Selected Articles from our
The C.A.S.H. Courier
ARTICLES from the Spring 2007 Issue
Cho And Virginia Tech And Firearms
Would it surprise you to learn that a government agency actually
profited from the VA Tech massacre? About a four hour drive from
Blacksburg, VA to Washington DC, the US Fish and Wildlife Service
received a 10% excise tax on the handguns and an 11% excise tax on the
bullets that killed 32 people in Virginia. The excise tax on
firearms and ammunition funds federal and state wildlife management
agencies, thus putting them into partnership with firearms
The real job of wildlife management is to increase
the sale and discharge of firearms.
Excise taxes on firearms and
ammunition end up in the Conservation Fund and can only be used to
generate more use of these lethal products via hunting and shooting.
Every year wildlife management agencies attempt to lower the hunting
age, thus putting guns into the hands of younger and younger children.
Donít you think itís time to look at the connection between hunting and
firearms use? Regardless of who dies or where, the Conservation Fund
benefits. Gun crime victims and their families need to lay claim
to these funds, and now. Cho was 23 years old. He left Korea when
he was 8 and lived in the US for 15 years, thatís almost twice as long
as he lived in Korea. He was much more a product of US society
Korean politicians should stop apologizing for him, but American
politicians should start.
Anne Muller, Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting
Letter sent to numerous newspapers