Tensions Fly Over Proposed Bullet Tax

Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-West Hartford, speaks during a press conference on reproductive rights. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-West Hartford) is co-sponsor of the bill, which would provide the state with funds to supply grants to support community gun violence intervention and prevention programs. 

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Connecticut gun owners filed hundreds of objections Wednesday to a legislative proposal for an ammunition tax – specifically, a nickel-per-round excise tax on most forms of ammunition. The revenue from the tax would be used to fund gun violence prevention programs.

The bill was raised as part of a lengthy public hearing in the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. The legislation would apply a 3-cent-per-round tax on ammunition .22 caliber or smaller as well as a 5-cent-per-round tax on other types of bullets.

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