Hillary Clinton in 1993: “We need a 25% tax on guns”


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Hillary Clinton has a long history of proposing and promoting ideas that are antithetical to the Constitution and values that liberty loving Americans hold dear.  Americans For Tax Reform unearthed video showing Hillary Clinton expressing a desire to tax guns at 25% in testimony given in 1993.

As reported by the AP on Oct. 1, 1993:

Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., picked up Mrs. Clinton’s support for his idea of slapping stiff taxes on ”purveyors of violence:” a 25 percent sales tax on guns and $2,500 license fees for gun dealers.

”Speaking personally … I’m all for that,” said the first lady. But she stressed she was just speaking for herself.

”Well, let me say that there is no more important personal endorsement in the country today, and I thank you very much,” said a pleased-as-punch Bradley.

Here’s the Washington Post on Oct. 1, 1993:

“I’m all for it,” she declared in a response to a suggestion by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) that the Congress should impose a 25 percent sales tax on handguns to “tax directly the purveyors of violence.”

On Sept. 30, 1993, NBC Nightly News reported the incident as follows:

Others urge a hefty sales tax on guns, and much higher fees for gun dealers. Today, they got a powerful ally.

Ms. HILLARY CLINTON: I’m all for that. I just don’t know what else we’re going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence.

In 1993 Senate testimony Hillary Clinton endorsed a new national 25% retail sales tax on guns. Newly released footage shows her nodding fiercely as gun owners and dealers are described as “purveyors of violence.”

Clinton then offers her full endorsement of the idea.  Apparently bad ideas have no expiration date.

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