Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Graves: Why I introduced the Stop Taxing the 2nd Amendment Act
Anti-gun politicians aren't shy about using a crisis to push their agenda down all of our throats.
We see it over and over again in Washington. After every terrorist attack or national tragedy, they are there to jump on the opportunity.
But from Chicago to Los Angeles and Seattle, local lawmakers are also working to trample on the constitutional rights of law-following American citizens. And they are finding creative ways to do it.
Over the last few years, all of these cities have threatened new taxes on ammo and other firearm accessories as a way to prevent people from buying and owning guns.
That's why I introduced the Stop Taxing the Second Amendment Act earlier this month. My bill will end the threat we see creeping into communities across the country. It blocks all local lawmakers from using taxes or fees as a way to put gun ownership out of financial reach in Missouri.
These taxes are designed solely to prevent people from buying and owning guns in this country. That’s unacceptable. And I will not stand by and watch people trample on our gun rights and the Constitution.