Targeting the Middle Class, Clinton Pushes Punitive 25% Tax On Guns

Americans for Tax Reform has noticed that Hillary Clinton, who is running her entire Presidential campaign on the premise of undermining the constitutional right to bear arms, is supporting a brutal tax increase that would disproportionately affect the working class.


C-SPAN Washington Journal hosted ATR President Grover Norquist this week to discuss a number of issues including President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal and tax reform plans from the 2016 presidential candidates.

Focusing in on Hillary Clinton’s proposals, Grover illuminates her support of a 25 percent national sales tax on guns. Clinton was asked by then-Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported the imposition of a new, 25 percent national sales tax on guns. Clinton emphatically endorsed the tax, stating: “I am all for that.”

The implications for this tax would harm millions of firearm and ammunition related jobs across the country. Her decision to support a national sales tax on guns is a clear attempt at gun control through other means.

Clinton and her fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders both claim to represent the poor and working class Americans, but both endorse gun control policies that only hurt law-abiding in those communities, while doing nothing at all to target violent street gangs or increase the prosecution of gun crimes committed by these criminals.

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