Welfare for Guns and Ammo

I asked a clerk at the grocery store today if she thought government welfare funds should be able to be spent on guns and ammo. Her reply was full of certitude, “No!” She is the second clerk I have asked this question. The first answered in the same way.

In Montana the way that works is that a welfare recipient simply converts benefits to cash by swiping their electronic benefits transfer card-it looks like a credit card- at an ATM, then buys whatever he or she wants. Guns and ammo are not off-limits. Neither are alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, tattoos or adult movies.

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Read more: http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/debit-limits-welfare-tobacco-alcohol-tanf-ebt-snap-1282.php#ixzz2gnUdfIch


One Response

  1. Careful Tom, your head might unintentionally explode. You’re a personal freedom guy and a second amendment guy but you want to tell people what they can and can’t do with their legally acquired currency?
    And you’ve just made one of those annoying and baseless leaps of logic, assuming that people are converting their food stamps to munitions or porn. You might as well assume they turn the stamps into cash and drop some in the plate at church or buy a lost kitten a bowl of milk or buy themselves an American flag or a subscription to a Mormon magazine.

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