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CT: More Thoughts on Malloy’s Gun Permit Fee Plans
Submitted by: David Williamson

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Complaints about Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to increase the permit fees on firearms are coming in from gun owners who claim the tax is unfair. But does anyone who is taxed think they are fairly taxed? A permit fee on guns is similar to a tax on cigarettes. Cigarette taxes have risen astronomically — and for a good reason. Cigarette smoking has been proven to be a killer and anything to force a reduction in smoking is looked upon favorably. Guns are also a killer — as anyone who reads about violence in Newtown and other areas understands.

Comment by: dasing (3/13/2017)
We haven't been fairly taxed since the war between the states!

Comment by: laker1 (3/13/2017)
Cigarettes are not a civil right. Firearms are a civil right. Therefore standing in the way of the poor exercising a civil right is unconstitutional. You know, like a poll tax.

To have no proud monarch driving over me with his gilt coaches; nor his host of excise-men and tax-gatherers insulting and robbing me; but to be my own master, my own prince and sovereign, gloriously preserving my national dignity, and pursuing my true happiness; planting my vineyards, and eating their luscious fruits; and sowing my fields, and reaping the golden grain: and seeing millions of brothers all around me, equally free and happy as myself. This, sir, is what I long for. -- General Francis Marion, American War of Independence, Georgetown, SC [Source: 'Marion, The Life of Gen. Francis Marion' by M. L. Weems, Ch.18]

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