A TAPster offers a creative solution to gun violence:
“The eventual outcome of the approaching debate about gun control – regardless of that outcome – is unlikely to satisfy anybody. Gun owners will chafe at new restrictions, control advocates will cry that more should be done, and people will continue to be shot.
“So, let’s try another idea: Tax the hell out of bullets.
“The tax on every bullet should be at least triple the tax on every cigarette since death by bullet is quicker than death by deliberately and joyfully inhaling toxic smoke. We’ll never outlaw guns, so we might as well stuff the government coffers with easy money.
“A bullet tax won’t hurt folks who want a weapon for self-defense and need only a few dozen bullets to do that job.
“Who needs thousands of rounds of ammo unless you’re invading a small country or fighting off an invasion of your own?
“And, seriously, who will suffer from a bullet tax? Only hunters who are so inept they need an automatic weapon and a 100-bullet magazine to gun down unarmed wildlife. It also might hurt the folks who enjoy mindless target practice at a shooting range.
“And yeah, it might slow down crazy people with murder on their minds.”