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Michigan Gun Store Owners: Biden Gun Tax Would Damage Declining Hunting Economy

Added 10-26-20 10:47:02am EST - “Two Michigan gun store owners told Breitbart News that Joe Biden's proposed taxes on firearms and accessories would hurt an already ailing hunting economy in the state.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “Michigan Gun Store Owners: Biden Gun Tax Would Damage Declining Hunting Economy”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Two Michigan gun store owners told Breitbart News that Joe Biden’s proposed taxes on firearms and accessories would hurt an already ailing hunting economy in the state.

“I think the hunting economy is already suffering in Michigan,” Ed Swadish, owner of Huron Valley Guns of New Hudson in Oakland County, said, adding that hunting among young people is on the decline.

A coalition of organizations called “Hunting Works for Michigan” reported $2.3 billion is spent annually by hunters in Michigan. The group said 529,000 people hunt in Michigan every year, including 28,000 from out of state.

According to Mlive, as many as 1.2 million Michiganders hunted in the 1990s. By 2018, that was nearly cut in half — less than 675,000 individuals.

“If you add costs to hunting you’re just going to whittle that down even more,” Swadish said.

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