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.