There is already a tax at the federal level- the Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax is paid by the manufacturers and used for conservation. The cost is of course passed on the the consumer.My own personal speculation can see a tax being added at the federal level...much like the tobacco and alcohol tax is levied long before the retail purchase is made. I think the people who do this stuff will rationalize the use of the revenue to increase funding for mental health services that the public seems to feel are another contributing factor to the current situation. I can forsee a pretty high tax on both guns and Ammo....consider it a long-term additional cost to the gun-user.
Mag size limits are pretty much a 'given' in this round... A finite definition of what an Assault Rifle really is will take a long time to iron out...but it will eventually pass the 'legal status'. The powers that controll all this may not come to your house and take your gun, but you can bet if you go to a public shooting range or public hunting area with a 'banned' gun it will be confisgated ASAP.
Please note...I do not support the concept, I am speculating at what one of the "coming changes" might be.
^this^Rather than a ban, I suspect you'll see a sin tax at the federal level and I'm sure some states will want to jump on board the cash cow.
Legislators realize none of this will actually have any impact on mass murders, so they'll use the issue to get what they want most, money.
Slap high taxes on ammunition and components and either sales will go down, or revenues will go up. Either way they can claim victory, and our costs go up.
As long as they think voters will buy the "it's for the children" argument they'll have no qualms about using this as an opportunity to push ideological agendas and raise taxes.
Well seeing how well prohibition worked I'm sure the same clowns who brought us Obama care will come up with some ridiculous way to raise money, squander it away, do nothing to address the real issue and claim success.We had the same thing back in the late 80s that led to the assault weapons ban and magazine restrictions, and eventually background checks.
Whatever is done, it will be pure political posturing,