They are trying to raise the NFA tax from $200 to $500.





  • because nfa items are responsible for how many crimes...outside of police?



  • Nothing about this makes sense other than an income for the feds. At least they have an argument for the “bans” however stupid, ridiculous, and unconstitutional it may be, but this isn’t trying to ban anything simply raise the cost for the tax stamp so I don’t get the reason for it.



  • That’s not even the worst part of that bill.

    They want a 20% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammunition.

    And some NFA items are going up to a thousand, plus on top of that everything will increase with cost of living.



  • @bull81 said:

    Nothing about this makes sense other than an income for the feds. At least they have an argument for the “bans” however stupid, ridiculous, and unconstitutional it may be, but this isn’t trying to ban anything simply raise the cost for the tax stamp so I don’t get the reason for it.

    Actually, I think this is directly targeted at banning suppressors. Think about it, if you have to pay $500 for a tax, and $700+ for the suppressor, and people are going to stop buying them because of the overall cost, that directly affects the manufacturers and the distributors as they will be making and selling a hell of a lot less. Make something cost prohibitive to the consumer by taxing the crap out of it, and that is a non-direct way of banning anything. If they get away with this shit, everything else will follow.



  • @ramirojpc

    You are correct.

    This is exactly the purpose of the NFA tax to begin with. Imagine how cost prohibitive the NFA tax was in the 1930's when they first implemented it. Suppressors are only in the last couple of decades getting to the point where they are popular because it has taken that long for inflation to get to the point that $200 is no longer as cost prohibitive.


 

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