Disarming the Middle Class: Anti-gun Democrat pushes for 50% tax on ammo, 20% excise tax on guns

Doesn’t the working man have a right to defend himself?

Anti-gun Democrat Bill Pascrell don’t think so, and has aimed a punitive tax squarely at you:


One New Jersey congressman is still fighting for some gun control measures, despite some legislative defeats earlier this year.

As WCBS 880′s Levon Putney reported, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) has co-sponsored a bill that would increase the taxes on guns and ammunition.

“The tax on handguns was last increased in 1955,” said Pascrell. “Worse yet, the tax rate on ammunition and other types of firearms has remained the same since 1941. Now we got to make priorities here.”

Under the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act, the excise tax on guns would double to 20 percent. For ammunition, Pascrell is pushing for an increase from 11 percent to 50 percent.

One would be tempted to look even closer at the demographics of who this bill would hit the hardest; good people in bad neighborhoods where crime is highest.

Is Pascrell trying to raise a negligible amount of taxes ($600 million), or is he trying to turn the middle class into victims?

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