As if the Car Tax, Property Tax, and many other taxes weren’t enough, Bill Ritter wants more of your hard-earned cash. What’s this Levy Genius’ newest plan? This week, with the Brain Train coming, Governor Ritter strapped himself to the clever tracks and decided that he’s going to tax every Colorado firearm sale $10 – and justifies it by promising that it will go toward Brady Registration Checks. Furthermore the Valedictorian of Tariffs claims his newest tax will yield $550,000 toward his unbalanced budget of $500 million.
As usual, math isn’t Ritter’s strong suit. Dudley Brown, the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, points out some fiscal and moral problems in Governor Taxalot’s plan, “The Governor’s office is using estimates for firearms purchases based on recent purchase numbers, and it highly inflates the number. Since the election of Barack Obama the number of firearms sales have skyrocketed across the nation.”
“But even with a smaller number, he’s forcing citizens who practice a constitutionally-protected right to pay a tax first, much like the old Jim Crow laws,” Brown continued. “We don’t believe gun owners should have to ask permission to buy a firearm in the first place, and we’re now supposed to pay for their gun control?”
Ritter’s out of control with all of his taxes. Contact Ritter now and tell him you don’t approve of his gun tax and then throw him out of office at next year’s election before he can do anymore damage to our state. Ask yourself this, you fine Colorado citizen: will you find yourself as the next innovative tax target of the Governor running Colorado (into the ground)? If he’s moved on to attacking constitutionally-protected rights of certain groups of citizens, then perhaps his next genius idea’s going to be instituting a poll tax on Jews and blacks to raise another couple hundred million dollars for his budget shortfall? How about taxing Christians and Asians when they want to publish books or newspapers in Colorado? Or maybe if whites and Muslims want a speedy trial, then they can be forced to pay a Governor Ritter Speedy Trial Tax?
I digress. A big thanks to Rocky Mountain Gun Owners for bringing this to our attention. Head over to RMGO to sign the petition against Governor Ritter’s Gun Tax.
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