Anti-Gun Congressmen Aim To Tax Firearms 20% & Ammunition 50%

He suggested the measure might even constitute a raid on the federal Pittman-Robertson Act, otherwise known as the Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Act that has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to state wildlife and natural resources agencies since it became law in 1937. The funds are apportioned back to the states by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for wildlife restoration, habitat improvement and enhancement, range development and hunter education.

Under the bill, the federal excise tax would be raised to 20 percent on pistols, revolvers and other firearms, and any “lower frame or receiver for a firearm, whether for a semiautomatic pistol, rifle or shotgun that is designed to accommodate interchangeable upper receivers.”

By Suzanne Hamner

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