The governments will receive an exception. THE GOVERNMENT. But for us lowly citizens? Nope!
You can laugh. I’m laughing because I know it’s all a bunch of hot air. At least for now until the Democrats cheat their way into a super-majority this November.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) just gave me another reason to add another AR-15 to my gun collection. Not that I need a reason since it’s my natural right to bear arms.
A 1,000% tax on AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles. A rifle that is only a .223 caliber.
You know, a weapon no one in their mind would ever bring into war.
Congress must act to prevent mass shootings.
I’m writing a bill to restrict the flow of weapons of war into American communities – including AR-15’s and high capacity magazines – that could bypass the filibuster and pass with just 50 votes in the Senate:https://t.co/dXFRFftYxu
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) June 5, 2022
“We think that a 1,000% fee on assault weapons is just the kind of restrictive measure that creates enough fiscal impact to qualify for reconciliation,” Beyer said.
Beyer’s office told the Washington Examiner, “The legislation Rep. Beyer is drafting would impose a 1000% excise tax on the manufacturer, importer, or producer of items defined as ‘assault weapons’ using terms similar to those in Congressman Cicilline’s Assault Weapons Ban Act (which includes high capacity magazines).”
There are “exceptions for purchases by government entities (eg federal/state/local law enforcement or the U.S. military),” however.
“Because the budget reconciliation process is designed to encompass revenue measures, we believe this approach would be permissible under reconciliation without being removed by a Byrd Rule challenge, and therefore could win passage with a simple majority in the Senate.”
“Congress must act to prevent mass shootings. I’m writing a bill to restrict the flow of weapons of war into American communities – including AR-15’s and high capacity magazines – that could bypass the filibuster and pass with just 50 votes in the Senate,” he tweeted Sunday.
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