House Bill for 1,000% Tax on Assault Weapons to Be Filibuster-Proof: Beyer

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Manchin going full retard


Clearly lacks comprehension of american history, our founding and what the 2A actually says
Whenever I hear some one start out talking about the 2nd by saying they are a hunter, I immediately think of this Kevin D. Williamson line:

The Second Amendment isn’t about shooting ducks. It’s about shooting people.

Once you really get your head around that, you can begin to appreciate the political architecture of the gun-control debate and the fundamental problem at the heart of it: The purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure the right of Americans to keep and bear arms designed to kill people in armed confrontations, and everything that makes firearms unsuitable for that purpose is at odds with the Second Amendment.
 
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We can solve all of the country’s problems by charging voters $1000 for every vote for a dumocrat
Reminds me of a Heinlein inspired book called "Freehold". Where to become a citizen, one had to surrender their wealth. Citizens (capital C) were basically judges / policy makers. The barrier to entry for determining the future policies of society was basically amassing as much wealth as possible and then GIVING it up to the planet.

I'm okay with barriers to vote. $1000/year or 100 hours of community service. Per say. Don't wanna? Don't. Heck. Even make the $1000 tax deductible. Maybe also give people $1000 off their tax bill if they don't vote. ./devil.

I'm still pissed from yesterday. Looked online and our entire street was removed from the systems to look up polling location. It changed in the last few weeks. Out road was just not in the system. Had to call.

So I get there, a little annoyed. And there's a line of about 15 people trying to get out on the roles. One lady in line had been there for 23 years and always votes, but she was missing from the roll

Neither my wife nor I were there. Both of us filled out voter registration cards when we updated drivers licenses. I even had a picture of mine. It never got processed.

Guess what the party affiliation of the people in line? All of us were either undeclared or R. (at least 10 R's. )

Took me 45 minutes to finally get perp-walked into the voting area and offered a ballot.

So glad Texas borders are getting a little love.

I can't wait to see what Susan Collins gets herself up to in the next few weeks. It's gonna be LIT.
 

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GOA is campaigning on this bill today with email alerts warning about its addition to the reconciliation bill and possible vote this week.


However, the last movement published on this bill was to send it to the Ways and Means Committee on 6/14/2022, and it does not note it being moved out of there yet.



By the way notable area co-sponsors of the bill are...

Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]*

Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]

Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] (Who I will be calling to dump on later today).
The cure to Trahan is to vote Dean Tran into her seat in November...



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House Bill for 1,000% Tax on Assault Weapons to Be Filibuster-Proof: Beyer

Representative Donald Beyer, a Virginia Democrat, is seeking to introduce a 1,000 percent tax on assault weapons through a reconciliation process that would not require any Republican votes.

The congressman said the bill is meant to discourage Americans from buying deadly weapons that have been used in frequent mass shootings across the country. In the past three weeks alone, shootings in New York, California, Texas, and Oklahoma have left dozens of adults and children dead.

"What it's intended to do is provide another creative pathway to actually make some sensible gun control happen," Beyer told Insider in an article published Sunday, while discussing his proposal. "We think that a 1,000% fee on assault weapons is just the kind of restrictive measure that creates enough fiscal impact to qualify for reconciliation."

Reconciliation is a tactic that can allow laws to bypass the Senate's 60-vote requirement known as the filibuster. Under this process, a law can pass with a simple majority so long as every Democratic lawmaker supports it. Democratspreviously used this strategy last year to approve a COVID-19 relief package and the House-approved Build Back Better bill.

Virginia Democrat Donald Beyer is proposing a 1,000 percent tax on assault weapons in the aftermath of several mass shootings in the U.S. Above, assault rifles hang on the wall for sale in Chantilly, Virginia, on October 6, 2017.

One expert told Insider that Beyer's measure could meet the threshold of bypassing the filibuster because "taxes get more deference in budget reconciliation than other policies from a parliamentarian point of view."

However, the bill would still likely face significant hurdles, even among Democrats. Multiple lawmakers have previously proposed tax hikes on guns and ammunition in an attempt to drive down sales, but have been unsuccessful. Beyer's proposal also marks a much more significant tax increase than Democrats have targeted in the past.

The bill would only focus on assault weapons, such as AR-15s, but would not include a tax increase on bullets. However, any high-capacity magazines that can carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition would be aggressively targeted, according to Insider.

AR-15-style guns can range in price from $500 to $1,000, meaning that a 1,000 percent tax increase could add $5,000 to $20,000 to their final sales price. The Democratic lawmaker said that he's open to negotiating that figure, however, but that the goal is to drive down gun purchases and limit the number of assault weapons in circulation.

"There's nothing magical about that thousand percent number. It's severe enough to actually inhibit and restrict sales. But also successful enough that it's not seen as an absolute ban," Beyer told Insider.

