Sin Tax On Ammunition

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 2 weeks ago

In Connecticut:

A Connecticut state representative is proposing a 50-percent tax increase on ammunition, breaking new ground in the gun control debate.

Freshman Democratic Rep. Jillian Gilchrest from Hartford introduced House Bill (HB) 5700, which would enshrine the tax into state law, in late January. A companion bill has been introduced in the state Senate by Democrat Will Haskell, who recently became the youngest Senator in state history at the age of 22.

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“Currently ammunition is taxed at the same rate as other products,” Gilchrest says. “We want to increase it by 50 percent because we see it as a prevention measure.”

Gilchrest also said that her tax wouldn’t apply to law enforcement or members of the military, but claims it’s necessary for civilians. Gilchrest compares her ammunition tax to conventional “sin taxes” like those implemented on cigarettes and tobacco.

“We see this as a public health measure,” Gilchrest. “When we [increased taxes on cigarettes], we’ve seen a reduction in use. We want to continue Connecticut’s legacy of being the leader in preventing and addressing gun violence and we see this as another step forward in that direction.”

Like unto it, an ammunition registry bill has been introduced in Illinois:

House Bill 1467, sponsored by Representative Lamont Robinson (D-5), would require anyone who sells any amount of ammunition to maintain records including the personal information and Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID) of the buyer, and the type, quantity, and manufacturer of the ammunition.  These records would have to be maintained for inspection by law enforcement and would also have to be forwarded to state police within seven days of each transaction.  In addition, state police would be directed to establish and maintain a searchable database of these records.

Just like with firearms, know how much there is, who has them, and where to go to confiscate them.  That’s what a registry is good for.

As for the concept of the “sin tax,” she is too young and stupid to believe something like that, and her naivety is on display because she stipulates that it doesn’t apply to cops.

So cops have a right to whatever they need for self defense, but little people don’t.  You know that, don’t you Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, that cops only have the rights that we do, i.e., to self defense?  We all have the same rights and needs, but not according to Gilchrest.  Same needs, different laws.  Because.  Cops.

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.


  1. On February 6, 2019 at 7:07 am, ragman said:

    Yup, and the “most equal “ animals in Orwell’s little book were the pigs. A strange coincidence or perhaps a glimpse into the future written eighty years ago.

  2. On February 6, 2019 at 9:47 am, J said:

    We brought it upon ourselves, and allowed..

    Politicians-A Gang
    LE-A Gang
    USMIl-A Gang
    “The Civilian/Slave to the above”-A Gang

    The Rules are clear
    Hell of a party

    Choose Wisely, Act accordingly and Carry On.

  3. On February 6, 2019 at 11:20 am, Fred said:

    “We want to increase it by 50 percent because we see it as a prevention measure.”

    So, she does understand that taxation causes harm. George Washington would be shooting politicians in the face by now.

  4. On February 6, 2019 at 11:45 am, George said:

    These people are certainly becoming more brazen in their desires to disarm the populace. Their efforts will continue and they will probably have great success. In the next few years we are all going to have difficult times.

    The other side is hell bent and completely insane now. Just imagine where they will be. If the USA survives as one political entity it will be a place where none of us wants to live. So I don’t think it will survive as one political entity.

    As the host here has pointed out many times there will be no help from Trump. He is a civic nationalist as was evident in his speech last night. He also has neocon tendencies even though he tries to distance himself from neocons.

  5. On February 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm, DAN III said:


    “George Washington would be shooting politicians….”

    You mean the same George Washington, POTUS who personally led 13,000+ militiamen against 600 distillers of whiskey in western Pennsylvania ? Those same distillers who were being unduly TAXED by George Washington and CON-gress to pay for the RevWar and refused to succumb to the first instance of government tyranny, by the new United States of America’s federal government ? You mean THAT George Washington ?

    Hell, George Washington was a scoundrel, oops, I mean politician himself. Washington NEVER considered shooting politicians. But, he surely was willing to kill American citizens, some of whom fought with Washington in rebellion against King George III. Good ol’ George however, did lead a federal force of 22:1 against American citizens for not succumbing to George’s first rendition of the Internal Revenue Service….the Whiskey Tax ! From 1791 to 1794 the insurgency by western Pennsylvanians against the feds….known as The Whiskey Rebellion !

    Odd how British citizens in America would rebel against their king, George III in exchange for a American replacement one could surely title as King George IV ! From one tyrant to another. And since 1794 it has only gotten worse.

  6. On February 6, 2019 at 1:12 pm, Fred said:

    Yep, that’s the one, and I maintain that he would be.

  7. On February 6, 2019 at 1:57 pm, DAN III said:


    “….and I maintain that he would be.”

    Based on WHAT ?

