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Old November 24, 2012, 10:39 AM   #60
Brian Pfleuger
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It's a lot easier to tax it out of existence than it is to make it disappear by being illegal. Criminals will get what they want. Law abiding citizens will not. A high enough tax can eliminate a product from the hands of all but the super-rich.

How could you argue against it? Imagine a $2,000 tax on all guns, ammunition and components. That wouldn't effectively tax them out of existence?

If that number is $20, it has an effect. $50, more. So on and on until it's enough to eliminate the use from any "standard income", law abiding citizen.
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