US 2nd Amendment Under Assault, Freedom Firearms Guns Defense

grarpamp grarpamp at
Sat Jul 3 18:39:29 PDT 2021

Two more unbelievable stories of Democrat gun grabbers
gone beyond insane... nevermind that big city Democrat
policies are responsible for big city violence at least in tort,
WV,US fights back...

Pennsylvania Democrats To Propose Bullet Tax And Encoded Rounds To
Track Ammo Owners

A 5 cent per bullet tax will be proposed in Pennsylvania as part of
legislation to be brought forth by two state House Democrats, Rep.
Manny Guzman and Rep. Stephen Kinsey.

The tax would fund a state police database of ammunition sold in Pennsylvania.

The planned legislation would require ammunition manufacturers to
encode ammunition provided for retail sale in Pennsylvania, and to
provide ammunition serial numbers to the Pennsylvania State Police for
the ammunition database. The plan was revealed in a joint memo to the
state legislature by Guzman and Kinsey.

“Since 2015, only 21% of the nearly 8,500 shootings that Philadelphia
has endured have resulted in an arrest or conviction,” the memo said.

    “Far too often, all that is left for the police to find is a
victim and a bullet. By making the bullet a more useable piece of
evidence, independent from the associated firearm, we can give our law
enforcement officers the tools that they need to solve more of these
heinous crimes.”

“By maintaining a record of purchases of ammunition,” the memo continues,

    “our law enforcement officers will be able to easily trace the
ownership of any ammunition involved in a crime. This proposal is a
much more reliable method of forensic tracing than current systems
like ballistic fingerprinting, since determination of a bullet’s code
does not require any special skills or equipment, and it serves as an
objective identifier.”

“It is time for us to keep track of these lethal weapons and ensure
that we have the tools necessary to convict individuals who use their
firearms for unlawful purposes,” the memo said.

The plan would impose a 5 cent per round tax. Ammunition owners could
file for a tax credit of one-half of a percent (0.5 percent) of the
gross amount of the tax paid.

That is, a 50 cent tax return for every $100 spent in bullet taxes. A
purchase of 2,000 rounds would cost $100 in tax.

Gun Owners of America-Pennsylvania Director Val Finnell says the plan
amounts to registration and taxation of a constitutional right, to own

    “If you register your ammo, that’s a prelude to confiscation, just
like firearms registration would be,” Finnell said, noting that if a
bill to ban certain ammunition is passed, an ammunition database would
show law enforcement who has ammunition to confiscate.

    “This is the agenda of Philadelphia Democrats: registration and
confiscation,” Finnell said. “They say ‘we just want common-sense gun
laws to help police’ but criminals are going to obtain guns anyway.
The only ones it affects are law-abiding citizens.”

Finnell predicts the bill will not move in the Republican-led General Assembly.

Republican state Rep. Matthew Dowling, chair of the Pennsylvania House
Second Amendment Caucus, says lawmakers shouldn’t be weighing down
state police with managing an ammunition database that should not

    “Not only is this onerous for state police who should be using
resources in other ways, it’s a violation of privacy standards,”
Dowling said.

    “This is on top of the fact that we have a massive shortage of
ammo. Law-abiding citizens are having a hard time trying to get their
hands on ammo. This will only make it more difficult for them.”

It is unclear how such a law would address unmarked ammunition from
other states or the ammunition already owned by Pennsylvanians.

Neither Guzman nor Kinsey responded to calls and emails requesting comment.

Although Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s mask mandate and other
COVID-19-related restrictions have ended, Kinsey’s Philadelphia
constituent office had a recording explaining the office is closed
“out of an abundance of caution” due to the risk of COVID-19. Kinsey
did have staff in his Harrisburg capitol building office.

San Jose To Tax Law-Abiding Gun Owners For The Actions Of Criminals

The Democratic Party’s war against the second amendment opens a new
front thanks to the San Jose City Council’s decision to tax
law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals:

    Gun owners in San Jose, California, will soon face a yearly tax
and be required to carry additional insurance after their city council
voted unanimously Tuesday evening to impose the new measures.

    The forthcoming fee for gun ownership in the city has not yet been
determined, but officials said that anyone found to be in
noncompliance will have their weapons confiscated.

    The city council’s aim is to try to recoup the cost of responding
to gun incidents such as shootings and deaths. According to the
Pacific Council on Research and Evaluation, which studied the issue
and sent a representative to testify before the panel, gun-related
incidents cost the city roughly $63 million every year in the way of
paying for police officers, medics and other expenses, The San
Francisco Chronicle reported.

Chief Justice John Marshall said that the power to tax is the power to
destroy, and here the attempt is to destroy lawful gun ownership by
imposing collective guilt on the law-abiding for the actions of the
criminal and turning law-abiding gun owners into criminals for
refusing to comply with an unconstitutional, punitive tax.

The endgame, as always, complete civilian gun confiscation.

Next up: A tax on sober drivers to pay for the actions of drunk ones.

Meanwhile, in other California war against guns news, various
challenges to various California gun law are pending an en-banc
hearing on Duncan v Bonta. (Previously.)

"Huge Economic Boost" - New West Virginian Law Makes Gun And Ammo
Purchases Tax-Free

West Virginian lawmakers have eliminated the sales tax on all small
firearms and ammunition and are also offering weapon manufacturers tax
credits in hopes of sparking an economic boom, according to local news

    "If you are going to buy that $2,000 riffle, it's going to be $120
cheaper here in West Virginia than compared to our neighboring
states," said Delegate Gary Howell, (R) District 56.

The law was passed in House Bill 2499, which went into effect on July
1. Customers can purchase handguns, shotguns, rifles, and whatever
their heart desires (chambered up to .50 caliber) without sales tax.

The state hopes to get in on the action of record gun sales and
millions of first-time gun owners sparked by the virus pandemic and
social unrest of 2020. With millions of new guns owners, parts and
ammo will be needed, and West Virginia plans to capitalize on that.

WOWK's Audra Laskey calls the new law a "huge economic boost" for the state.

    🦌CALLING ALL HUNTERS AND SPORTSMEN🔫 A new law goes into effect
today regarding buying small firearms and ammunition! Tune in to
@WOWK13News for more on these new changes.
    — Audra Laskey (@AudraLaskey) July 1, 2021

"It's definitely going to spike gun sales for the foreseeable future.
Then after that, I think it will steadily increase in terms of your
mid and high-range arms. So, I think over the long term that it will
defiantly be a boost in business," said Taylor Collins, gun and ammo
salesman for Bridgeport.

The law also promotes tax credits to gun and ammo manufacturers:

"If they do a $1 million piece of equipment, we will tax it as if it's
a $50,000 piece of equipment. That's to encourage investment in the
state," said Delegate Howell.

Already, one bullet manufacturer, Ranger Scientific, recently
announced it would be building an ammo plant in the state because of
the new law. The new plant will provide 400 jobs to residents in

"It makes West Virginia the single best place to locate arms or
ammunition manufacturing plant," said Delegate Howell.

If you build it, they will come - and it appears the tax law could
spark an exodus of gun manufacturers from other states to West

According to Noah Davis of, West Virginia is a
huge Second Amendment state sanctuary state.

The Biden administration is losing the war on guns as more than 61% of
American counties are now Second Amendment sanctuaries.

West Virginia could see a considerable boost in ammo sales as prices
have come down, and no sales tax will make the cost per round even

Insane Biden and the Democrats have no idea the huge hornet nest they're poking.

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