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Ohio Republican Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Exempt Sales Tax from Firearms and Ammunition by Hannah Poling

Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House and Senate have introduced legislation to exempt sales tax from guns and ammunition and provide business incentive growth in Ohio.

House Bill (HB) 189, sponsored by State Representative Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) and companion bill Senate Bill (SB) 134, sponsored by State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) aim to remove sales tax from guns and ammunition and provide gun and ammunition manufacturers a tax credit that would offset the federal excise tax imposed on these manufacturers.

According to Cutrona (pictured above, right), the government should not tax rights guaranteed to Americans in the Bill of Rights.

“Rights guaranteed to us in the Bill of Rights should not be taxed. With this bill, we are enforcing the constitutional rights of our citizens while helping Ohio’s businesses and consumers,” Cutrona said.

The representative noted that this legislation intends to make Ohio more competitive with other states.

“The thought process behind this is to make our related businesses and industries in Ohio more competitive with neighboring states moving forward,” Cutrona said.

According to Schaffer (pictured above, left), he is proud to work alongside Cutrona to remove these burdensome taxes on Ohioans.

“I am proud to work with Representative Cutrona on removing burdensome taxation on Ohioans exercising their Second Amendment right. This is the least we can do to make owning a firearm for self-defense, hunting, and sport more affordable for the average Ohioan,” Schaffer said.

If passed, this legislation would make Ohio one of the first states to exempt Second Amendment-protected goods from sales tax.

Buckeye Firearms Association executive director Dean Rieck told The Ohio Star that he applauds the lawmakers on the introduction of this essential legislation.

“Firearms have been deemed “essential” items in Ohio, so it’s appropriate to provide a tax break for both buyers and manufacturers. We applaud the work of Rep. Cutrona and Sen. Schaffer to provide aid in a time when costs are going up on everything and Ohioans are struggling to make ends meet,” Rieck told The Star.

The pair of bills comes as House Bill (HB) 51, known as the “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” sponsored by State Representatives Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) and Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) progresses through the statehouse. The legislation takes several steps to protect the Second Amendment by adding further protections to the right to bear arms and removing federal firearms law references from the state firearms control law.

Currently, 10 other House Republicans have signed on to HB 189, and one additional Senate Republican has signed on to SB 134.

HB 189 is not yet in a house committee. SB 124 is to begin hearings in the Ohio Senate Ways and Means Committee.

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Most of us don’t buy guns to save or make money — it’s usually quite the opposite. However, if you have the financial means, firearms can be a really great investment, and that’s been true for quite some time.

For most of the 20th century, Colt revolvers and Winchester lever-action rifles led the pack as blue-chip investments. These models are still good bets for a solid return, but as you’ll see from this list, the guns that fetch the highest prices aren’t all Colts and Winchesters.

In recent years, the internet and online auctions have allowed people to bid on rare items, including guns, from anywhere in the world. This has led to an unprecedented explosion in the high-value gun market. Their potential for future income generation has really ramped up with some amazing, record-setting auction prices since about 2000. Every gun on this list sold within the past two decades.

This list of the most expensive guns ever sold is impressive; it includes guns that were owned by historical figures and involved in historical events and works of art adorned with fine engraving and precious metals. These guns are each in a class of their own. Coincidentally, they’re all handguns — while there are plenty of long guns that pull large prices, none of them are at the tippy-top of the list.

All told, the six firearms on this list have a combined sales total of $14.45 million. Technically, some of the entries are pairs of guns, but since they are sets that should never be separated, they’re counted together.

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Presentation Colt 1849 Revolver

Sale Price: $1.14 million

This heavily embellished Colt 1849 revolver was sold in 2012 for $1.14 million, making it one of the most expensive guns ever sold. Metropolitan Museum of Art

This heavily embellished cap-and-ball Colt revolver was sold in 2012 at Sotheby’s for a cool $1.14 million.

This revolver, which features deep-relief engraving and gold inlay, is one of six Model 1849s to be embellished in this style. Most of them were given to important politicians. One was gifted to Russia’s Czar Nicholas I. Two others were given to the kings of Sweden and Denmark.

These six presentation guns are so impressive and visually stunning that four of them are held in museum collections. This particular gun is currently housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Millikin Colt Dragoon Revolver

Sale Price: $1.66 million

Gustave Young engraved this Colt Third Model Dragoon revolver that sold in 2019. Rock Island Auction Company

Profusely engraved by master engraver Gustave Young, this Colt Third Model Dragoon cap-and-ball revolver falls within the serial-number range for a variety of other special presentation guns given out by the factory.

