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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:33 PM

 

New gunpowder tax proposal, $10/pound

If we tax gunpowder ~$10/pound, that will increase the cost per bullet by under 50%.

Take every penny of revenue generated with this tax and put it towards mental health services.

Thoughts?

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Reply New gunpowder tax proposal, $10/pound (Original post)
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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:34 PM

1. If a bill to do that was introduced in Congress, it would cause a huge spike in powder sales

 

And other reloading supplies.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:36 PM

4. There's a huge spike in gun, powder, ammunition, etc. sales right now any way.

 

It was sparked by the re-election of President Obama.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:40 PM

7. Please don't use words like "sparked" so close to the word "powder"

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:41 PM

10. LOL

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:24 PM

41. That's why things like this should be passed and disclosed AFTER the fact. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:25 PM

42. lol, now we want Congress to pass secret bills?

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:44 AM

59. Sorry Comrade, transparency of the law-making process is a cornerstone of any real Democracy

 

Or of a representative republic based on Democratic principles.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:35 PM

2. And the rich would then be better armed.

Nope. Don't like the idea.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. So you object to an increase of less than 50% in the price per bullet?

 

That's pretty unreasonable, IMO.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:07 PM

52. Please, do the math.

 

$10/pound

7000 grains/pound

Maximum load on a .45 caliber pistol bullet is 7 grains.

1000 of those bullets per pound.

That's $0.01/.45 caliber pistol round.

Tell me again how the rich would be better armed. Yeah, I propose increasing the cost of gunpodwer by 50%. Gunpowder is one of the cheapest elements in a cartridge.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. Only rich people should have gunpowder!

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:37 PM

6. Good god, you pay $10 for ammo today, you pay less than $15 for the same ammo after tax.

 

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