Own guns, scream about taxes, taxes disappear

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by bkt, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. bkt

    bkt New Member

    Own guns, scream about taxes, taxes disappear

    Wyoming has eliminated sales tax at gun shows, because a few people at gun shows screamed at the tax agents trying to collect it.

    From the Casper Tribune:

    CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Revenue has suspended sales tax collections from gun shows because of increasing animosity toward the state’s field tax agents.

    Dan Noble, director of the department’s excise tax division, said Friday that an incident at a gun show triggered the decision.

    He added, however, that resistance from gun show sponsors and participants has been a recurring problem statewide.

    “I have 10 field reps throughout the state, and every one of them has experienced some animosity,” he said. “Folks are nervous anyway because there are guns there. I don’t want to put my people at risk.”….

    …”We tend to have more trouble at gun shows than any place,”….He said the “climate” has changed and some of the gun show people are “fairly extreme.”…

    Anthony Bouchard (executive director of the Wyoming Gun Owners’ Association) said that the position of his group is that the state shouldn’t charge sales tax on gun and ammunition sales because of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

    Identifying himself as a “tea partier and damned proud of it,” Wise said Friday that people are angry at the federal government over health care reform and other actions.

    …Noble informed members of the Legislature’s Joint Interim Revenue Committee Thursday of his decision because at some point legislation may be necessary, he said.

    Note that no one pulled a gun, it’s just people who own guns getting up in the tax man’s grill.

    I think the Founders would be proud. This is LITERALLY the intended and true reason for the Second Amendment.

    And while we’re on the subject, check out this Daily Kos article,
    Why liberals should love the Second Amendment.
    It’s written by a liberal and published in a progressive leftist rag. Despite all that, the article is brilliant. (*but the many idiotic comments will convince you that the writer is one of the few smart ones.)

    –Michael W. Dean
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Taxing us on the exercise of our constitutional rights. I had not thought of it that way.

  3. GMACK

    GMACK New Member

    My hats off to the folks of Wyoming. And boo-hoo to the tax collectors. If you want that kind of career be prepared to be disliked.
  4. SR9

    SR9 New Member

    Good job by Wyoming! Not enough of us here in CT to be able to do that.
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    Interesting tac. Constitutionally guaranteed right, so they can not tax it... I guess the Federal Excise Tax on firearms should go away. Consider the whole "Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness" part... health care cannot be taxed because life is protected. Cars and gasoline should not be taxed because that would restrict my liberty. Alcohol and strip clubs should be tax free because that is a pursuit of happiness.;)
  6. GMACK

    GMACK New Member

    Wishfull thinking robocop but your right.
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

    Absolutely! When i was a tax auditor for my state and was working an income tax project (suuuuuuuucks), i encountered a VERY disgruntled taxpayer who was NOT at all interested in setting up a payment plan on his tax error (which the IRS had already pegged him for). As i was describing the threats & such of the first phone call on his account's message section in the crusty ole computer, i noticed a message from a previous auditor's encounters with the unhappy taxpayer; it contained a quote from the TP that indicated his strong feeling that the Tax Commission should be blown up "like that federal building in Oklahoma City". I was very glad not to be in the central office for the Commission.

    I have never been so glad to quit a job.