Elizabeth Warren Pitches Universal Gun Tax
In an attempt to out WASP herself, Democrat candidate for the nomination Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren has proposed that she would, if elected president, not only put the kibosh on Trump’s tax cuts, but that she would also levy heavy taxes on all gun purchases.
Not surprisingly, this was part of her signal to the extreme authoritarian Left that she would attack all of the things that frighten liberal snowflakes most, namely free speech, wealth (other people’s) and guns.
That’s right, she has proposed that her administration would actually tax free speech. That’s pretty smart, because the right to free speech is the only right that protects the right to self-preservation, and vice-versa. So, she’s looking to poison two birds of freedom with one throne.
If she does somehow manage to beat incumbent President Trump in next year’s election we might be able to count on her record of dishonesty to prevent these horrible (and steep) taxes from going into effect.
Over the course of the last 12 months, the Congresswoman has earned quite a reputation for lying to pad her resume. Not only did she use the false claim of American Native heritage to help her early on in her career, but she has more recently claimed that she was once fired for having gotten pregnant. Both claims were subsequently found to be false.
The tax she’s proposing on firearms alone would come in the form of a 30% tax on every firearm and a 50% tax on all ammunition. So, if that 1911 you’ve been eying comes with an $11,000 sticker price, that tax will bring it up to $11,330. And if that box of ammunition you want to run through it costs $2,700, that will go up to nearly $37.
Of course, that’s not going to stop the average second amendment proponent from having his home security set up in place. But it will provide a heck of a lot of additional revenue to the federal government to enact more anti-gun laws. Worse, that $300 markup on high-quality weapons might just be enough for would-be gun owners to buy something of a dangerously poor quality.
As for the free speech tax, you might be folding your arms thinking there’s no way to tax speech. Well, yes there is. Warren’s proposal would, as a law, come in the form of a lobbying tax. This means the power of lobbyists to affect the policies lawmakers put into effect will be taxed.
Warren tweeted earlier this month, saying, “We can end excessive lobbying. This is the kind of big, structural change we need to put power back in the hands of the people and end corruption in Washington.”
What Warren either doesn’t understand or is pretending not to, is that lobbying isn’t just used to get politicians into the back pockets of big corporations. Certainly, it is abused sometimes. But it is also one of the most important ways organizations like the NRA are able to protect the right of Americans to a practical means of self-preservation.
Warren’s tax is a direct threat to American prosperity, security, and to the very notion that we are a self governing people.