Hope that clarifies what I was saying.
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Hope that clarifies what I was saying.
there is nothing different here except POPULAR OPINION
Actually despite many corporations anti-gun views, and the media and governemnt's anti-gun views, the actual "Popular Opinion" on guns is either slanted Pro, or at the very least, neutral. It's just the groups with the loudest mouths and most money and power that are the majority of 'anti-' gun, so it only seems that it is the popular opinion.
There are no laws that would restrict shipment of this equipment, and it is stupid of them to make that claim, and must be assuming people are stupid enough to believe that excuse. There are also no laws making it illegal to manufacturer your own firearm (so long as your legally allowed to own one otherwise). If this were really what they say it is, then they should also stop all shipment of milling machines, CNC's, Lathes, and other metal working equipment, which they aren't doing. By not stopping the shipment of all equipment in that category, they have shown their hand that this is only about their viewpoint on guns in general, since this machine is marketed as a gun manufacturing device, rather than a general metal working device, even though the functions of it are the same as a CNC.
It sounds similar to 'operation chokepoint' but on the shipping/carrier side rather than the banks and credit companies.
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"a fool and his money are easily separated..." comes to mind.
In other words, bad guy robs a convenience store with a gun, and unless the worker is also armed, chances are the worker is going to comply so they don't get shot and killed, and bad guy made the easiest money with the least risk.
Conversely, if the bad guy robs a convenience store without a gun, there is more possibility of the worker resisting, or fighting back, or even other customers in the store ganging up on the bad guy and turning the tables on him. The bad guy runs more of a risk of not getting the money, of getting beat-up, and of getting restrained until police show up and arrest him.
The REAL solution to this problem, and others, is to STOP automatic withholding, and make everyone cut a check to the IRS at the end of the tax year for what they owe. No refunds, you keep your money until then. There would be no room for fraudulent filings anymore. Plus the government would have to wait until their "payday" like every other person in our country does and maybe have to actually create and balance a budget since they wouldn't know how much they're going to get, and would have to have savings to cover the entire year of expenses until next tax season.
Any argument about how people would not be able to come up with the money needed at the end of the year, are BS, as they are already comming up with money now as it is, if they spend too much and can't come up with it at the end of the year, it's due to their own lack of responsibility. This scenario would also help lower income families as well, as they would keep their entire paycheck month-to-month rather than having some of it withheld and then returned later.
While it's not fun paying a big lump sum in full each year, I do take satisfaction in knowing I'm not giving the government an interest free loan all year long. And I'm keeping control of my money and only paying them what I owe and nothing more. I kinda laughed inside the year that many people got issued IOU vouchers from the IRS for their returns, knowing that I wasn't getting screwed out of getting my own money back.
Not to mention, when you pay in full each year, you quickly realize 2 things, first is how much you really are paying in taxes, and secondly how retarded most people sound/behave when they are getting their own money refunded to them. I've never seen someone take something back to a store and get all happy and brag about how they are getting their money refunded to them, yet people do every year when it comes to the money that was taken from them all year. Again, I chuckle inside and think to myself, "you DO realize that was YOUR money to begin with right?". With the current system of automatic payroll withholding, I think this is the plan of the IRS... to make a normal person excited that they loaned the government money without interest, and aren't getting it back until after they fill out a bunch of forms to prove that they should get it back.