HB 2849 - 1% Tax on Firearms, Ammo, Accessories to fund mental health services

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HB 2849 - 1% Tax on Firearms, Ammo, Accessories to fund mental health services

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:38 am

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=HB2849

Tax is in addition to any sales tax that would normally be collected.

Would not be collected if no sales tax is collected during the sale of the item.

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Post by PriestTheRunner » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:41 am

Lets set up a $500 poll tax to help fund traffic safety while we are at it...

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Post by Skooter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:53 am

Why was the firearm industry chosen to fund mental health services? The program is already funded by other taxation.
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Post by KLB » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:50 pm

Skooter wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:53 am
Why was the firearm industry chosen to fund mental health services? The program is already funded by other taxation.
The lefties no doubt view it as akin to a sin tax.

I don't want this to happen, but if it does, an interesting dynamic may take hold. People dependent on sin-tax revenue don't want to see the sin diminish.

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Post by Lynyrd » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:58 pm

The author is an Austin liberal. Many legal products are taxed exorbitantly on top of sales taxes such as tobacco and gasoline. Special taxes on soft drinks are now a favorite target of liberals across the country. If taxation on firearms gets started, some liberals could see it as a way to tax the industry out of existence.

I am very much against this bill.
Do what you say you're gonna do.

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Post by PriestTheRunner » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:01 pm

Lynyrd wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:58 pm
If taxation on firearms gets started, some liberals could see it as a way to tax the industry out of existence.
You mean like the unconstitutional NFA $200 tax?

"The power to tax is the power to destroy"
- McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

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Post by RoyGBiv » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:03 pm

An infringement that fails intermediate scrutiny.
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Post by KLB » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:43 pm

Lynyrd wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:58 pm
If taxation on firearms gets started, some liberals could see it as a way to tax the industry out of existence.
The power to tax is the power to destroy--Daniel Webster.

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Post by superchief » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:15 pm

you'd have to need these services to be in favor of this bill

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