Rep Rosa DeLauro has proposed a law which would give anyone who turned in an “assault weapon” a $2000 tax creditÂ for that year. Now is says credit, not deduction, so that would be a big fat check for 2 grand from the IRS! You’d only be able to turn in one assault weapon a year under this proposal. The definition is essentially the one feature test, so a lot of firearms will qualify.
Personally, I don’t see a problem with this. I would take advantage of it to get rid of some of my old firearms and trade up to better, newer models. This is an excellent federal program to help gun owners upgrade their collections! I am sure the gun makers, many of whom have left Connecticut, would benefit greatly from this program. With what I get from turning in an old AR-15, I could buy a new one with some nice optics, and decent amount of ammunition to go with it. Rep. DeLauro, you deserve a round of applause. Best idea of the year!