By Dan Zimmerman. Republished with permission from TheTruthAboutGuns.com
“Gun owners would receive tax breaks for voluntarily turning in high-powered assault rifles under new legislation proposed Monday. The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act expected to be reintroduced next week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) would provide gun owners with an incentive to turn in their firearms to local police departments.” Wait. How do you get SAFER out of that? Isn’t that SAFEESA? Whatever, as thehill.com reports, DeLauro, a senior member of the Congressional Civilian Disarmament Caucus, would like to increase the national debt some more by giving willing (for now) gun owners a tax break for turning in their scary black rifles . . .
“Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense,” DeLauro said. “There is no reason on earth, other than to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun designed for a battlefield.”
Do the gun-grabbers have six different pat justifications for their utopian anti-gun schemes that they rotate through each time they talk to the media? Or is that just me?
The legislation would provide up to $2,000 in tax credits for gun owners who voluntarily hand over assault weapons to their local police departments.
DeLauro’s bill lists the specific models that would qualify for the tax credit. The great news: if it’s enacted — and it has precisely zero chance in the current Congress — it would goose sales of a number of lower-end guns.
Think about it: a $2000 tax credit (that’s a credit, not a deduction) for turning in an SKS? That’s what, a profit of at least $1800? Sadly, you’d have to split the credit over two tax years, but still! Go Rosa, go!