Just a reminder that the left won’t stop trying to usurp the Second Amendment.
El. Oh. El.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and 24 other House Democrats reintroduced legislation that would add a 1,000% excise tax on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
That means a $500 weapon would cost $5,000:
The text of Beyer’s new bill was not out as of the weekend, and it was unclear if any changes were made from his 2022 version. His bill from last year imposed the tax on any magazine or related device that can accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
The same 1,000% tax would be imposed on any “semiautomatic assault weapon,” which last year’s bill defined as a semiautomatic rifle or pistol with a fixed magazine of 10 rounds or more or that have other various features.
In 2022, Beyer said: “Congress must take action to stem the flood of weapons of war into American communities, which have taken a terrible toll in Uvalde, Buffalo, Tulsa and too many other places. Again and again assault weapons designed for use on the battlefield have been used in mass shootings at schools, grocery stores, hospitals, churches, synagogues, malls, theaters, bars and so on.”
The Democrats are ticked because the Republicans haven’t done anything “to curb gun ownership in America.”
“American children should not be scared to go to school. Parents should not be scared that when they send their kids off in the morning that it may be the last time they see them alive,” said Rep. Mike Thompson, chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. “Gun violence demands our attention, yet the Republican House Leadership has not brought a single gun violence prevention bill up for a vote. The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force is calling on Speaker McCarthy to help us save lives and pass legislation that would keep our kids safe.”
Um, the Second Amendment, dudes. There’s a period at the end of the Second Amendment. It doesn’t contain “except,” “just in case,” or “but.”
Also, what are these assault weapons?! I hate this buzzword more than any other buzzword the left uses. My AR-15 isn’t a war weapon. Anyone who takes it into war would get taken out immediately.
I know the legislation won’t happen this session, but we all need the reminder that the left will do anything to usurp the Second Amendment.
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