It makes sense to some degree that some things end up getting taxed. It sucks, but that’s the way a lot of things we all use get paid for.
However, there are some things that when you look at them you have to wonder why there is a tax on them. Food for example. I have lived in states where there was a sales tax on food and ones that didn’t have it and none of it made any damn sense.
That being said, if Joe Biden get his way, your very lives and the protection of them will become taxed.
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s gun control proposals could cost Americans tens of billions of dollars in taxes for firearms and accessories they already own.
The Washington Free Beacon, after pouring over Biden’s gun plans in addition to information on firearms already on the market, has concluded that owning some guns that are now perfectly legal could become very expensive.
That’s assuming Biden is declared the winner of the still-contested presidential election, of course.
Stephen Gutowski of The Free Beacon concluded that if Biden is successful in taking office and implementing his gun proposals, more than $34 billion in new taxes could be on the way for gun owners.
Those taxes specifically would target Americans who own popular sporting guns such as the AR-15 platform of rifle.
Taxes would apply both to the rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds by way of a $200 tax stamp per item.
“At least 20 million rifles and 150 million ammunition magazines would be caught up in the sales ban and registration scheme Biden touted on the campaign trail,” Gutowski reported.
Citing a report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Gutowski came up with the estimated price tag on already-owned hardware.
Per the report, there are an estimated 20 million sporting rifles — often misbranded as “assault rifles” — in civilian hands, and it’s not exactly clear how many high-capacity magazines are out there.