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About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:06:24 PM »

From CCDL blog.........

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"Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chris
With regards to Connecticut legislative proposals that affect gun rights in one way or another, there has been a lot of focus over the emergence of HB5700 (AN ACT INCREASING THE RATE OF THE SALES AND USE TAXES ON AMMUNITION).

The introduction of this proposal is a direct slap in the face to law-abiding gun owners that live by the laws of our society and who simply want to shoot for sport, hunt or maintain firearms and proper training for self-defense purposes.

HB5700 will make it hard for people already struggling in our economy to own and train properly
HB5700 would be taxing at an unfair rate
HB5700 would be on par with consideration towards a sin tax
Guns and ammo are ALREADY subject to an additional 11% tax besides the CT sales tax
A 50% AMMO TAX is a 100% SPITE TAX!
Make no mistake, HB5700 is being presented to you by anti-gun politicians that are making claims that your constitutionally affirmed 2nd Amendment right is somehow a PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT!
However:

Watch Out for the Distraction

Given that this bill has caught the attention of numerous media outlets across the country, it is the duty of CCDL to point out:

In the past, bills that typically gain the outrage of gun owners such as HB5700 are often used to distract from other pieces of legislation that will also potentially harm gun owners.
Right now, the bill has been referred to the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding. It has not yet moved out of committee.
The bill has only one co-sponsor at this point.
Currently there are over 70 other firearms related bills that have been introduced in the 2019 legislative session. Some of these bills are good, some are very bad. The good ones will have a harder time succeeding given the current political climate in Connecticut.
A number of these bills have gained more traction than the “Ammo Tax Bill”. This is key for gun owners to understand:
Among other things, there are a multitude of bills that would penalize law-abiding gun owners for how you store your firearms, for how you carry firearms, for where you carry your firearms and numerous ways to prohibit more individuals from carrying or owning firearms altogether. Do not focus on one bill and ignore all the others.
The complete list of bills that CCDL is tracking (including hunting bills) can be found here:.
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As bills move from committee to committee, we will continue to monitor and inform members throughout this legislative session.

We are asking our members to monitor their emails, our website and social media for current updates"
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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 06:59:08 AM »
A Democrat no less

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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:39:44 AM »
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A Democrat no less
It is partly because some Democratic politicians are waking up to the fact that more than a few of the anti gun laws Democrats like Loony and others propose do nothing more than affect minorities and the poor, especially when its a tax or fee. Its one reason why the "show your papers" bill failed last time around.
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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:40:27 AM »
should start branding traitors again with a giant T on their forheads
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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 09:41:09 AM »
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should start branding traitors again with a giant T on their forheads
And that is after being tared and feathered.  ;D
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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 09:49:10 AM »
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A Democrat no less


Maybe he's being honest, but maybe not.  I don't know the guy.

Back in January 2013 I talked with my then state representative (D).  He told me he was against SB1160, BUT he was going to vote for it so the state wouldn't cut off funds to his town of Canterbury.  Thank God he is no longer my rep, and we now have Doug Dubitsky.

I also talked in person with my national representative Joe Courtney who assured me he supported the 2nd amendment, blah, blah, blah.  Not only did that piece of shit vote with Obama constantly, he was part of a "sit-in" on the U.S House floor for gun control.  (If I remember correctly this was around the same time Murphy was doing his stupid filibuster in the senate).


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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 02:46:31 PM »
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Maybe he's being honest, but maybe not.  I don't know the guy.

Back in January 2013 I talked with my then state representative (D).  He told me he was against SB1160, BUT he was going to vote for it so the state wouldn't cut off funds to his town of Canterbury.  Thank God he is no longer my rep, and we now have Doug Dubitsky.

I also talked in person with my national representative Joe Courtney who assured me he supported the 2nd amendment, blah, blah, blah.  Not only did that piece of shit vote with Obama constantly, he was part of a "sit-in" on the U.S House floor for gun control.  (If I remember correctly this was around the same time Murphy was doing his stupid filibuster in the senate).

Well you obviously can't expect to believe your politician .. come on man. :eng101:
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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 11:23:41 PM »
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It is partly because some Democratic politicians are waking up to the fact that more than a few of the anti gun laws Democrats like Loony and others propose do nothing more than affect minorities and the poor, especially when its a tax or fee. Its one reason why the "show your papers" bill failed last time around.
Maybe they're afraid that these cases might wind up before SCOTUS.
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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 08:31:33 AM »
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Maybe they're afraid that these cases might wind up before SCOTUS.

Or they realize now is there time, as RBG is still alive and would "appear" weekend at Bernie's style for a big 2A case... and Roberts is just flat out undependable.

At least that's how I see it in the head of all of these nut jobs proposing all these insane laws.
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Re: About that 50% Ammunition Tax
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 12:12:54 PM »
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Or they realize now is there time, as RBG is still alive and would "appear" weekend at Bernie's style for a big 2A case... and Roberts is just flat out undependable.

At least that's how I see it in the head of all of these nut jobs proposing all these insane laws.

they're pushing the envelope as far out as possible in the hope that if it makes it to SCOTUS they will "compromise" and strike down only half of the new laws. thus they are employing trump's negotioning strategy from "art of the deal;" ask for far more than you expect to get so your opponent "compromises" to give you what actually wanted.