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Old November 24, 2012, 03:36 PM   #63
tomrkba
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Regarding "social shaping":

$200 tax in 1934 for fully automatic weapons. The equivalent tax is $3,360 in 2012. It guaranteed the average working man could never legally acquire a fully automatic weapon.

Do you really think that a tax of that size is going to encourage Class 3 gun ownership? It's a good thing the currency has been devalued so badly that it's only $200.

I find even the $200 obnoxious and it discourages me from ever owning such weapons.







* I used this conversion website to convert $200 in 1934 money to value in 2012.

http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/

Their results:

If you want to compare the value of a $200.00 Commodity in 1934 there are four choices. In 2011 the relative:

real price of that commodity is $3,360.00
real value of that commodity is $7,680.00
labor value of that commodity is $8,030.00(using the unskilled wage) or $10,200.00(using production worker compensation)
income value of that commodity is $18,500.00
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