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house Bill H.R. 1745

Would a Tax Credit For Turning In Assault Weapons Make the Streets Safer?

Argument in favor

This tax credit will make the streets safer by creating an incentive for people to turn in dangerous assault weapons. It may not get all of these guns into government hands, but it would make a difference.

Alis's Opinion
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05/22/2015
We need to do everything to get these weapons off the street. Who cares how it's done?
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05/22/2015
I don't see why not. It's not coercive, it's voluntary. Just because they're not always used in crimes, or they cost more than that, doesn't mean we shouldn't do it at all.
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Tom's Opinion
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05/23/2015
While I'm for owning "assault weapons", it wouldn't be a bad thing to have the option.
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Argument opposed

Why would anyone use a $2000 tax credit to give up a gun that may have cost more than that? These so-called “assault weapons” are primarily used for home defense — criminals don’t care about what types of guns are politically correct.

DonaldTrump's Opinion
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06/18/2015
"Remember, when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!" [twitter.com/realDonaldTrump]
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Richard's Opinion
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05/23/2015
What an idiotic notion. Criminal are not going to turn in their guns.
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Elizabeth 's Opinion
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05/24/2015
People who commit crimes with assault rifles probably don't care about itemizing their taxes. Therefore, I do not see the incentive for this tax credit to reduce crime.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedApril 13th, 2015
    We need to do everything to get these weapons off the street. Who cares how it's done?
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    "Remember, when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!" [twitter.com/realDonaldTrump]
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    What an idiotic notion. Criminal are not going to turn in their guns.
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    People who commit crimes with assault rifles probably don't care about itemizing their taxes. Therefore, I do not see the incentive for this tax credit to reduce crime.
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    The vast majority of shooting deaths come from handguns. I'm very dubious of any federal law enticing citizens to hand the federal government their mechanisms of self-defense.
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    I don't see why not. It's not coercive, it's voluntary. Just because they're not always used in crimes, or they cost more than that, doesn't mean we shouldn't do it at all.
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    While I'm for owning "assault weapons", it wouldn't be a bad thing to have the option.
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    Wouldn't a tax credit mean a tax deficit that would be made up by some other means? This is just so much smoke and mirrors to demonize guns and gun ownership. The second amendment is there to keep government in check and any and all legislation to weaken it gives the government tighter control and less individual liberty and freedom. Guns don't kill people, bad, deranged, evil people kill people. Unless of course you have the means to defend yourself against such people.
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    Law abiding citizens choosing to disarm, will not result in criminals disarming. It only puts more burden on others to protect them since they will no longer be able to protect themselves.
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    First, gun control is not about taking guns from us. Thank the NRA for its fear mongering policies that so effectively keep the real issue from having an effective and intelligent solution. Now I own guns. And I like guns. But more important than my right to own guns is our children's rights to safety and security. It is our job to protect them. Think of it this way. Children by instinct look to the adults around them for protection. And it's all of our jobs to provide it in the best possible way. Not with ignorant and outdated arguments like protection from an overzealous government. We will still have guns but we don't "need" assault weapons. And selling them is the fairest and safest way to get them off the streets.
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    Yes. Street thugs are constantly meeting with their CPA s to see where they can get a tax break. Great piece of legislation.
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    This is just more liberal crapola to lure unsuspecting gun owners who still have the misbegotten impression that the government can br trusted. It's crap of the highest order.
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    Assault rifles are dangerous for home defense, because the rounds have enough velocity to pass through walls and through the house of your neighbor.
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    Anyway we can get assault weapons off of the streets and out of homes is a good idea. No American needs a military style assault weapon. Period.
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    Do people who own and/or use assault weapons illegally even pay taxes?
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    No, it would be an infringement of our rights, and criminals could use these more than they could use the money.
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    Very dangerous step in a very dangerous direction. The "turning in" of arms is in direct violation of the second amendment. Plain and simple. Stop this bill now!!
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    The 2nd Amendment states that OUR Guns will not be regulated. The Supreme Court passed it. The 2nd Amendment was passed on December 15, 1791. And the Government can't change that, never.
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    Guns don't kill people, people kill people! Let's look closer at Mental Heath laws and enforce existing gun laws!
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    Trust me. Any down south redneck isn't going to give up their AR-15 unless the money they get is going to get them a new or better one.
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