The centerpiece of Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control plan is to force all “assault weapons” and magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds under the regulatory authority of the National Firearm Act of 1934.
That means that gun owners would have to pay a $200 tax on every firearm that meets the definition of an “assault weapon” — I’m aware there and a host of problems with this definition — and a $200 tax on every magazine that can hold 11 or more rounds.
As it stands now, if you violate the NFA you could face up to 10 years in a federal prison and a $10,000 fine, so the law is nothing to trifle with.
That said, I took a spin through the gun safe and through the boxes of mags in the gun room armed with a calculator.
There were a few firearms, an M1 Carbine with a paratrooper stock and a tactical 870, which I wasn’t sure would make Uncle Joe’s “assault weapon” list, so they weren’t counted. The rest were easy.
AKs? $200 each.
Same for the ARs.
CETME? A $200 Spanish mistake.
Finnish M39, Russian Mosin Nagant, SKSs and a ton of others — all good.
But the magazines were the real kick in the butt.
Keep in mind that 10+ pistol mags would become “assault weapons” just like AR and AK mags.
I stopped counting when I hit $30,000.
Thanks, Uncle Joe. Your plan will make me either a criminal or a pauper.