If you needed more of a reason to fear Hillary and her gun control policies, check this out. She might have flip-flopped on other issues over the years but here is proof she’s been a supporter of gun control from the start.
Today Americans for Tax Reform released more evidence of Hillary Clinton’s long held desire to impose new and higher gun taxes.
ATR’s HighTaxHillary.com previously exposed her 1993 endorsement of a new 25 percent national retail sales tax on guns.
But unreported since 1993 is Clinton’s support for a doubling of the current federal excise tax on guns. In a closed-door meeting, she told then-Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-Ill.) that his bill to double the tax was a “great idea.”
As reported by the Chicago Tribune on March 19, 1993:
Rep. Mel Reynolds said Thursday that Hillary Rodham Clinton was “very enthusiastic” about his proposal to increase the federal excise tax on guns as a way of raising revenue for health care.
Clinton said “she thought it was a great idea, something she agreed with,” the Chicago Democrat reported after a 25-minute meeting with the first lady at his office.
The article added:
Reynolds proposed legislation last month that would boost the current 10 percent excise tax on handguns and 11 percent tax on all other firearms to 20 percent and 21 percent, respectively.
The bill didn’t go anywhere. But Clinton’s support for a doubling of the gun tax is another disturbing sign of her deep seated hostility to the Second Amendment.
Her disdain is evident in the video footage of her endorsement of a 25 percent national retail sales tax on guns. In sworn congressional testimony, Clinton is seen nodding fiercely as she is asked about it.
Her response: “I am all for that.”
She added: “I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that.”