Withdraw LCO #612 from CT Legislature - 35% Excise Tax on Ammunition

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This bill of this legislative session has been introduced by representative Jillian Gilchrest of West Hartford, CT (District 18). 

LINK: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB05040&which_year=2020

This awkwardly worded proposal is looking for a 35% excise tax on ammunition. Clearly if such a law were passed, it would make practicing and maintaining proficiency with a firearm more difficult and will impact lower income gun owners disproportionately, especially women in urban areas and suburban populations in remote areas of CT, making them less safe.

Additionally, we as CT residents oppose this bill because our government has been engaged in a massive fiscal mismanagement for decades, and this bill is looking to add another revenue stream to supplement our legislature's failing spending habits, that are responsible for lack of jobs, economic decline and out-migration from the state of CT.

Whether you support Second Amendment as a whole, or you are focused specifically on protecting low-income population's right to self defense as police departments in inner cities are overwhelmed, or are looking to cut off all further revenue streams to our government altogether, we ask you to please sign the petition to withdraw this bill because it's a bad public policy.