Connecticut Dems Introduce Bill to Add 50 Percent Tax on Ammo

  • Source: Guns
  • by:

A first-term Connecticut lawmaker wants to hike the price of ammunition in the state through the application of a special tax.

State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-Hartford introduced HB 5700 late last month to tack on a 50 percent tax to ammo sales, a move for which she has found co-sponsors for in the state Senate.

In a statement, House Democrats clarified the bill would exclude ammo sales to police and the military. They argued the measure would reduce the rate of gun deaths in the state, which is already low, while conceding some 83 percent of those were attributable to suicides.

“I’m hearing push back about the need to protect one’s home… but how much ammunition does someone really need to do that?” Gilcrest said in a post to social media that was soon bombarded with negative feedback from pro-gun commenters.
Source: Guns

Gun Dynamics® in the Media

OANN
reuters
US News & World Report
Forbes
Nasdaq
NYT
yahoo
GUN WORLD
Newsmax
AAN
guns.com
wallstreet reporter
Longroom
yournews
Circa
usweekly
dailyworld
compuserve
The Gun Feed
wgmd
Christian Science Monitor
srn news
rocketnews
investing.com
Trumptrain
presscorp
baltimore post