  8. On February 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm, George said:

    George Washington was a man, therefore he was not perfect. He did however have somewhat more fortitude and resolve as well as a love for freedom than politicians today. He was a very uncommon man.

    I would have to come down on the side that he would be organizing a kenetic response to the insanity we see today

  9. On February 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm, Fred said:

    Look, it’s purely a hypothetical so who cares but I think George hit it close enough. Mostly, the statement I made about Washington is a way to not threaten a real person but still make my point.

  10. On February 6, 2019 at 8:12 pm, Gryphon said:

    G. Washington was a Freemason, like most of the “Founders” of the Nation, thus a Traitor from the Beginning. The Whiskey Rebellion, like the War of Northern Aggression, the ‘Bonus Army’ Massacre, Waco, 9/11, and Innumerable similar Examples, every Time a Badged (p)Orc Murders a Citizen or Three, the Truth that the ‘government’ is a Government of Corrupt Men, not “Laws”.

    That this commie libturd promotes a “Law” that Exempts the Gang of Enforcers from it is No Better Proof that those in the ‘government’ have Lost all pretense of being “legitimate”. Act Accordingly in your dealings with them.

    p.s. (sorry) don’t have the Link) has an Article about the thugpigs who got Shot doing a Home Invasion… the filthy ‘union leader’ of the porcs is making Threats against those Citizens who Criticize the Department and “brave officers”. >vomit<

  11. On February 6, 2019 at 9:56 pm, Mike said:

    If passed into law, this legislation will only fuel a black market in ammunition, enriching the Walmarts/Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops/local gun shops/et al near the borders of Connecticut and Illinois. Politicians, of course, are too stupid to see the ‘unintended consequences’ (pardon the pun) of their perfidy.

  12. On February 7, 2019 at 3:49 am, DAN III said:


    How can you state he had a “love for freedom” when he led an army of 13,000+ militia against his fellow Americans ? Perhaps you didn’t read what I wrote as you made no argument against my remarks regarding the first Internal Revenue agent of the newly formed United States of America.

    Washington DENIED the “freedom” of Pennsylvanians because they had what Washington wanted….their money ! Just as today Washington would use the force of fedgov with musket & bayonet, to get the new “subjects” to comply with Washington’s diktat. Your money or your life !

    “Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or three thousand tyrants one mile away ?” – – Matthew Byles, 1706-1788 – –

  13. On February 7, 2019 at 4:13 am, DAN III said:


    Well stated.

    As you most likely observe here, there are numerous collectivists plying their statism on a regular basis in the comments section. Fortunately, there are those who are aware, such as yourself.

  14. On February 7, 2019 at 9:58 am, Fred said:

    Dan, it was a device to make a point. I can’t ‘substantiate’ it because he’s dead and it was, again, merely a device to make a point. Next time I won’t select a dead Mason who triggers Dan III when making outrageous Internet comments, although I’m not sure where such a list resides, but Washington was willing to kill his own king’s soldiers who acted as police at the time and later killed his own fellow inhabitants of the newly founded country as you’ve stated, acts that may well indicate my point. It’s a little strange that you use an example of him waring against his own countrymen as a way to say that he wouldn’t war against his own countrymen today but which side he might be on is hard to gauge. And just because you went there, what difference at this point does make? Smile. I’m not promoting the Civic Nationalist public school taught myths around Washington. I understand and respect your historical position on Washington, the anti federalists were right, and Lincoln was a tyrant, OK? Whether, if alive today he would be leading SWAT no knock Red Flag weapons seizures, or organizing armed attacks on police stations we just don’t know because either claim, as you say, is ‘ridiculous and ‘unsubstantiated’. There, you’ve won the argument. As to what should be done about the gun controllers, my device stands.

  15. On February 7, 2019 at 1:04 pm, June J said:

    Women voting and women elected to political offices are bringing the country to ruin.

  16. On February 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm, Gryphon said:

    Fred – I will concede the Point that it is Impossible to say what position that any given Historical Figure would Take toward’s Today’s Political Environment, but it is a Known Fact that both Washington and Lincoln were Typical Politicians even by Today’s mediocre standards.. Both of them happily threw the Constitution out the Window for the Consolidation of Power of the feral ‘government’. I refer to Washington’s affiliation with a particular “Secret Society” (a trans-national political organization) because IF ONE IS AWARE, today’s Political Environment is still filled with many of the same organizations, working for their own Ends, behind the scenes of ‘Public Perception’.

    The term “Globalist” is a Modern and Accurate Catch-All for persons involved in many diverse Groups with “Occulted” political Agendas. This, as well as the Historical Precedents I mentioned, is why I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that the U.S. Military, by and large, WILL Attack the Citizens if Ordered to by the Political Class.

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