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Pittman Robertson Act

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Beni, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. Beni

    Beni Member

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    To all my fellow shooters and sportsman,does any one remember the Pittman Robertson Act. A small portion of all the Gun , Ammo, shooting related,etc. sales goes to this fund. Pretty sure this fund provides us with access points to parks,boat launches,bird watching observitories,maintence on all this stuff. With the loss of gun sales ammo etc. we will lose more opportunities than just shooting. Maybe another way to get a non shooting person on our side, tell everyone. beni
     
  2. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    The Pittman-Robertson Act was a mistake made by the Govt' many years ago.

    Unlike almost every sorry pork-filled bill set up by Congress, money obtained by the Act actually does positive things for hunters and shooters.
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hunters, shooters, and gun owners have been contributing 10% to 11% of their purchases to this fund since it became effective in 1938.

    BTW, only SPORTING firearms are taxed. Note that this includes, starting in 1970, handguns. And so called "assault weapons" are also taxed as "sporting firearms". Meaning the US Government has declared them to be sporting for tax purposes.
     
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