His proposal comes as Democrats and Republicans continue to spar over gun legislation in the aftermath of recent attacks against schools, grocery stores, churches, and medical centers.

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden called on Congress to either ban the sale of assault weapons, or raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21. He also called for a ban on high-capacity magazines, as well as increased background check requirements, and a repeal of the immunity that protects gun manufacturers from liability if their weapons are used in deadly attacks.

"How much more carnage are we willing to accept? How many more innocent American lives must be taken before we say enough? Enough," the president said in an impassioned speech to the nation. "It's time to act. For the children we've lost. For the children we can save. For the nation we love. Let's hear the call and the cry. Let's meet the moment. Let us finally do something."
Ok Groomer.
 

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So no rifles for the poors…

“…1,000 percent tax increase could add $5,000 to $20,000 to their final sales price.”
Or you could just build one and laugh until your sides hurt.

They are getting more and more desperate knowing there is a red wave coming.
 

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House Bill for 1,000% Tax on Assault Weapons to Be Filibuster-Proof: Beyer

Representative Donald Beyer, a Virginia Democrat, is seeking to introduce a 1,000 percent tax on assault weapons through a reconciliation process that would not require any Republican votes.

The congressman said the bill is meant to discourage Americans from buying deadly weapons that have been used in frequent mass shootings across the country. In the past three weeks alone, shootings in New York, California, Texas, and Oklahoma have left dozens of adults and children dead.

"What it's intended to do is provide another creative pathway to actually make some sensible gun control happen," Beyer told Insider in an article published Sunday, while discussing his proposal. "We think that a 1,000% fee on assault weapons is just the kind of restrictive measure that creates enough fiscal impact to qualify for reconciliation."

Reconciliation is a tactic that can allow laws to bypass the Senate's 60-vote requirement known as the filibuster. Under this process, a law can pass with a simple majority so long as every Democratic lawmaker supports it. Democratspreviously used this strategy last year to approve a COVID-19 relief package and the House-approved Build Back Better bill.

Virginia Democrat Donald Beyer is proposing a 1,000 percent tax on assault weapons in the aftermath of several mass shootings in the U.S. Above, assault rifles hang on the wall for sale in Chantilly, Virginia, on October 6, 2017.

One expert told Insider that Beyer's measure could meet the threshold of bypassing the filibuster because "taxes get more deference in budget reconciliation than other policies from a parliamentarian point of view."

However, the bill would still likely face significant hurdles, even among Democrats. Multiple lawmakers have previously proposed tax hikes on guns and ammunition in an attempt to drive down sales, but have been unsuccessful. Beyer's proposal also marks a much more significant tax increase than Democrats have targeted in the past.

The bill would only focus on assault weapons, such as AR-15s, but would not include a tax increase on bullets. However, any high-capacity magazines that can carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition would be aggressively targeted, according to Insider.

AR-15-style guns can range in price from $500 to $1,000, meaning that a 1,000 percent tax increase could add $5,000 to $20,000 to their final sales price. The Democratic lawmaker said that he's open to negotiating that figure, however, but that the goal is to drive down gun purchases and limit the number of assault weapons in circulation.

"There's nothing magical about that thousand percent number. It's severe enough to actually inhibit and restrict sales. But also successful enough that it's not seen as an absolute ban," Beyer told Insider.

His proposal comes as Democrats and Republicans continue to spar over gun legislation in the aftermath of recent attacks against schools, grocery stores, churches, and medical centers.

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden called on Congress to either ban the sale of assault weapons, or raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21. He also called for a ban on high-capacity magazines, as well as increased background check requirements, and a repeal of the immunity that protects gun manufacturers from liability if their weapons are used in deadly attacks.

"How much more carnage are we willing to accept? How many more innocent American lives must be taken before we say enough? Enough," the president said in an impassioned speech to the nation. "It's time to act. For the children we've lost. For the children we can save. For the nation we love. Let's hear the call and the cry. Let's meet the moment. Let us finally do something."
They still refuse to note criminals don’t buy in stores.
 

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The democrats will stop at nothing to disarm the population. The constitution, as well as the supreme court, mean absolutely nothing to them. Hopefully, after the mid-term elections, there will be far fewer democrats in office. The democrats have to go.
 
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This ditry trick is a re-run.

Back in 1934 it was obvious that congress could not ban full auto, sbrs and suppressors so they added the $200 tax. The farce was perpetuated by calling it a tax, but imposing penalties far out of proportion for failing to pay a tax of this amount.

Same game non - obvious they can't ban AWs so trying the tax ban route instead. And, as with NFA34 registration, if passed it will be enforced as a gun law, not a tax offense, when it comes to balancing the penalty to the severity of the crime.
 
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