This gun was originally owned by Col. John Millikin, who was killed in 1862 during the American Civil War. His son, Paul, who was a colonel in the Spanish-American War and World War I, inherited the gun after his father’s death. Paul’s name and rank are engraved on the gun’s backstrap.

It sold at auction by Rock Island Auction Company for $1.66 million in 2019 against a pre-sale estimate of $1.2 to $2 million and is now in a private collection.

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Simon Bolivar Pistols

Sale Price: $1.8 million

These pistols were made by Nicolas-Noël Boutet, the personal gunsmith to Napoleon Bonaparte. Christie’s Auction House

These twin pistols were made by Nicolas-Noël Boutet, the personal gunsmith to Napoleon Bonaparte. He is regarded as one of the finest gunmakers to have ever lived anywhere in the world. The Marquis de Lafayette (Gilbert du Motier), always a friend to revolutionaries, gave the pistols to Simón Bolívar in 1825. Bolívar dedicated his life to liberating six South American nations and was known as “the George Washington of Latin America.”

This pair of flintlock pistols bear exquisite carving, gilding, engraving, and precious metal inlay. Put simply, they are two excellent examples of Boutet’s unrivaled talent. They were sold at auction by Christie’s for $1.8 million in 2016 against a pre-sale estimate of $1.5 to $2.5 million, and are now in a private collection.

Danish Sea Captain Colt Walker

Sale Price: $1.84 million

This is the finest and most complete example of a Colt Walker revolver known to exist and is one of the most expensive guns ever sold. Rock Island Auction Company

There’s a lot that makes this gun rare. For starters, it’s a civilian Colt Walker, of which only 100 were made; far fewer are still known to exist. Then, it is the only known cased civilian Colt Walker revolver from the factory. It’s essentially new in its packaging.

To top it off, it’s the only known Colt to include maintained documentation, in Sam Colt’s own handwriting, from the date of its original sale after criss-crossing the Atlantic a couple times and surviving a world war.

The gun gained its nickname when it was purchased by a Danish sea captain named Neils Hanson when he visited New York City in 1847. He took it back to Denmark, where, a century later, the gun survived the Nazi occupation by being buried in a garden. It was subsequently sold back stateside after the war.

It sold at auction by Rock Island Auction Company for $1.84 million in 2018 against a pre-sale estimate of $800,000 to $1.3 million and is now in a private collection.

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Lafayette-Washington-Jackson Pistols

Sale Price: $1.98 million

The Marquis de Lafayette presented this pair of pistols to George Washington during the American Revolution. They are two of the most important, and most expensive guns of all time. NRA’s American Rifleman

This is the second time the Marquis de Lafayette makes an appearance on this list. He presented these pistols earlier than the Bolívar guns and their history is far more striking.

Lafayette gave these pistols, made by Jacob Walster in France, to George Washington during the American Revolution. Washington actually carried the pistols, and it’s believed he had the guns on him at Valley ForgeMonmouth, and the Battle of Yorktown. He also carried them later, when he was president, during the Whiskey Rebellion.

After Washington’s death, the pistols were one of the many items in his estate that were divided up among a host of tertiary relatives since he had no direct heirs.

The pistols eventually found their way into the possession of Andrew Jackson. When the Marquis visited Jackson in 1826 (before he became president), he verified that they were, indeed, the pistols he gave to Washington during the revolution. He hadn’t seen them since the war. After Jackson’s death, the pistols were bequeathed to Lafayette’s son, George Washington Lafayette.

They were sold at auction by Christie’s for $1.98 million in 2002 against a pre-sale estimate of $1.5 million and are now in the collection of Fort Ligonier in Pennsylvania.

Pat Garrett’s Colt Single Action Army Used to Kill Billy the Kid

Sale Price: $6.03 million

This unremarkable-looking Colt Single Action Army is on top of the list of most expensive guns ever. Bonham’s Auction House

Billy the Kid is probably the most famous Wild West outlaw of all time. In the same vein, Pat Garrett is one of the most famous lawmen of the era because he killed Billy the Kid (aka William H. Bonney). That’s also why this fairly pedestrian revolver is at the top of the Most Expensive Guns of All Time list.

The gun itself is an unremarkable Colt Single Action Army revolver. It isn’t engraved, nor does it wear ivory or mother of pearl grips. In fact, it doesn’t have any distinctive attributes that would hint at its value. Instead, the rather extreme value of this gun lies solely in its provenance.

