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    Northern Marianas Island Territory $1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as “Role Model” for States

    ... 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. territory. ... 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.
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    “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.”

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    see "poll tax"

    ...not that the second amendment is held to the same standard as other Constitutional rights

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnScotsman View Post
    see "poll tax"

    ...not that the second amendment is held to the same standard as other Constitutional rights
    You cannot tax a right nor the exercise of a right.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    You cannot tax a right nor the exercise of a right.
    Their argument is that they aren't taxing the right itself.

    After all, if you were correct, you should have started a long long time ago to argue against the sales tax applying to arms and ammo.

    Of course, this is a punitive tax with no justification, and illegal because of that, but not just because it was the word "tax."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    After all, if you were correct, you should have started a long long time ago to argue against the sales tax applying to arms and ammo.
    He's correct, and so are you.
    It's well established that you can't tax a Constitutional Right.
    That's why poll taxes, even a penny a vote, are unconstitutional, and why churches don't pay real estate taxes. And don't get me started on 11% or $200 excise taxes...

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    The tax will serve as an incentive for homemade guns, as well as the black market. Some people are not adept at building their own tools, so there will be more unsafe guns out there. Way to go liberals, another bonehead idea.
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    It is not a tax...it is a fee.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    It is not a tax...it is a fee.
    Same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    Same thing

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    You have not learned yet.

    Just get a FFL for $200 and get 100000 guns all tax free....

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