In 1993, Hillary Clinton supported the idea of a $2,500 gun dealer fee that would be passed down to customers purchasing handguns and semi-automatic rifles.
Hillary said, "I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence."
Now her dream is starting to become a reality. According to the Saipan Tribune, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands is hoping his new $1,000 excise tax on handguns will become an example for other U.S. states to follow.
A statement from Torres administration says that the new law, along other regulations, was enacted "to ensure the prevention of and the proliferation and misuse of firearms in the [Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands]."
However, UCLA law professor Adam Winkler believes the law won't stand, saying, “Government cannot tax a constitutional right out of existence. I expect this tax to be struck down quickly.”