Former Police Captain with 20 years experience, School Resources Officer and Security/Crime Prevention Expert Catherine Smit-Torrez joined 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' and discussed proposed new taxes on guns and ammunition.  The proposed taxes range from moderate to very steep with New Jersey planning to tax five percent while Maryland wants to tax ammo at a whopping 50%.

Smit-Torrez said,

In my opinion this is a legislative body that is trying to show their constituents that they are really doing everything they can to cut down on violent crimes...but I think that's all it is...show.

When asked if these taxes could be effective, Smit-Torrez replied,

These laws won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals or mentally unstable people's hands.  It only hinders the law-abiding citizen from buying guns or ammo to protect themselves.

According to Smit-Torrez,

Law-abiding people need to have access to ammo to target practice to keep their competency level up.

 

Listen to the interview: