In a shocking turn of events, the Texas Senate has passed a new measure that seeks to break the property tax logjam. While this news might seem like a victory for homeowners and taxpayers alike, gun rights advocates are crying foul.
The reason? The new measure is decidedly anti-gun.
According to sources close to the matter, the Texas Senate’s tax reform proposal includes a provision that would require all property owners to turn in their firearms to the state government in exchange for a tax credit.
“Basically, the state is saying, ‘Give us your guns and we’ll give you money,'” explained a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association. “This is a clear violation of the Second Amendment and an infringement on the rights of gun owners.”
Despite the outrage among gun rights groups, Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick remain steadfast in their support of the measure.
“We believe that Texans should have the right to own guns, but we also believe that property taxes are too high,” said Gov. Abbott in a recent press conference. “So we came up with a compromise that we think will work for everyone.”
Critics, however, are not convinced. They argue that the tax credit being offered is not nearly enough to justify handing over one’s firearms to the government.
“At the end of the day, it’s simple math,” said one opponent of the measure. “Is the amount of money you’re getting back worth more than your right to bear arms? For most Texans, the answer is a resounding no.”
While it remains to be seen how the situation will ultimately play out, one thing is for sure: the battle over gun rights and tax reform in Texas is far from over.
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