Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tulsa lawmaker wants no taxes on guns and ammo

From Oklahoma:
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Tulsa lawmaker said Tuesday he will file legislation to repeal the sales tax on the purchase of guns or ammunition in Oklahoma.

"As Americans, we should not have to pay a tax to exercise our constitutional rights — especially our Second Amendment rights," said Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa.

The measure, by Proctor and state Sen. Kenneth Corn, D-Howe, D-Poteau, will not affect any dedicated revenue stream for wildlife or other programs, Proctor said, adding it would have minimal impact on the state treasury.
He said the tax should also be repealed because it could be a barrier for those needing protection.

"People shouldn't have to pay a tax to the government if they need a gun in the home for self-protection," Proctor said. "No matter what, the responsibility to protect your family is greater than the state's need to generate taxes."

Article here. Note that the two sponsors of the legislation are both Democrats. Of course, this is Oklahoma, and not some socialist hellhole somewhere like Washington, D.C.

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