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There may be a constitutional right to own and bear arms but there is no constitutional right to bullets. Right now you can buy 50 rounds of high impact hollow-point bullets (the type used by law enforcement) for less than the cost of a pair of sneakers. This makes no sense. We tax gasoline, cigarettes and alcohol at higher rates than deadly ammunition. A 500% tax on high-powered bullets would not harm legitimate hunters, but it may deter those intent on deadly rampages and at minimum would generate tax revenues that could be used to buy back guns from the public and help victims of gun violence.

 

Letter to
President Obama and members of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 1 other
President of the United States
Levy a Federal Tax all high-powered and semi-automatic bullets

Last week more than 26 people were shot to death in less than 5 mins in a Connecticut elementary school. Twenty of the victims were 6 and 7 year old children. All were killed by one gunman wielding a high-powered rifle that allowed him to fire more than 100 rounds of bullets with deadly accuracy.

There may be a constitutional right to own and bear arms but there is no constitutional right to any and all bullets. Right now you can buy 50 rounds of high impact hollow-point bullets (the type used by law enforcement) for less than the cost of a pair of sneakers. This makes no sense. We tax gasoline, cigarettes and alcohol at higher rates than deadly ammunition. A 500% tax on high-powered bullets would not harm legitimate hunters, but it may deter those intent on deadly rampages and at minimum would generate tax revenues that could be used to buy back guns from the public and help victims of gun violence.