You can find background info here.
For a more concise summary, from The Examiner:
Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), along with co-sponsor Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), introduced H.R. 3018, the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.” This bill, according to the text, would impose a whopping new 20% tax on all firearms purchases, and a 50% tax on ammunition. National Firearms Act (machine guns, suppressors, sawed-off shotguns and rifles, etc.) transfer fees would also go way up, as would licensing fees for gun dealers, manufacturers and importers.
I guess the theory is that if you can’t beat ‘em, tax ‘em out of existence. Naturally, the bill exempts government and state agencies from the onerous taxes.
Given the current balance in the House, I don’t see this nonsense gaining traction but you can expect that liberal Dems will use the defeat of the bill as a talking point in 2014.
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