This bill represents a major investment in the protection of our children and our communities, and reflects the long-term societal costs of gun and ammunition purchases in our country.
U.S Representative, Democrat, New Jersey
August 26, 2013
Dem bill would trigger huge new taxes on guns, ammo
[He’s got it totally backward. If you really want to interfere with the free market in an attempt to improve society in regards to firearms there should be subsidies for guns, ammo, accessories, and training. There should be outreach programs for those most at risk from criminal violence and social workers should help them get the proper equipment and training to both help them get out of potentially violent environments and defend themselves and other innocent life as necessary.
But since Pascrell and other are so ignorant and bigoted they can’t or won’t comprehend the data that shows guns do more good than harm. Let alone that the right to keep and bear arms is a specific enumerated right that can no more be taxed than speech, religion, and freemen (the 13th Amendment). Hence they will just continue the way of the KKK into the dustbin of history.—Joe]