Joe Biden’s gun control plan will cost me more than $30,000

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.

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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

12 Comments

    • we won’t be able to stop it. slow joe doesn’t have the the mind to be president of this once great country, that’s why the dems are pushing so hard to get him in office. he will make an excellent democrat puppet for nancy pelosi and the rest of the dirt bags. they will have a free rein at taking our guns and moron joe will sign all of their bills. they will make him feel proud and tell him it was his idea and how great he is while they abuse his authority and destroy this country day by day.

    • T W Archibald on

      It’s not like there’s a record of every mag you’ve ever purchased. Don’t let them know you have it until you have to use it. Set $200 aside to hand over when the need arises.

  1. Ouch. A man could do a lot with $30,000. I counted up about $10,000 in my own safe. Hopefully, the Republicans can at least hold on to the Senate so they can stop all these useless Dem bills. Even if Biden wins, Republicans can still effectively block all the nonsense the Dems try and push.

    • T W Archibald on

      I’m not sure that there’s enough idiots in the law enforcement community at any level, to attempt to enforce these proposed laws. There are 120 million law abiding armed Americans. How many idiots can they afford to lose? I don’t own most of these high dollar weapons like AR’s but, the so called enforcers of the future still have to worry about crossfire because, my neighbors own several and I will defend their right to have them.

  2. Senile Uncle Joe’s NFA Plan for the Average Guy will be for the gun world was prohibition was for alcohol. Everyone still wanted it, and though a Federal law, it was the most flouted law in history. NFA for the Average Guy will be just as despised, and ARs and mags are not consumables, unlike bourbon and gin. It is estimated that the compliance rate for the big Australian turn in was 20%. I wouldn’t give Senile Uncle Joe’s plan even that high a prospect for success.

  3. It’s sad, I get people don’t want to be felons. But it is inevitable, Biden might not win this one. But I’m sure they will take the 2024 elections and because of the way Trump handled the bump-stock case by just telling the ATF to classify it as illegal. It has made it exponentially easier for any anti-gun politician to go after your 30 round detachable magazines, your collapsible stock and pistol grips. Trump may have not made any actual firearm illegal but he sure made it easier to have our gun parts and accessories taken away.

  4. JoeBiden ForPresident on

    It’s always amusing to see how people wig out over the slightest threat of anything related to gun control.

    No, they are not coming door to door with law enforcement or even soldiers, as some morons would believe, to confiscate your guns.

    Hate to spoil it for you all, but slumpty dumpty do-nothing Donald Trump will be put out in January. I suggest you start dealing with it.

    • Whitney_maga_boy on

      As a soldier and American, 95% of the soldiers I speak with would never follow the left into battle against other Americans. Also, very little law enforcement Agencies back the the democrats. You will see a revolt from military and law enforcement if the left tries to take guns and rights from the American people. Good luck surviving when this country fails, the stock market crashes and food supplies dwindle, because operation cost for farmers are too high. You will wish you didn’t vote for Biden then! Harris will be the worst thing this country will ever try and endure.

  5. You are an insult to America. I’ve said my piece. I won’t be looking for your reply so, make your rebuke if you just can’t stand being told the truth. I won’t see it. Don’t care about your opinion. Don’t care if you don’t like mine. Democrats. What a joke. Someone breaks into your house at night and points a gun at you and your family…good look with your defensive 9 iron.

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