Article from The Daily Wire by Ashe Schow.

A state representative in Connecticut has planted a new flag in the gun-control debate after proposing a bill that would increase the tax on ammunition by 50%.

Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-Hartford), who was elected last November, introduced HB5700, which would “increase the rate of the sales and use taxes on ammunition to fifty per cent.” On Twitter, Gilchrest posted a video message explaining her bill.

“I’ve introduced HB 5700, a 50% tax increase on ammunition. It doesn’t apply to military or law enforcement. I’m hearing push back about the need to protect one’s home … but how much ammunition does someone really need to do that?”

It doesn’t matter how much ammunition someone “really” needs to protect themselves, an increase like this would make it harder for many low-income Americans to do so.

Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.

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