Connecticut Anti-Gunners Seek Tax On Ammunition
By Tom Knighton
Among the latest push by anti-gunners is a new way to try and get around gun control itself. It seems that they believe that since guns are difficult to control, they’ll try controlling ammunition instead.
California is a prime example of this, of course, and Oregon’s draconian proposal is another such attempt, but these two states are far from alone on this.
Connecticut, a state that’s definitely not met a gun control proposal it didn’t like, is jumping on the bandwagon.
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 …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms