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Proposed 50% tax on ammo

Discussion in 'Connecticut Laws' started by mu2bdriver, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. mu2bdriver

    mu2bdriver NES Member

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    Not sure if I should fold or crumple this as I wipe.
     
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    The real end-game of allowing states to enforce sales tax on mail-order vendors?

    Even without that, given how it is "sales and use tax", they'll just go after the out-of-state sourcing with tax evasion charges.
     
  4. MAJoe

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    CT already does this, and went after people recently who failed to report out of state purchases. MA also requests this on tax returns, but allows a safe harbor election for purchases individually under $1k.

    Newegg Apologizes For Helping Connecticut With Online Sales Tax Crackdown - Hartford Courant
     
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    I almost want to see this pass, just to get the question in front of SCOTUS as a potential precedent setter for a future challenge to the NFA and Hughes -- at what point does a targeted tax with the clear intent to suppress the exercise of a right become unconstitutional?
     
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    To my fellow shooters in CT....time to start reloading ;-)
     
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    you know it will eventually spill over to components at some time.
     
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    This is sure to take a huge bite out of violent crime! I imagine the number of gang related shootings will start to drop immediately.
     
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    ...and casting, and hoarding powder and primers ;-)

    Some people have been known to hoard powder and primers for no particular reason at all...
     
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    I'm sure all those bangers in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven will just give up and become upstanding citizens. All because ammo costs 75 cents a round instead of 50 cents.
     

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