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Writer: Joe’s comin’ for your guns

Rick Weber



Joe Biden’s gun plan will cost AR-15 gun owners $3.6 billion in taxes. Joe Biden’s website states that AR-15 rifle owners will be required to register under the National Firearms Act of 1934. This would mandate a $200 federal tax per AR15. It is estimated there are 18,000,000 AR15s in the United States. 200 x 18,000,000 = $3.6 billion in taxes if enacted into legislation. This does not even consider other guns that may be classified as assault weapons.

Detailed on the Biden campaign website: “Regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act. Currently, the National Firearms Act requires individuals possessing machine guns, silencers, and shortbarreled rifles to undergo a background check and register those weapons with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Due to these requirements such weapons are rarely used in crimes. As president, Biden will pursue legislation to regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.”

Under the Biden plan, in order to possess firearms under the NFA regulations, an individual would be required to undergo a background check that includes photo identification, fingerprints, and requires registration of the firearm with the ATF, in addition to the $200 tax established by the NFA.

The key point in this agenda is the classification of assault weapon. One definition of assault weapon used by the Giffords’ memorandum is, “Assault weapons are a class of semiautomatic firearms that are designed to kill people quickly and efficiently.”

If enacted, the Biden policy would encompass “all existing assault weapons.” In practice this could mean any semiautomatic rifle, not just the AR15. If you own a rifle that is a semiautomatic and deemed an assault weapon, you will be required to have a background check, register the gun, submit fingerprints, photo ID, and pay $200 for each semiautomatic gun you own.

So please remember, Joe is coming for your legally-owned guns. It is on his website, look it up. He wants to take your right of self defense away.