House Bill Would Boost Tax On Ammo By 50%, Guns 20%

A new gun control scheme that would boost the federal excise tax on ammunition to 50 percent and raise the tax on some firearms to 20 percent has been introduced by two anti-gun Democrats and is just today raising alarms on the Internet, and at the offices of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb calls H.R. 3018 “confiscatory taxation.” It is sponsored by Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), and they are calling it the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.”

“What they couldn’t ban,” Gottlieb said, “they are now trying to tax out of existence.”

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