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Excise Taxes on Guns and Ammo: Sin Taxes That Don’t Prevent the Sin
Some state and federal level lawmakers are considering new taxes on guns and ammunition. After all, if you want less of something—like the guns used to commit violence in schools—tax them, right?
January 5, 2022
New Gun And Ammo Taxes Sound Like Promising Ways To Reduce Gun Violence. But There Are Problems.
The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018 , introduced in Congress after February’s Parkland FL school shooting, would increase federal excise taxes...
May 24, 2018
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