In what is either a loan document or bill of sale from 1906, Garrett states that this is the gun he took off of Billy Wilson, one of Bonney’s gang members, when he arrested the young man. Garrett began carrying Wilson’s gun as his own, and it just so happened to be the one he had on him when he punched Billy the Kid’s ticket in July 1881.

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The “gun that killed Billy the Kid” was in the same collection for 38 years. After that, every time it changed hands, it did so through private sales directly from one party to another.

In August 2021, the Colt came to a public auction block for the first time. Thanks to the two famous men who found themselves on either end of its barrel one fateful summer day back in 1881, the revolver received a pre-sale estimate of $2 million to $3 million.

It was sold at auction by Bonham’s for an astonishing $6.03 million, becoming the most expensive gun ever sold. It now resides in a private collection.

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T. Logan Metesh is a historian with a focus on firearms history and development. He founded and runs High Caliber History LLC and has more than a decade of experience working for the Smithsonian Institution, the National Park Service, and the NRA Museums. His ability to present history and research in an engaging manner has made him a sought-after consultant, writer, and museum professional.

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Biden Pistol Brace Ban Blocked! But Are You Covered? Read to Find Out! by S.H. BLANNELBERR

Pistol Brace Rule from the ATF.
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Over the past week, there’s been a rapid succession of legal decisions regarding the Biden administration’s ban on pistol braces.

In Washington D.C., Judge Drew B. Tipton took center stage, hitting pause on the new rule. Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and the State of Texas were behind this legal push.

This ruling not only covers all GOA members but also extends to anyone working directly for Texas and its agencies.

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior VP, dubbed this move an “assault” by Biden on gun owners, while GOF’s Sam Paredes hailed their partial halt of the rule as a message to anyone infringing on the Second Amendment.

“While Congress was slow to act on this wide-reaching rule, GOF stepped in to defend the millions of Americans facing legal jeopardy,” said Paredes in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica. “We are proud to have helped partially halt this rule, and hope it sends a message to anti-gunners hellbent on continuing the assault on the Second Amendment.”


Are You Covered?

Lawsuit Judge/Court Organization Who is Covered
GOA, GOF vs. ATF Drew B. Tipton Gun Owners of America (GOA) GOA members, Texas state employees
SAF vs. ATF Jane J. Boyle Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) SAF members
Mock v. Garland 5th Circuit Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) FPC members, Maxim Defense’s customers, individual plaintiffs’ resident family members


Meanwhile, over in Bellevue, WA, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) was busy challenging Biden’s Arm Brace Rule as well.

Along with Rainier Arms, LLC and two private citizens, they succeeded in clarifying a preliminary injunction by Judge Jane J. Boyle. To their relief, the injunction indeed covers SAF members.

“SAF has received numerous inquiries from individuals as to whether the injunction covered our members,” said SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut.

“We are pleased to see that Judge Boyle agrees with our interpretation and that our members are indeed protected under this injunction,” he added.

But the action doesn’t stop there. Down in New Orleans, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) secured a win with the 5th Circuit Court in the Mock v. Garland case last week. The court confirmed that the injunction covers FPC’s members, Maxim Defense’s customers, and the plaintiffs’ resident family members.


Not Covered? Here’s What ATF Wants You To Do To Avoid Becoming A felon

Gun owners who are not covered by one of the injunctions could face felony prosecution. Possession of a short-barreled rifle without an appropriate tax stamp is prohibited under federal law.

Violation of these provisions can result in imprisonment for up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $250,000 for individuals, or $500,000 for organizations, per the ATF.

In a social media post this month, the ATF presented comprehensive compliance options if the firearm with the stabilizing brace is classified as a short-barreled rifle under the Gun Control Act (GCA):

  1. Remove the short barrel and attach a 16-inch or longer rifled barrel to the firearm.
  2. Permanently remove and dispose of, or alter, the “stabilizing brace” so that it cannot be reattached.
  3. Turn the firearm into your local ATF office.
  4. Destroy the firearm.
  5. Register the firearm tax-free by May 31, 2023.

Important note: Simply removing the brace from the firearm is not sufficient, as GunsAmerica previously reported.


It’s been a big week for pro-gun organizations standing tall against an overreaching and unjust ban.

As they continue their battle, your support can make a difference. Consider joining or donating to SAFGOA, and FPC to help safeguard gun rights. And stay tuned for updates, as the fight will no doubt rage on.