Democrat Representative Pushing 1,000% Tax on AR-15s

Representative Don Beyer, a Democrat from Virginia, speaks during a campaign event for Terry McAuliffe, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia, in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Friday, July 23, 2021. McAuliffe is bringing President Biden to the vote-rich suburbs as he works to keep a national focus in the race and …
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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) is pushing a 1,000 percent tax on AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles that Democrats label as “assault weapons.”

CBS News reports that Beyer’s bill would result in “pushing up the price of the military-style weapon beyond the means of many potential buyers.”

CBS News also notes that bill could be passed in the Senate with only 50 votes as it is a “revenue measure” that “could be introduced through the reconciliation process.”

The Washington Times quoted Beyer saying, “Congress must act to prevent mass shooting. I’m writing a bill to restrict the flow of weapons of war into American communities — including AR-15s and high capacity magazines — that could bypass the filibuster and pass with just 50 votes in the Senate.”

The Times notes that Beyer’s bill, if passed, could drive up prices of AR-15s to between $4,000 and $20,000.

On November 17, 2020, Breitbart News reported National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) numbers showing that Americans own an estimated 434 million firearms. Nearly 20 million of those firearms are Modern Sporting Rifles, firearms that the Democrats categorize as “assault weapons.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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