Silver City Gun Club
Gun Myths

 

Gun Myths -- Where do they come from?
There is a lot of misinformation, exaggeration and flat out lies about gun ownership and gun rights spreading throughout the internet these days. While some of it certainly comes from anti-gun factions, a lot of it is spread by well-meaning gun owners who got hold of a story and hit the panic button, instead of questioning the information and doing some research.

On this page you will find a list of such myths, along with links to articles describing and usually debunking them. If you hear something about your gun rights that sounds a little far-fetched, take a look here before spreading the news. If you come across something that you think should be listed on this page, please email the club and let us know.

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Myth: You will need to list all your guns on your 2009 income tax form
This one has been around for quite a while. It says that you will have to list all your guns and pay a $50 tax on each one. This myth is often combined in one email with the next myth below.

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Myth: Congress is working on the Blair Holt "Firearms Confiscation" bill
Among other things, this one says that you will have to submit to a mental and physical evaluation whenever the government chooses, allow them into your house to check how you store your guns, etc. Often combined in one email with the myth above.

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Myth: The government is coming after our ammo supply by no longer selling used brass to ammo manufacturers
Although this is partially true, it happened somewhat accidentally, and was resolved quickly.

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Myth: Hillary Clinton has signed a U.N. treaty that provides a legal way around the 2nd amendment
No, she hasn't. There is no such treaty.