• Ammo Taxes

    From Thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to All on Wed Jun 27 08:58:16 2018
    A 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition is being considered in Congress, but FPC is using every available resource and remedy to prevent it from taking effect.

    A coordinated and combinatory attack involving lobbying, legal action, and grassroots advocacy is necessary to defeat this unconstitutional legislation.

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  • From Derision@VERT/AMIGAC to Thumper on Wed Jun 27 20:16:54 2018
    Re: Ammo Taxes
    By: Thumper to All on Wed Jun 27 2018 08:58:16

    A 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition is being considered in Congress, but FPC is using every available resource and remedy to prevent it from taking effect.

    Don't know why that's surprising. Yet another way to grab some cash from people. On the state level alone, in New Jersey, aside from your regular sales taxes (6.6%, soon to be 7% again), property taxes (highest in the US), income taxes (5% for firmly middle class folks), and so on... they also tax gas (37 cents per gallon), cigarettes ($2.70 per pack), and now they're talking about taxing bags in stores (both plastic AND paper) at 5 cents per bag. Won't even venture into the federal level... but if they can squeeze another couple of cents out of everyone, they'll do it every time.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to THUMPER on Wed Jun 27 19:14:00 2018
    A 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition is being considered in Congress, but FPC is using every available resource and remedy to prevent it from taking effect.

    What is the FPC?

    I assume you mean the US Congress and not California's legislature?

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Derision on Thu Jun 28 07:19:54 2018
    Re: Ammo Taxes
    By: Derision to Thumper on Wed Jun 27 2018 08:16 pm

    Don't know why that's surprising. Yet another way to grab some cash from people.

    And, people who are politically vulverable right now. Insidious.

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  • From Operations@VERT/SECTONE to Thumper on Thu Jun 28 11:44:09 2018
    Re: Ammo Taxes
    By: Thumper to All on Wed Jun 27 2018 08:58 am

    A 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition is being considered in Congress, but FPC is using every available resource and remedy to prevent it from taking effect.

    A coordinated and combinatory attack involving lobbying, legal action, and grassroots advocacy is necessary to defeat this unconstitutional legislation

    -=Thumper=-
    Sysop
    The Wastelands BBS

    That is just rediculous. Again, hurt the people who are doing things right. Do you know what the bill is called or what we reference if we want to reach out to our proper authority?

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  • From Operations@VERT/SECTONE to Derision on Thu Jun 28 11:45:07 2018
    Re: Ammo Taxes
    By: Derision to Thumper on Wed Jun 27 2018 08:16 pm

    Re: Ammo Taxes
    By: Thumper to All on Wed Jun 27 2018 08:58:16

    A 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition is being considered in Congress, but FPC is using every available resource and remedy to prevent from taking effect.

    Don't know why that's surprising. Yet another way to grab some cash from people. On the state level alone, in New Jersey, aside from your regular sal taxes (6.6%, soon to be 7% again), property taxes (highest in the US), incom taxes (5% for firmly middle class folks), and so on... they also tax gas (37 cents per gallon), cigarettes ($2.70 per pack), and now they're talking abou taxing bags in stores (both plastic AND paper) at 5 cents per bag. Won't eve venture into the federal level... but if they can squeeze another couple of cents out of everyone, they'll do it every time.

    Yes, and those couple of cents sure do add up.

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  • From Thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to Dumas Walker on Thu Jun 28 10:33:00 2018
    Dumas Walker wrote to THUMPER <=-

    A 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition is being considered in Congress, but FPC is using every available resource and remedy to prevent it from taking effect.

    What is the FPC?

    I assume you mean the US Congress and not California's legislature?

    The Firearms Policy Coalition. Grassroots pro-second ammendment group. Oh, and

    that would be the US Congress...

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  • From Thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to Operations on Fri Jun 29 11:28:00 2018
    Operations wrote to Thumper <=-

    Re: Ammo Taxes
    By: Thumper to All on Wed Jun 27 2018 08:58 am

    A 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition is being considered in Congress, but FPC is using every available resource and remedy to prevent it from taking effect.

    A coordinated and combinatory attack involving lobbying, legal action, and grassroots advocacy is necessary to defeat this unconstitutional legislation

    That is just rediculous. Again, hurt the people who are doing things right. Do you know what the bill is called or what we reference if we
    want to reach out to our proper authority?

    No news on the bill yet. It might not even come to pass as it is being tossed around
    right now. Yup, those who are law abiding and do right are made to suffer as always.




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