarly egregious taxes upon any/all ammunition/components ? such an onerous level of taxation would almost certainly deny the use of firearms to the "middle class". IOW, all but the wealthy and criminals would be, defacto, disarmed.

    And you believed the MSM hype the SCOTUS decision only involved your health care ! >MW
  2. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    The UK has been trying to manipulate people's behaviour for years now with "sin taxes" on tobacco, alcohol, and fuel.

  3. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Like him, or hate him, everybody must admit that having congress now mandated to reveal a tax, as a tax, is good for everybody. If bHo would have had this law in place prior to trying to pass majestycare, it wouldn't have gotten past first base.

    Neither side can slip one in us, ever again. :thumbsup:
  4. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Nope dont think that. They allready got the next move on the chess board ready. You just aint thought of it yet. But they have. I guarentee.
  5. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
  6. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Look at cigarettes. Big brother decides no one should smoke and the went from $10 a carton to $65. Everyone jumped on that band wagon. It's the same thing with ammo. All the anti gun people will jump on that band wagon also. It seems no one cares about some ones rights if it has no affect on them..
  7. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Sin Taxes. I pay 43 bucks a carton, before the coupon.
  8. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    They have had taxing authority for decades. Lots of taxes have been proposed in the past on ammo. I don't quite see how this ruling changes any of that.
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