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Now this is just discussion material, thrown into the circle for discussion's sake only, but had a conversation about shooting and what not today. That topic nowadays usually rolls around to the political landscape and the possible future and what may happen. My buddy made an interesting observation, he commented, more or less, if you ban something nobody wins, why not turn some profit? Make the so-called assault weapon an NFA item and subject to that tax. He said he was surprised no one had made that move already. This was after I had explained the process I was going through for my two suppressors and the $400 I had graciously donated to the Treasury Dept coffers for essentailly two little mufflers.

Politically, you would win either way. You can say you were 'tough on those gun toting psycho's' to appease the PC crowd but the pro-gun crowd who knows better says 'I can still get my (insert firearm here)'. To make both crowds happy you say you're taking the money and rolling it straight into a law enforcement grant program or some shiite.

Remember, this is just discussion, this not my own personal opinion just something I thought was an interesting opinion. So please keep the lead from flying my way! :ninja:
 

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Bravo- good points on taxing rights. SCOTUS left a back door to regulate firearms however with Heller. It's a right, yes, but when you get involved with the phrasing and terminology an "assault weapon" could be looped into being a "machinegun". The "readily adaptable to sporting purposes" is a standard that has held on since well before the 1968 firearms laws. MG's have been heavily regulated since 1934, and given the 1986 MG laws are very, very shady to say the least, I believe no Representative or Senator would dare touch repealing or altering those laws in light of Heller.

Magazine restrictions I could definitely see coming back again and another thing Uncle Sugar could make money hand over fist on. Imagine a $5 tax on anything over ten rounds. Enough to turn a profit but not so much that folks would cringe and cry party foul. For the folks about to take office on the ticket of "Ask what your country can do for you" it's free money to keep their welfare voters satiated and happy.
 
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