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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #76)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 11:46 PM

78. quick question,

Since non LEs are statistically more responsible with firearms than, say, the cops, what is the value added of the training requirement? Is it really like the liability insurance idea, simply a means to limit ownership to upper incomes in addition to lining the pockets of insurance companies?

I don't think it would help with any optics. Bloomberg and his pet former Monsanto flack would still continue their demonetization and disinformation.

To fund this, how about a small fee coupled with a minimal tax on purchases of guns/ammo?
You mean in addition to the current one that has been in place since 1919 and amended a couple of times?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittman%E2%80%93Robertson_Federal_Aid_in_Wildlife_Restoration_Act
One of the amendments
In the 1970s, amendments created a 10% tax on handguns and their ammunition and accessories as well as an 11% tax on archery equipment.[1][2][3][8][10] It was also mandated that half of the money from each of those new taxes must be used to educate and train hunters through the creation and maintenance of hunter safety classes and shooting/target ranges.[1][2][3][10]

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