Taxpayer Advocate Warns Taxes Could Kill The 2nd Amendment

Taxpayer Advocate Warns Taxes Could Kill The 2nd Amendment

Taxpayer Advocate Warns Taxes Could Kill The 2nd Amendment

A massive new handgun tax imposed in one U.S. territory could serve as a blueprint for Democrats to ban firearms throughout the country without being shut down by the Constitution.

Late last month, a federal judge ruled unconstitutional a 40-year-old total ban on handguns in the Northern Mariana Islands. In the ruling, the judge declared: “[B]ecause the people of the Commonwealth are part of the American people who have overwhelmingly chosen handguns as their principal means of self-defense, the Second Amendment protects that right here as well.”

In response to the judge’s order, the territory’s governing body worked out another way to deny residents’ 2nd Amendment rights without constitutional interference. House and Senate lawmakers in the commonwealth quickly passed a harsh 57-page gun control bill which includes a massive $1,000 per pistol excise tax.

While the Mariana tax is outrageously high, it isn’t otherwise unique. In fact, it’s one of a growing trend of governmental schemes to raise the cost of guns and ammo with hefty taxes.

 

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