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Good luck on gun confiscation.

Bullets? Fed tax= $5.00 a bullet.
Deer hunting? You better be a good shot.
Shooting Spree? Hope you have a lot of money or a good credit card.

Borders? eh, the war on drugs failed. Train authorities and dogs to sniff out gunpowder.
Smuggling Bullets? 10 in the fed prison

Guns in public? Unless you are licensed authority or law enforcement: 5 in the fed prison

More than 10 bullets in public? 3 years in the fed prison

I lived in singapore for 4 years- other than littering and defacing properties, a feeling of freedom (and wild partying) and a feeling of safety no matter the hour or the neighborhood: NO GUNS

Activate. Activate: Enough. Obama: There are mandates, you have mandates- from banks to budget, from women's rights to guns. Act NOW

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  •  It'd bring in lots... (1+ / 0-)
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    of cash.

    •  fly - it would bring in very little cash (1+ / 0-)
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      First, people will stock up on both finished bullets and the raw material to make them, before the tax starts. Once the tax started there would be a long period while people were working off their inventory and wouldn't need to buy any. Any time an artificial price is established that makes the price of something significantly higher than its cost it invites a black market into the picture. Selling ammo made in Mexico would be a natural for organized crime. The fact that taxing bullets is in the discussion is one of the reasons the gun nuts have been stockpiling ammunition from the day Obama was elected in 2008. Taxing ammunition with the express purpose of reducing access to bullets as a form of gun control is a bad idea.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:33:15 PM PST

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      •  So for you... (0+ / 0-)

        there is no solution or even a partial solution, that's clear from ALL your posts.

        So we might as well go the route of having everyone armed I guess?

        •  fly - I have never owned a gun (0+ / 0-)

          and really don't have a strong position on this issue except that I know that it is a big loser if the Dems embrace it on a national level. I think gun control is best done on a local level and it would be best to be bi-partisan. I don't see this as a Dem vs GOP issue and we shouldn't position it that way.

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:34:45 PM PST

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  •  While it sounds good in theory (1+ / 0-)
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    in practice it would just lead to only rich people having guns. That is not exactly ideal either. Especially since many of these shooters are not really cash strapped.

    More comprehensive reform is needed.

  •  Spree killers can charge expenses to credit cards (4+ / 0-)
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    fly, Jank2112, downtownLALife, FG

    they'll never have to pay off

    "See? I'm not a racist! I have a black friend!"

    by TheHalfrican on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 02:33:14 PM PST

  •  Cigarettes are taxed to death (3+ / 0-)

    A 200% or more tax on the sale would be a good start.

    •  Good start. (1+ / 0-)
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      Whatever is done does not have to be the magic solution all in itself.
      Just as Obamacare is not single payer, taxes and restrictions imposed now don't have to be perfect to be steps in the right direction.

      Some for the Glories of This World; and some Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come; Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go, Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!

      by jestbill on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:00:17 PM PST

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  •  It will not work. You only need about 100 bullets (0+ / 0-)

    for mass murder. Not that big a deal if you feel it's very important. And it will create problems for people (hunters, target shooters) who are not guilty of anything.

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