GUN Tulsa lawmaker wants repeal of gun tax.

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  1. HisXLNC

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    Tulsa lawmaker wants repeal of gun tax

    By WORLD CAPITOL BUREAU
    Published: 12/16/2008 10:37 AM
    Last Modified: 12/16/2008 10:37 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A Tulsa lawmaker said Tuesday he will file legislation to repeal the sales tax on the purchase of guns or ammunition in Oklahoma.

    "As Americans, we should not have to pay a tax to exercise our constitutional rights — especially our Second Amendment rights," said Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa.

    The measure, by Proctor and state Sen. Kenneth Corn, D-Howe, D-Poteau, will not affect any dedicated revenue stream for wildlife or other programs, Proctor said, adding it would have minimal impact on the state treasury.

    "In Oklahoma, we have a long tradition of sportsmanship and hunting that precedes statehood and we should protect that heritage," Proctor said.

    He said the tax should also be repealed because it could be a barrier for those needing protection.

    "People shouldn't have to pay a tax to the government if they need a gun in the home for self-protection," Proctor said. "No matter what, the responsibility to protect your family is greater than the state's need to generate taxes."
     
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    That's not all. Another Oklahoma state legislator is pushing to make it illegal for a potential or current employer to ask you if you own a gun.
     
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    all its doing is making it harder for lower income citizens to defend themselves.
     
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    You mean criminals?
     
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    :ugh: are you fucking kidding? you think criminals are the ONLY people who dont make a lot of money?
     
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    I think he was being sarcastic. :o
     
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    so, why aren't our republican representatives doing more shit like this?
     
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    I don't get why you wouldn't have to pay tax on guns while you do have to pay tax on other items... but whatever... Oklahomans will be able to buy guns/ammo for cheaper... Too bad this legislation won't pass sooner, since I'll be in Oklahoma city next weekend, and could stock up on tax free ammo...
     
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    He is not fighting paying the sales tax, he wants the gun tax gone. All guns and ammo have a tax on them, much like alcohol, that is already in the price and is supposed to go toward wildlife conservation/hunting effort.
     
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    I have made well below the level of poverty this year. I have a CHL, no criminal record, I have a 740 credit score and I pay all my bills on time.

    Not exactly a criminal by any stretch of the imagination. :coolugh:
     
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    The article says "sales tax"??
     
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    Sarcasm, since criminals are going to get guns no matter what level of income they are at
     
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    i sure hope so :coolugh:
     
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    :ugh: Well no. He means sales tax. You're probably talking about the excise tax. Thats on a federal level though.
     

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