Jacques Chirac is calling for an international tax to help fight international poverty. And guess what he wants to tax? Arms sales, including gun purchases by individuals. Fighting poverty? Good idea. Taxing a gun purchase I make to do it? Piss off.
You know who that tax is going to hit? Americans. This is a proposed tax to take more money out of the hands of Americans and give it to (presumably) the United Nations. Well, after the oil for food thing, no thanks. And why just Americans? Because we have the right to purchase firearms. Any revenue from France? Nope. Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Australia? Nope.
This is just more anti-Americanism from the French. Thanks for the help back in 1781, but let me ask you a question, Jacques. Do you speak German? No? You’re welcome.