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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597201
06/03/22 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by tlguy
85 years ago sportsmen came together and the Pittman-Robertson Act was passed that added an 11% tax on guns, ammo and archery equipment to be set aside for conservation. I think most or all of us would agree we're ok with paying a few extra bucks for a gun or box of shells knowing that money is going towards a worthy cause.

I also think a lot of us would agree there's a mental health crisis in America that's to blame for the increase in mass shootings lately.

Would you support an added tax on firearms and ammo, like the P-R Act, to be set aside for mental health help? I know I don't want to pay any more for guns and ammo than I already am, but I think it would be good PR for gun owners.

What do ya think?

Another tax? I've got a ? Not trying to hijack you're post but how many of these shooters do you suppose were born again believes? Truly saved peaple who put others before themselves. All the taxes in the world can't fix selfishness and evil. Killing our own baby's has been the new normal for almost 70 years. Our county is morally bankrupt.

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597243
06/03/22 09:35 AM
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It would be more SLUSH money for government!

They waste enough already and redistribute elsewhere.

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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: seniortrap] #7597262
06/03/22 10:20 AM
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I think most people are kind hearted and are willing to help those that are in need of help .But more often than not those in need of that help the most are left with next to no help. All the while those that are able to work the system are cheating all the people that are trying to do the right thing

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597269
06/03/22 10:30 AM
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Put the mental health tax on video games.

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597270
06/03/22 10:31 AM
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If we only had $40B to put towards mental health. But instead, we give our money to other country's problems and celebrate mental illness here (Pride month? for example)

NO!

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597303
06/03/22 11:52 AM
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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597308
06/03/22 12:06 PM
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No. Poll taxes were found to be illegal. Can't tax a constitutionally enumerated right.


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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597310
06/03/22 12:09 PM
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NO ! We already are taxed too much. Fund it by cutting foreign aide.

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597320
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"Would you support an added tax on firearms and ammo, like the P-R Act, to be set aside for mental health help? I know I don't want to pay any more for guns and ammo than I already am, but I think it would be good PR for gun owners.

What do ya think?"


. . . hummmm . . . that suggestion right there may indicate the start of mental illness??? grin


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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597323
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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597387
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Tax all people employed and paid by tax dollars, say 5% to start. 1% increase every year until homeless and the mentally ill are taken care of. One year and that problem would be solved.

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597403
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Originally Posted by tlguy
85 years ago sportsmen came together and the Pittman-Robertson Act was passed that added an 11% tax on guns, ammo and archery equipment to be set aside for conservation. I think most or all of us would agree we're ok with paying a few extra bucks for a gun or box of shells knowing that money is going towards a worthy cause.

I also think a lot of us would agree there's a mental health crisis in America that's to blame for the increase in mass shootings lately.

Would you support an added tax on firearms and ammo, like the P-R Act, to be set aside for mental health help? I know I don't want to pay any more for guns and ammo than I already am, but I think it would be good PR for gun owners.

What do ya think?

Absolutely not. Mental health care isn't a gun owner's problem, it's a social problem. They already enjoy wildlife on the landscape that we fund, along with outdoor infrastructure. Time for society at large to pay their fair share.


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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: SJA] #7597479
06/03/22 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SJA

"Would you support an added tax on firearms and ammo, like the P-R Act, to be set aside for mental health help? I know I don't want to pay any more for guns and ammo than I already am, but I think it would be good PR for gun owners.

What do ya think?"


. . . hummmm . . . that suggestion right there may indicate the start of mental illness??? grin


Don't red flag me bro!

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: sneaky] #7597480
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Originally Posted by sneaky
Originally Posted by tlguy
85 years ago sportsmen came together and the Pittman-Robertson Act was passed that added an 11% tax on guns, ammo and archery equipment to be set aside for conservation. I think most or all of us would agree we're ok with paying a few extra bucks for a gun or box of shells knowing that money is going towards a worthy cause.

I also think a lot of us would agree there's a mental health crisis in America that's to blame for the increase in mass shootings lately.

Would you support an added tax on firearms and ammo, like the P-R Act, to be set aside for mental health help? I know I don't want to pay any more for guns and ammo than I already am, but I think it would be good PR for gun owners.

What do ya think?

Absolutely not. Mental health care isn't a gun owner's problem, it's a social problem. They already enjoy wildlife on the landscape that we fund, along with outdoor infrastructure. Time for society at large to pay their fair share.



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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597539
06/03/22 07:38 PM
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How about a tax to pay an instructor in every school in the U.S. to teach firearm instruction and safety. For credit hours of course. This course would include live fire training for firearms from shotguns to AR style rifles.

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Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: J Staton] #7597658
06/03/22 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by J Staton
How about a tax to pay an instructor in every school in the U.S. to teach firearm instruction and safety. For credit hours of course. This course would include live fire training for firearms from shotguns to AR style rifles.



This....is the only wall surefire protection. No matter what the so called reason.

The true stopping point, is to have no soft targets .

Veterans , civilians , teachers , who apply and qualify, would be great no nonsense walls in protecting schools. The greatest army in the country are our vets who are fully trained and would love to serve their country again in protecting their citizens.

All other problems would soon weed themselves out against that wall of protection. And I bet it would stop immediately once the word gets out.

NO on wasting money on any other so called cause, when they can cut right to the chase and protect the schools immediately.

Re: Gun tax for mental health care [Re: tlguy] #7597702
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I believe Ohio just made it so after 24 hours of training any teacher could carry at school....should be for any school employee.



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