New Bill Would Force $100 Tax On Every Gun

New Bill Would Force $100 Tax On Every Gun

New Bill Would Force $100 Tax On Every Gun

A U.S. congresswoman plans to introduce a bill later this week that would require a $100 tax on all gun sales nationwide. If the bill is passed by Congress, the revenue made off of the tax will go toward mental health and anti-violence programs.

Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, from New York, announced the federal legislation called “Reducing Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods Act” at NYC’s City Hall on Monday, according to the New York Daily News.

 

The bill plans to curb the number of guns bought and sold across the country, while generating tax revenue that will be distributed by the Justice Department to mental health and anti-violence programs.

“This bill will take meaningful steps to address the issue, reducing the flow of guns on the street, empowering law enforcement to better track missing weapons, while investing in community anti-violence programs,” Velazquez said at the announcement