Joe Biden doesn’t really care what America’s gun owners think of him. After all, he knows that damn near none of us were going to vote for him in the first place. The man ran on gun control as a key issue, though he and his allies in the media did a good job of hiding that during the general election. The man has never met a gun control proposal he didn’t like.
Let’s face it, the guy wants to screw us over. He also probably wonders why we didn’t vote for him and not seeing the connection, but even if he did, I’m not sure he has the mental faculties to know what he was looking at.
How badly does he want to bone us? Oh, for about $34 billion.
American gun owners could face tens of billions of dollars in new taxes to keep the guns they already own under Democrat Joe Biden’s gun ban and tax plan.
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, according to a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report. The new taxes would cost Americans more than $34 billion, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.
NSSF told the Washington Free Beacon the sheer number of affected guns and magazines could pose a significant problem for Biden’s gun-control plans.
“I think if [Biden and his team] were smart, they would look at those numbers and get an idea of where America stands on gun ownership and gun rights,” NSSF spokesman Mark Oliva said.
But, well, Biden and his team aren’t particularly smart.
Biden wants to ban new sales of AR-15 rifles and similar firearms as well as any ammunition magazine holding more than 10 rounds—sizes that come standard on most modern rifles and handguns. He would pay some owners to surrender the affected guns they legally own and force everyone else to register the guns under the National Firearms Act. The proposal would require owners to pay a $200 tax stamp for each item.
That’s assuming that anyone actually admits to having the weapons in the first place. With no registration already, it’ll be on gun owners to admit they have not just the weapons, but the unserialized magazines as well.
Good luck with that.
Let’s be honest, $34 billion is a lot of money, but that’s a total for the entire nation. What each individual would be required to pay, though, would be different. Even someone with a modest collection of a single AR-15 and a couple of handguns could be on the hook for thousands of dollars simply because they have a relatively good-sized supply of magazines.
And understand, this is Biden feeling magnanimous. He’s going to allow us to keep our guns, but we have to pay for the privilege.
Yet people have the gall to say that Biden isn’t coming for our guns? Seriously? I can’t afford to drop $200 for each item I’ve got and I don’t have a massive collection with dozens of guns. For some of you, we’re talking tens of thousands of dollars just for your guns.
Again, good luck with trying to get Americans to bother complying.
This, of course, is why the Georgia senate races are so important. If Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue when their reelection bids, they’ll give the Republicans control of the Senate and there will be no chance of making something like this law. For a lot of us, it’ll be cheaper to contribute to those campaigns than to foot the bill for Biden’s gun plan.