Bear with me, but I almost want to give David Hogg some credit.
If his messages weren’t such nonsensical garbage, I would probably give him some semblance of credit.
Hogg’s latest attempt to push his anti-Second Amendment propaganda has, to the surprise of nobody, exploded spectacularly in his face. Again.
Last month, Hogg took to Twitter to again needle the millions of law-abiding Americans who happen to own guns.
Congress ought to create a federal tax on gun sales to fund gun violence research.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) November 28, 2018
“Congress ought to create a federal tax on gun sales to fund gun violence research,” Hogg posted in late November.
The farcical nature of Hogg’s sentiments should be readily apparent. In essence, Hogg wants Americans who’ve done nothing wrong to foot the bill to study a parroted and tired leftist boogeyman.
But then again, using feelings instead of facts is par for the course for the 18-year-old activist.
Hogg was predictably slammed for his gibberish. This time, it was the NRA that put the outspoken Hogg in his place.
It’s always satisfying when an anti-gunner reveals just how uneducated they are about firearms. Recently, this distinction goes to David Hogg, who has repeatedly called for a federal tax on firearms and ammunition — which he must not realize already exists.https://t.co/IVSdQGcfSE
— NRA (@NRA) December 8, 2018
“It’s always satisfying when an anti-gunner reveals just how uneducated they are about firearms,” the NRA retorted on their Twitter account. “Recently, this distinction goes to David Hogg, who has repeatedly called for a federal tax on firearms and ammunition — which he must not realize already exists.”
Far be it for me to call out the general lack of education a teenager has in 2018, but Hogg deserves no such respite.
As the NRA Institute for Legislative Action notes, the “idea of a tax on firearms and ammunition predates Hogg by about a hundred years.”
“A moment on Google would have shown Mr. Hogg as much,” the NRA-ILA added in a zinger.
“The Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) was first imposed in 1919. In 1937, the Pittman-Robertson Act directed all revenue from FAET and related excise taxes to be used for hunting-related activities. The FAET includes a 10% tax on the sale price of pistols and revolvers and 11% of the sale price of other firearms and ammunition, and 11% tax on archery equipment. The tax is applied whether or not the equipment is likely to be used for hunting,” the NRA-ILA explained.
The cold, hard facts are right there in front of Hogg’s face, not that that’s ever stopped him before.
The NRA-ILA also pointed out that Hogg’s suggestion would directly take money from the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund.
“More than $12 billion has been collected under the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937, including more than $761 million in fiscal year 2017 alone. Revenues from the tax are placed into the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund and distributed to the states and U.S. territories,” the NRA-ILA said.
At this point, even if you generally support Hogg’s leftist stances, you probably want him to stop speaking. At some point, even the world’s best surgeons probably won’t be able to remove his foot from his mouth.