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    Connecticut Dem introduces 50 percent tax on ammunition

    State after Dem state we see a concerted effort to pass new restrictions and costs/taxes on gun owners.

    Connecticut Dem introduces 50 percent tax on ammunition, calling it 'public health measure'

    A Democratic Connecticut state legislator introduced a bill on Monday that would raise the tax on ammunition in the state by 50 percent, prompting an immediate condemnation by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and concerns from legal observers that the legislation would be unconstitutional.

    In a video uploaded to Twitter, Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, a freshman legislator from Hartford, said that a companion bill was being introduced in the state Senate by fellow freshman Democrat Will Haskell. (Haskell, at age 22, became Connecticut's youngest-ever elected legislator last year.)

    "Currently, ammunition is taxed at the same rate as other products, but we want to increase it by 50 percent, because we see it as a prevention measure," Gilchrest says in the video. "For example, if someone were to buy a 50 cartridge box of ammunition, which goes for about $10, it would increase the price to $15."
    #Dems play musical chairs + patronage and nepotism = entitlement !

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    Sure thing, right after we re-institute poll taxes.
    Vote for freedom, not political parties.
    Politicians need to cut spending

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    Tony Fracasso - Admin
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    A poll tax is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual. Although often associated with states of the former Confederacy, poll taxes were also in place in some northern and western states, including California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Wisconsin.[1] Poll taxes had been a major source of government funding among the colonies which formed the United States.
    Poll taxes made up from one-third to one-half of the tax revenue of colonial Massachusetts. Various privileges of citizenship, including voter registration or issuance of driving licenses and resident hunting and fishing licenses, were conditioned on payment of poll taxes to encourage collection of this tax revenue. Property taxes assumed a larger share of tax revenues as land values rose when population increases encouraged settlement of the American west.[2] Some western states found no need for poll tax requirements; but poll taxes and payment incentives remained in eastern states, and some links to voter registration were modified following the American Civil War until court action following ratification of the 24th Amendment in 1964.

    We have to work on stopping this nonsense now. The longer we allow people who support this agenda the harder it will be to set things right again. We have quite a few supporters sitting on many local village and town boards through out Erie County.

    Breezy?? Has the ordered their "We Did It" t-shirts and hats yet for their upcoming events?

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