Monday, June 22, 2009

There is No SB-2099 on the Slate

There is an email running around that states, among other things:

“Senate Bill SB-2099 will require us to put on our 2009 1040 federal tax form all guns that you have or own. It may require fingerprints and a tax of $50 per gun. The bill was introduced on Feb. 24th and will become public knowledge 30 days after it is voted into law.. This is an amendment to the Internal Revenue Act of 1986.”

Lots of warning signs on this one – first bills in front of the U.S. Senate are preceded by an “S” not an “SB.” As the Conservative Libertarian Outpost indicates, no bill can be passed before it is “public knowledge”. Finally, there was an S-2099 proposing these actions, but was proposed in 2000 as a part of the 106th Congress. It went absolutely no where and hasn’t been resurrected.

While it is important to remain vigilant, don’t let a random email post turn you into Chicken Little. There are numerous real threats to our Second Amendment rights, but “SB-2099” isn’t one of them.

Until next time!!!

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