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. territory of the Northern
Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month. An
idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now
taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S.
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 uncontrolled and continued gun
The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on
recent 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
The threat of such a tax serving as a role model for other politicians to
impose 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 ammunition. The
new taxes have already forced at least one major gun dealer to leave the
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 cents per round
of ammunition. The ammo tax comes on top of the existing gun tax 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 personal
endorsement to a new national 25% sales tax on guns and endorsed a steep
increase in the gun dealer fee, to $2,500. "I am speaking personally, but I
feel very strongly about that," said Clinton at the conclusion of her
"The Left is now seeking to tax guns out of existence," said Grover
Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "The Second Amendment makes
it difficult to legally ban guns, but Hillary has led the way to explaining
you can achieve the same thing with high taxes."
In newly released footage from Americans for Tax Reform, Clinton is shown
nodding enthusiastically as she endorsed the 25% gun tax and as legal gun
dealers were described as "purveyors of violence."
How about a 50% tax on all political campaign expendiuters?
How about a 50% tax on all magazine and newpaper printing machines?
How about a $25.00 tax on all magazine and newspaper issues?
How about a $100.00 tax on church service attendance?
How about a 95% tax on payments made by the government to acquire your