Abraham wrote:Why wouldn't foreign mfgs. import lower cost suppressors?
I recall reading something to the effect they sell suppressors in Europe for $150.00 or so.
So, why would domestic mfgs. continue to demand so very, very much more?
I think it's partly because most people will balk at paying a $200 tax on a $150 item. If you can afford to pay a much higher price for the item, the $200 tax seems less onerous.
There's also the economies of scale. The suppressor market is very small compared to say the firearms market. To be able to turn enough profit to stay in business they need a higher markup.
Those reasons and, "Because they can."
Eliminating the tax will eliminate all of those things. It will take time for the market to settle, however.
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