$100 Gun Tax Would Double Price of Some Firearms

From The Daily Caller:

A U.S. congresswoman plans to introduce a bill later this week that would require a $100 tax on all gun sales nationwide. If the bill is passed by Congress, the revenue made off of the tax will go toward mental health and anti-violence programs.

Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, from New York, announced the federal legislation called “Reducing Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods Act” at NYC’s City Hall on Monday, according to the New York Daily News.


This amounts to a poll tax on self defense for poor people. Some of the cheapest guns used for self defense are right around $100 and this tax would instantly double their cost. Many other firearms used for self defense would increase by around 50%. This tax would hurt poor people disproportionately, especially those who live in crime prone neighborhoods. Is that fair?

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