“Called the ‘Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act,’ the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, while raising the levy on bullets and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent.” Yes, it’s a Democrat-sponsored bill in the House so the chances of passage are the same as snowball lasting an hour in the Texas summer heat. BUT, this also means gun control will be back on the table at the federal and state levels come the fall [Dems always announce their agendas in this way]. We are not finished. Which means the ammo shortage will continue . . .
The 2014 mid-terms will start to get air time soon and the anti-gun groups will once again be pushing their agendas. The Dems can’t really argue the economy, foreign policy or healthcare, so they’ll fall back on an old reliable cultural issue. The Colorado recall votes will help fuel the fire as well. Depending on the go – look for a split – the results may fan the flames more than they douse them.
And since it’s always election season, before 2014 is done, we’ll begin to look forward to 2016. If you saw the “fatso” remark in this morning’s Daily News, they are already pumping for Hillary although neither she nor Christie has announced anything yet.
The People of the Gun are going to have a few more long years ahead of them. Sadly, a crises in Syria and/or the economy taking another nose dive may be the only things that will derail more talk of gun control. There is no rest for liberty.