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House Bill Eliminates Excise Tax on Guns, Ammo

Republican Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde introduced legislation Wednesday that would eliminate the federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition.The legislation, a copy of which was first obtained by the Daily Caller, has 49 cosponsors in the House. The bill is titled the RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act and pushes back against the excise tax that is applied at the manufacturer level for every firearm and all ammunition sold in the U.S. Currently, the excise tax is 10% on the sale of pistols and revolvers and 11% on the sale of all other types of guns as well as cartridges. The legislation also comes as Democratic Virginia Rep. Don Beyer introduced legislation to impose a 1,000% tax on semi-automatic weapons. “Democrats gearing up to tax firearms into oblivion simultaneously enjoy the perks of armed Capitol Police — or armed private security. Of course, some of these same lawmakers also radically call to defund and dismantle our police. Furthermore, the Left is persistently using any means necessary to infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms, yet will turn around in a matter of weeks to request billions more in taxpayer dollars to provide additional arms to Ukraine. What about Americans’ safety? What about defending our liberties?” Clyde told the Daily Caller before introducing the legisla …

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