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Old 12-17-2008, 06:40 AM   #1
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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He said the tax should also be repealed because it could be a barrier for those needing protection.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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Old 12-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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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He said the tax should also be repealed because it could be a barrier for those needing protection.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."

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.asp..._0_OKLAHO864334
Oklahoma seems to be doing a lot of things right.
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Oklahoma seems to be doing a lot of things right.
I have to agree. They're making Texas look bad.
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Wow. Extremely progressive that a politician is coming forward saying that getting rid of this ridiculous tax won't affect their State Revenue at all. Pretty cool actually.

Good for them and the people of OK.

Ineff, looks like you got to travel cross the border to buy you some ammo for that new Sig your getting next week.

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