To the editor:
What is the solution to the problems caused by weapons? If regulations do not work, try taxation.
If taxation is the solution to the drug problem, why not tax weapons? If a school district needs resource officers, pay for them with local property tax on the weapons in the district. If we need more policemen, tax weapons. If we need a new revenue source to keep from going over the fiscal cliff, tax weapons.
Tobacco kills people and it is taxed, weapons kill people and they should also be taxed. Tax weapons going into weapon shows, tax weapons coming out of gun shows, tax weapon sales, tax the manufacture of weapons. Tax gunpowder, tax bullets, tax magazines, tax 100 capacity clips at a 100 times tax.
For those who want to level the playing field, make the gun manufacturers give guns to schools for every one sold outside of the school. Does mental-health care need funding? Tax weapons. For those who say weapons don’t kill, people do, tax people with weapons.
Taxing is the way to take away the profit from weapons and pay for things to reverse the harm they cause. For those who believe that taxes would kill the economy, maybe taxing weapons is the only thing that will kill weapons.
What is the problem and what is the solution? I challenge you to put your ideas out and send them to the people who can solve them.