Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gun Control - #4566 - Democrats Attempting to Revive Push to Tax the Heck Out of Guns and Ammunition - Hot Air (2) VIDEO:(59,430 views) Mark Levin: Thousands Line Up for Levin's Book Signing: "The Liberty Amendments" - #1 on NYTimes......(3) Churches Changing Bylaws After Gay Marriage Ruling - AP (4) Tea Party Grit Saved Nation Half-Trillion in New Debt - Breitbart

Democrats Attempting to Revive Push to Tax the Heck out of Guns and Ammunition - Hot Air - I’ve never been a fan of any form of sin taxes, so called because our august lawmakers deem a particular behavior a vice and then try to ramp up the taxes on its perpetrators to supposedly pay for the cost of the behavior on society at large, but the idea that law-abiding, gun-owning citizens need to pay for the sins of what are overwhelmingly not law-abiding and probably not tax-paying criminals… really just takes the cake of stupid. But no way is that stopping a couple of Congressional Democrats from fixing to propose even steeper taxes on the lawful purchasers of handguns and ammunition and supposedly funnel the revenue to ‘gun violence prevention.’ Via Fox News: 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. … The lawmakers say the bill would generate $600 million per year, which would be used to fund law-enforcement and gun violence prevention. …The bill would also increase the transfer tax on all weapons (except antique guns) covered under the National Firearms Act (which excludes most common guns) from $200 to $500 and index to inflation and increase the transfer tax for any other weapon from $5 to $100. … Read more........

(2)  (59,430 views) Mark Levin: Thousand Line Up for Mark Levin's Book Signing: The Liberty Amendments....#1 on NY Times.. Right Scoop - A ton of people showed up for one of Mark Levin’s recent books signings for his new #1 New York Times best seller, “The Liberty Amendments,” that went outside the store and began to circle the town. Just watch:

(3) Churches Changing Bylaws After Gay Marriage Ruling - AP - Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman. Although there have been lawsuits against wedding industry businesses that refuse to serve gay couples, attorneys promoting the bylaw changes say they don't know of any lawsuits against churches. Critics say the changes are unnecessary, but some churches fear that it's only a matter of time before one of them is sued. "I thought marriage was always between one man and one woman, but the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision said no," said Gregory S. Erwin, an attorney for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, an association of Southern Baptist churches and one several groups advising churches to change their bylaws. "I think it's better to be prepared because the law is changing. America is changing." Read more........

(4) Tea Party Grit Saved Nation Half-Trillion in New Debt - Breitbart - Perhaps anticipating its new life in the Bezos' world, the Washington Post on Sunday put on its green-eye-shade to tally up the books for the federal government. It noted that federal spending was down just $2 billion since 2010, when the Republicans, and the Tea Party, took control of the House. While implicitly trying to minimize the impact of the Tea Party, the Post ignored where spending would be without the healthy dose of austerity. Based on a decade-long trend-line, the influence of the Tea Party didn't just trim $2 billion from the budget but avoided almost $500 billion in new debt. Since the turn of the new century, government spending has increased an average 6% a year. Applying this historical trend to the Post's 2010 baseline number indicates that federal spending would be about $430 billion higher than it is today. Even this might be underestimating the impact of the Tea Party revolution. Read more........ Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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