We all know that the Democrats want a 1,000% tax on assault weapons. This law is very broad and will tax most guns out of existence (pdf warning):

semiautomatic rifles that have the capacity to use a magazine that isn’t a fixed magazine, and any one of the following:

  • a pistol grip,
  • a forward grip,
  • folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.
  • a barrel shroud,
  • a threaded barrel,
  • a “functional grenade launcher.”

Or a semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

any semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to use a magazine that isn’t a fixed magazine, and any one of the following:

  • a threaded barrel
  • a second pistol grip (these are already NFA weapons. I don’t know what effect this law will have)
  • a barrel shroud
  • the capacity for inserting the magazine anywhere outside of the pistol grip (such as the CZ Scorpion and other PDWs)
  • if it looks like a machine gun
  • weighs more than 50 ounces (this is obviously aimed at AR pistols)
  • a Stabilizing brace
  • a buffer tube (again, aimed at AR pistols)

The tax will also apply to any ammunition magazine, belt, drum, etc. that holds more than 10 rounds of ammo, but specifically excludes fixed tubular .22LR magazines.

Plus a bunch of other stuff. Then it goes on to charge the tax on any of the frames, parts of the firearms covered, and parts of magazines. This is, in effect, a ban most firearms and their parts by taxing them into oblivion. Essentially the same thing that happened with the NFA. The only firearms that seem exempt are bolt, lever action, and rimfire.

Imagine a basic AR-15 that costs $11,000 and using $110 magazines.

Since it is a tax, the Senate doesn’t even have to vote on it. It can be passed through budget reconciliation.


Night of the Nazi Assault Turtles · June 19, 2022 at 11:25 pm

Dominion and SmartMatic better get on it or the COV-LARP can come back before the fall.
Just read about a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration in the District of Cesspool and a seat in TX flipped that is usually CPUSA (D) along with the recall of Weather Underground comrade Chesa B in San Fransicko.
Adolf Hitler came up with the term “assault weapon” to describe the Sturmgewehr 44 or MP-44 that Kalashnikov borrowed from to make the AK-47.

Anonymous · June 20, 2022 at 1:39 am

Drugs are illegal, therefore there are no drugs available anywhere at any price. Right?

Push gun sales to the black market where it’s harder to track? That motivates the creation of black market ebay and black market banking. Don’t throw me in the briar patch!

Toastrider · June 20, 2022 at 7:15 am

What happens if states just say, ‘No, you’re not enforcing this.’?

You know, sanctuary city/state games like the left has been playing?

    Divemedic · June 20, 2022 at 9:48 am

    It won’t be the states enforcing it. The ATF will require that FFLs charge the tax. Failing to do so is Club Fed and loss of FFL.

      Toastrider · June 20, 2022 at 9:07 pm

      You read it too fast, Dive. Or maybe I was unclear.

      Let me specify:

      The states tell the feds, ‘If you try to enforce this, we will take your bully boys into custody.’

      Yes, that would be insurrection, I suppose.

SiG · June 20, 2022 at 7:46 am

Someone should make a fuss about them punishing poor people and only allowing the rich to have guns.

    Steve S · June 20, 2022 at 8:35 am


      Skeptic · June 20, 2022 at 11:44 am

      Yes, because saying “The Democrats are the real racists” has worked so well.

J. Smith · June 20, 2022 at 9:09 pm

So its just will not comply essentially

Aesop · June 21, 2022 at 11:41 am

The downvotes on that plan will be headed inbound at about 3000fps.

Sure as God made little green apples.

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