One Gun Proposal Would Tax Ammunition

The gun control debate is underway in Connecticut.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, one proposal would tax ammunition.

Beth Bye is a Democratic state senator. She plans to introduce legislation in January that would provide for a 50 percent tax on ammunition not bought and consumed at a shooting range. She also wants to make it illegal to buy and have guns that hold more than ten rounds at a time. Bye says everyday she meets people who are waiting for action.

“Going into the bagel store, one of the women said to me, ‘Beth, I know there are all these processes and stuff, but just get it done now. What is taking so long? We want action now and we don’t want a delay.'”

The move comes as some of Connecticut’s lawmakers in Washington are calling for a federal ban on assault weapons.

For WNPR, I’m Jeff Cohen.

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4 responses to “One Gun Proposal Would Tax Ammunition

  1. If she wants to live in a country with laws like that, let her move to China.

  2. Joe Ruggiero

    Sen. Beth Bye is out of control. Her proposal to ban Internet purchase of ammunition is a clear violation of the Constitution. Only the Feds. can regulate interstate commerce, not one state. I would be the first to go to court over this and I don’t even own a gun.

  3. Joey Meece

    Joe is right. All the bans on guns are a clear violation of the second amendment of the Constitution. It is clearly does state, “The right to bear arms.”

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