Elizabeth Warren: ‘Take Weapons of War Off Our Street’

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the 2020 Gun Safety Forum hosted by gun control activist groups Giffords and March for Our Lives at Enclave on October 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nine Democratic candidates are taking part in the forum to address gun …
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During an October 24, 2019, town hall in New Hampshire, Democrat presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren suggested it is time to “take weapons of war off our street.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) also voiced support for ammunition controls and background checks. She did not mention that the U.S. has had background checks since 1998.

On August 15, 2019, Breitbart News reported Warren’s promise of “executive action in every corner” for gun control, should she be elected.

On October 2, 2019, Breitbart News reported Warren’s push for a federal limit on the number of guns an American can purchase. She admitted that limited gun purchases will not solve gun violence by itself, suggesting it is “not a one and done” issue, but a very broad issue requiring numerous laws, regulations, changes.

On October 15, 2019, Breitbart News reported Warren’s plan to use excise taxes to reduce firearm and ammunition sales. The plan to use excise taxes was published by Medium where readers saw Warren’s belief that the current ten percent excise tax on firearms is too low. She made clear she wants to raise that tax to 30 percent while increasing the tax on ammunition to 50 percent.

This would immediately raise the price of a $500 gun to $650 and would increase the price of a $20 box of ammo to $30. Such taxation could render the Second Amendment cost-prohibitive for the poor.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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