That seems pretty exorbitant and extreme:
The legislature in the Mariana Islands moved to impose a $1,000 excise tax on all handguns sold in the U.S. territory on Wednesday.
The legislation comes after a federal court struck down its handgun ban late last month. On March 28, Ramona Manglona, chief judge of the District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands, struck down the island chain’s law against handgun ownership and some of the restrictions it imposes on other kinds of firearm ownership. The judge, an Obama appointee, said the ban was in violation of the Second Amendment.
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