$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as “Role Model” for States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “ role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. terri tory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earl ier this month. An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gu n taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and n ow a U.S. territory.
As reported by the Saipan Tribune:
The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMI’s new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be “a role model? ?? for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolle d and continued gun violence.
The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on rece nt reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that assesses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.
The threat of such a tax serving as a role model for other politicians to i mpose is not an idle one. Consider the following:
Seattle Gun and Ammunition Tax: On Jan. 1, 2016, Seattle’s $25 per gun tax took effect, as did a two cent to five cent tax per round of ammuni tion. The new taxes have already forced at least one major gun dealer to le ave the city.
Cook County, Ill. Gun and Ammunition Tax: On June 1, 2016, Cook County? ??s new ammunition tax takes effect, at a rate of one cent to five cent s per round of ammunition. The ammo tax comes on top of the existing gun ta x regime of $25 per gun.
Hillary Clinton’s 25% Gun Tax Endorsement: In passionate testimony to the Senate Finance Committee in 1993, Hillary Clinton gave her strong pe rsonal endorsement to a new national 25% sales tax on guns and endorsed a s teep increase in the gun dealer fee, to $2,500. "I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that,” said Clinton at the conclusio n of her endorsement.
“The Left is now seeking to tax guns out of existence,” sai d Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “The Seco nd Amendment makes it difficult to legally ban guns, but Hillary has led th e way to explaining you can achieve the same thing with high taxes.”
In newly released footage from Americans for Tax Reform, Clinton is shown n odding enthusiastically as she endorsed the 25% gun tax and as legal gun de alers were described as “purveyors of violence.” https://youtu.be/L94cpHcokdU
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the Manufacture of Handguns should be outlawed
you can then leave the 2nd amendment alone, and my rifles [they're good for home protection]
too many handguns floating around, getting into the hands of young [and younger] kids
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On Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:11:14 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

... just wait until I snatch it from you, slap you and have you sit in the corner.
Clowns like you can't figure out how far a rifle round travels in the hallway or small space of a house. Get back to me.
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Oren wrote:

The trouble with rifles is that while (he/she/it) is getting it turned around to point at me I'll put a full clip into them . And as you say , there is that pesky penetration problem .
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It all depends on the rifle and ammo. Using 223/556 round int eh evel assualt rifle with soft point ammo will often not penetrate as much as many hand guns.
If you have never tried it, set a target out about 20 feet away ( normally about as far as any shot in most homes). Make that target a sheet of cardboard. Then about a foot behind it, set another piece of cardboard. The bullet will hit the first cardboard, come apart and the second piece will look like it was hit with a shotgun. Those fragments have very little enegery left. In a house something similar will hapen. It will hit the first piece of wall and break up. The handgun bullets will penetrate several layers of wall.
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Ralph Mowery posted for all of us...

Could you cite the origin of this info?
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It was told to me by someone I work with years ago. I did not know to believe it or not, so I tried it. Loaded some varmit bullets for my AR15 and tried it. Bullet hit the first piece of cardboard and came apart. The second piece about 2 feet behind the first looked like it was hit by a shotgun. By the way, the same bullet will penetrate aleast a piece of iron about 1/4 of an inch thick. Tried that also.
Have shot enough handguns into various things to know about that also.
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Ralph Mowery posted for all of us...

For handguns they have all sorts of what they call defense loads. The FBI is also (reportedly) going back to 9 because of this. Their testing wanted expansion to limit collateral damage. For Hornady this is called critical defense. They also has the FBI version called critical duty. I believe Hornady has a new 223 bullet out that has a high temp polymer in the nose because the the old stuff was melting. Possibly this what you were seeing.
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