First of gun bills, including ammo-tax proposal, hits the pipeline today in the Insurance and Real Estate Committee

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The General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee’s noontime agenda includes one of Rep. Bob Godfrey and Sen. Beth Bye’s proposed bills targeting gun owners after Sandy Hook Elementary School. The committee’s agenda indicates that the bill will get a change of reference to the tax-writing Finance Committee. Here’s the current language.

“AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to (1) require firearm owners to maintain liability insurance, and (2) establish a sales tax on the sale of ammunition at a rate of fifty per cent on the entire sales price, except such sales tax shall not apply to the sale of ammunition at a firing or shooting range, provided such sale is made to and used by the purchaser at the firing or shooting range during the same visit as the purchase.

Statement of Purpose:

To require firearm owners to maintain liability insurance and establish a sales tax on the sale of ammunition at a rate of fifty per cent.”

4 Responses

  1. clint says:

    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/01/30208-nbc-admits-no-assault-rifle-used-in-newtown-shooting/

    “This continues to be a very complex investigation and there is a lot of contradictory information out there, but we have some new information this morning (one month ago) from a couple of federal officials and state officials.

    They say now that there were actually four handguns inside the school, not just two as we were initially told. Four handguns and apparently only handguns that were taken into the school.”

    yet ken dixon clings to, “Meanwhile, the nonprofit group Connecticut Against Gun Violence on Tuesday issued an eight-point list of proposals including the expansion of the state’s definition of assault weapons to include the Bushmaster rifle that Adam Lanza, 20, of Newtown, used to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.”

    It’s almost as if Ken Dixon ignores the facts to push his agenda. The Norwalk Citizen like Ken Dixon has no credibility

  2. Robert says:

    I will have to be sure and ask HOW MUCH law abiding gun owners have cost society in uninsured shooting losses. I’m guessing it’s somewhere between zero and none.

    It’s a sham and those two proponents ought to be ashamed of themselves for proposing it.

  3. jschmidt says:

    The sales tax is a typical Democrat tactic to gouge tax money from people.

  4. Chucky_Dee says:

    Yes ! Tax Ammo ! Then, like TOBACCO which has KILLED so many – I can go into any convenience store and get a choice of 30 brands and 12 varieties. And our lawmakers will HAVE to keep it coming cause they NEED OUR MONEY!