HB 2193 by Mitchell (D)

…imposes an additional 15-percent tax on the retail sale of firearms; requires revenue from the firearms tax to be deposited into the K-12 mental health counselor fund to be administered by the department of education and used exclusively to provide school counselors in elementary and secondary public schools and public charter schools in this state and for mental health assessments and services for students pursuant to a school counselor’s referral.

I saw this on the news and it is just and PR scheme to stigmatize gun owners. After the bill is fully rejected, Gun Grabbers will screech “We need money For The Children!™ You don’t care what happens to them! You just love your precious guns!”

Now, if money is needed, I propose a 15% extra tax on booze, alcohol and painkillers. Hell, in one week they will probably collect more money than they would do in a year of gun taxes. But this is not about funds for the healthcare of children and we know it.

And to throw you off the standard path, a bill that initially I would support (but the devil is in the details):

HB 1910 by Bulso (R)

As introduced, requires the bureau to conduct a feasibility study on the development and implementation of a software application capable of being utilized on a voluntary basis by gun owners in this state who are not engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms pursuant to federal law for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check on a proposed purchaser of a used or second-hand firearm through a private sale…

Again, depending on the details and specially that no records are kept, I would not mind having this tool available. This was proposed in D.C after Sandy Hook only to be shot down as fast as the congress then could (By Chuckie Schummer IIRC). The Antis will bemoan that a prohibited person will not be facing criminal charges for attempting to buy a firearm, but that is pretty much what has been happening since the inception of the Brady Background Checks anyway.

More to come.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “TN Gun Bills: HB 2193 & HB 1910”
  1. Ah, ‘voluntary’. They did the same in IL to verify someone’s FOID card. Then it became ‘mandatory’. Then ‘private’ sales all had to go through FFL’s.

    The slippery slope is real.

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