And there he isn’t: MikeB302000. My apologies. I relied on reporting from that font of all things accurate in the world of journalism: mantecabulletin.com. The man above is Mike Barkley, a far left loon (can I use that word?) running for Congress. “Mike Barkley is a former member of the National Rifle Association. He has carried a 45 Smith & Wesson as protection against wild boars and mountain lions on his family’s Northern California ranch.” Which means that Barkley “has no qualms with individuals exercising the privilege to possess weapons to protect themselves.” Really? No, not really . . .
“To address that he’s proposing a constitutional amendment that would impose an annual tax on every firearm in a household. Taxes would start at $10 for the first firearm, $20 for the second firearm, $30 for the third firearm, $100 each for the fourth through ninth firearms and $1,000 each for any firearm in excess of nine.
And under his proposed amendment should a firearm be lost or stolen it would result in a $1,000 penalty with the penalty rescinded or refunded if the firearm is recovered. But there’s a big caveat to that: If the firearm is used in the commission of a felony then an additional $1,000 penalty will be imposed.
Click here to read the rest of his platform. Suffice it to, MikeB302000 may be one with Mike Barkley, but they are not the same person. Apparently. Again, my apologies.