R. Anctil: Weapons ban won't happen

Since we are all governed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gives every citizen the right to bear arms, people should drop the effort to ban what are deemed to be assault weapons. It will never happen, and it should not happen.

However, the Second Amendment does not mention anything about ammunition. No need to do that.

What is needed is a hefty federal tax on every round of ammunition and a limit of 20 rounds per box. The tax might also include all existing ammunition used by those weapons, with a ban on the manufacture of replacement barrels that use different caliber ammunition.

I can just imagine all the politicians in Washington, D.C., salivating over all that new tax money (soon wasted on pork-barrel spending).

Ban no, tax yes.

I have been a member of the NRA for most of my adult life and do own several weapons.

Roger Anctil, Lewiston

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AL PELLETIER's picture


Your idea has merit, but Gravel shoots down any good idea, so lets get on with it without his stupid distractions.
Please join me, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly and log on to americansforresponsiblesolutions.org and lets start doing something about guns and mass murder issues instead of reading what uninvolved idiots have to say.

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Never gooing to happen....

MARK GRAVEL's picture

"I have been a member of the

"I have been a member of the NRA for most of my adult life and do own several weapons."

Still does not mean your solution is sensible. Just like high taxes created a black market for cigarettes, so will it do the same for ammunition.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The black market thrives on

The black market thrives on high taxes being placed on certain items.


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