Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The New "Poll Tax" Vs. Guns

A long time ago many States (In the South) imposed a "Poll Tax" which required payment before citizens could exercise their constitutional right to vote.  The target of this tax were the poor, most specially Blacks (As demonstrated by the "grandfathering in" of those potential voters whose, White, grandfathers had voted.)

Such tyrannical and racist provisions were struck down, as unconstitutional, by the Federal Courts which extended the full right-to-vote to the States via the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

The right to keep (If not "bear") arms has been declared an individual and constitutional right by SCOTUS.  That right was also extended to the States by the Federal courts.

The existing and proposed "fees" and other taxes imposed, by some States and their local cities, on the possession of firearms appears to be our new "Poll Tax". It will also have its major impact on the poor (Of whom Blacks are a disproportional part)---And, upon those who oppose Federal and some other governments which grow more-and-more willing to arrogantly use storm trooper actions against the People.

I now await the actions some group (eg NAACP, ACLU, NRA) to take action against those new and unconstitutional fees-and-taxes.

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