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A prohibited person (under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act) is restricted to owning a rifle, not necessarily using or discharging a rifle. I would assume the original poster you quoted was referring to a 5 year old being allowed to discharge a firearm as opposed to a 5 year old walking to a gun store and purchasing a gun off the shelf which would be understandably ridiculous for a 5 year old to accomplish. Obviously, the owner would be under liability if the 5 year old discharging the firearm would accidentally harm a person.


In terms of taxing violent video games, I'm not quite sure if the purpose makes much sense at all. Currently states have crime victim compensation, and there is always the legal system to compensate as well. Is there a purpose in giving even more money to victims of violent gun crimes and if so, how much should we be giving them? How would we quantify the value of a child compared to a lawyer? And if we start taxing violent video games, why stop there; start taxing violent lyrics in music, violent movies, and pretty much all violence in our culture.

As others have already said, this just seems to be "another" gateway to create a new tax.

This....what about taxing boxing matches, NFL games, NHL games, WWF events, UFC events...I'm sure the list could go on
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post #32 of 63
'Muricah!

Go get em Biden! Taxing video games is definitely going to restore this country.. for sure!
post #33 of 63
Joe Biden says stupid stuff all the time, I'm not sure how this qualifies as news.
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post #34 of 63
Enjoy even more game companies moving to places like Ireland with less taxes.
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post #35 of 63
They can't limit themselves with guns yet they want to tax videogames...
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post #36 of 63
Other than to line the government's pockets, what is the point of such a tax? It isn't going to stop any percentage of the games from being produced or bought. The liberties our government continually thinks it can give itself is just sickening.

Our founding fathers must be rolling in their graves.
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American citizens are going to end up hating america as much as some middle eastern countries if the US government starts doing crap like this.
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IRS rules allow churches to incorporate with a 501c status making them tax exempt. There are rules they must follow (not backing political candidates as example) or they can loss this status. Taxing these non profit organizations would violate many laws. If you are concerned about a local no profit entity in your local area, there are people you can contact. But as a blanked statement, it is rather asinine. especially considering that their cash inflow is from charitable donation and not sales of any product. They cash flow of a church is not taxable because it is funded my donatation.
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They can't limit themselves with guns yet they want to tax videogames...

And the government has been buying ammunition at an alarming rate....be very concerned!
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Our founding fathers must be rolling in their graves.

They've been doing so for at least the last 80 years, probably longer.

Then again, if you would've asked any Founding Father how long they expected the government created by the Constitution to last (even with amendments), I'm none of them would've given it more than a century.

They would've expected another revolution of some sort, or at least a new general Constitutional Convention to fix whatever flaws the future government under the Constitution they were working on developed.
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