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Thread: National "assault weapon buy back" bill proposed by Rep. DeLauro D-Conn

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    National "assault weapon buy back" bill proposed by Rep. DeLauro D-Conn

    The co-sponsors include Reps. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Raśl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and David Cicilline (D-R.I.).

    The legislation would provide up to $2,000 in tax credits for gun owners who voluntarily hand over [certain specified] assault weapons to their local police departments.

    http://thehill.com/regulation/legisl...assault-rifles

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ault-weapons-/

    http://delauro.house.gov/images/pdf/...tsAct114th.pdf
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    Bahahahaha. They take our money and give it to someone else that forfeits rkba.

    You can't make this stuff up

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    2 grand? Do these dopes realize that many "assault weapns" cost well under half that? They're just baiting for abuse of the system. And then they'll whine that people aren't adhering to the "spirit of the law".

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    you cans have it, one bullet at a time

    seriously though.. stop wasting my tax dollars MORE then you already are please( last bit is to D.C.)

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    Buwahahaha.

    Besides the whole host of firearms that are inexpensive and would qualify (10/22s, anything with a threaded barrel, etc), it appears a bare AR receiver would as well. $50 for a $2k tax credit sounds like a nice deal.

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    People are calling it 'The National Assault Rifle Upgrade Bill' on other forums.

    Bushmaster owners everywhere are holding their collective breath, heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick9 View Post
    People are calling it 'The National Assault Rifle Upgrade Bill' on other forums.

    Bushmaster owners everywhere are holding their collective breath, heh.
    Perfect name. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick9 View Post
    People are calling it 'The National Assault Rifle Upgrade Bill' on other forums.

    Bushmaster owners everywhere are holding their collective breath, heh.
    Well, lets hope not too many. They're basically holding their breath hoping government will add to the national debt and tax everybody to pay the interest just so they can collect a new rifle. Kinda short-sighted if you ask me.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Well, lets hope not too many. They're basically holding their breath hoping government will add to the national debt and tax everybody to pay the interest just so they can collect a new rifle. Kinda short-sighted if you ask me.
    I'm pretty sure such comments here and elsewhere by pro-2A types is intended as humor to point out the absurdity of the proposed bill. At least I hope it is because I have been laughing at it for a week. :uhoh:
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepdiver View Post
    I'm pretty sure such comments here and elsewhere by pro-2A types is intended as humor to point out the absurdity of the proposed bill. At least I hope it is because I have been laughing at it for a week.
    Yes, it's humor...jeeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepdiver View Post
    I'm pretty sure such comments here and elsewhere by pro-2A types is intended as humor to point out the absurdity of the proposed bill. At least I hope it is because I have been laughing at it for a week.
    I hope you're right.

    I've met plenty of short-sighted gun owners, too.

    For example. This is just an example, nobody has to answer--taking The Fifth applies if you want. Remember George W Bush's two tax "rebates"? The first was a $300 check. The second was a $600 check. How many gun owners--or others for that matter--do you suppose cashed that check?

    Alas, I talked to plenty of people who said some variation of "its my money being refunded to me." Sorry, folks. The payroll taxes stolen from you were spent shortly thereafter on interest payments on the national debt. Your money was gone before those checks were written. As long as there is one penny of national debt, that sort of "rebate" only adds to the debt or servicing the interest, or is new money created out of thin air that then contributes to inflation.

    Its not too unlike a senior citizen I know, who has a bit of a socialist bent. They metaphorically bang the table for their Social Security check, and cost-of-living adjustments, because "its my money! I paid into that system; I deserve it back!" Sorry. The money that was stolen from that senior citizen's pay over the years was tossed into general fund and is long gone. "His money" in the form of SS checks is actually money taken from current workers.

    So, while I can see the "upgrade" being used by some as humor, I wouldn't myself automatically think it being viewed widely solely as humor. But, I don't mind hoping. That would be better than what I was thinking.
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    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    I hope you're right.
    I don't think the bill is going anywhere regardless so I am going to choose to take it as comedy of the absurd and laugh at the stupid in DC, if for no other reason than it just makes me feel better.
    Last edited by deepdiver; 04-13-2015 at 08:04 PM.
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