Massachusetts: Gun Banners Propose Tax On Guns, Ammo

As if Massachusetts existing gun lawshad not done enough damage to the Bay State, Taxachusetts gun banners now propose another tax on guns and ammunition.

Briefly quoting the WHDH report linked above:

Gun control advocates have an idea on how to pay for violence prevention efforts.

Their proposal on Beacon Hill would tax the sales of guns and ammunition almost five percent.

I have long documented the results of Massachusetts draconian gun laws, which have gun gun ownership by some 75 percent. The chart below shows the results of the 1963 to 1968 gun control campaign, the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, various attempts at gun control, the decline in crime after Bay State residents started buying defensive weapons in 1993, and the end of the decline after the imposition of State gun restrictions:

Gun control nuts may be a glutton for punishment, but the law abiding citizens do not need that. It is time for Congress to step in and preempt ALL State and local gun laws that exceed restrictions mandated by Federal law, so we can get back to the business of driving down violent crime rates.


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