Democrat Congressman Wants to Tax & Register Squirrel Guns

Democrat Congressman Wants to Tax & Register Squirrel Guns

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Opinion Democrat Congressman Wants to Tax & Register Squirrel Guns Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- By the standards of today’s anti-gun zealots, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) seems at first glance to be aiming rather low with H.R. 1263 , which seeks to add to the National Firearms Act any “semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept a detachable [magazine].” Oh, don’t get us wrong. No reasonable, freedom-loving person would try to impose such a preposterous, constitutionally-suspect burden on such a large swath of America’s firearm owners. But unless you’re actually proposing to ban and confiscate guns, and maybe even to nuke resisters , you’re hardly at the vanguard of contemporary Democrat firearm prohibitionists. Only last year, Deutch himself was co-sponsoring legislation to ban America’s most popular centerfire rifles. And even now, he’s trying to ban and encourage the surrender of the types of magazines that are standard equipment on the firearms Americans commonly use to protect themselves and their homes. So what gives? Is Ted going soft on his hatred for firearms? Not really. As usual, the devil is in the details. We all know by now that anti-gun Democrats want to ban AR-15s and other highly popular and extremely common semiautomatic rifles, which is why they generically refer to them as “assault weapons.” Anti-gunners in fact compete with each other in trying to find the most comically hyperbolic terms to describe these ubiquitous firearms peacefully possessed by millions of law-abiding Americans. Deutch himself prefers to call […]

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