SC is already in desperate shape with declining tax revenues and they want to give more away?
Most respectfully: as an engineer, I know that u appreciate the value of precise thought.
A government cannot GIVE
any money away unless it has possession of that money.
The challenged concept is the legitimacy of government GRABBING $$
, taxing a constitutional right.
In other words, I am pointing out that the sale of GUNS
from any taxation.
This was established by the USSC
in at least 2 cases b4 the Second World War,
as applied to the sale of religious reading materials.
The counter-argument to my assertion
is that the 2nd Amendment has not yet been incorporated against the power of the States,
(decision still being awaited in McDONALD v. CHICAGO
, expected in June)
indulging the fiction that the Bill of Rights was not intended to curtail State authority
and that the Founders who wrote it just happened to forget
to put that in,
and thay were too dum
to know how to express themselves (Barron v. Baltimore
so thay needed John Marshall to nullify our rights as against State governments,
and those governments can torture us, if thay wanted to,
because the 8th Amendment did not apply to State governments,
and we just ignore Section 1 of the 14th Amendment,
whose purpose it was to overthrow Barron v. Baltimore
(I don't think so.)
Doesn't make much sense to me.
I know you love the gun aspect and all,
but it does take money to run a government.
What wud u think if State tax collectors stood outside Church doors
collecting tolls from congregants on the way in?