Last week, the Missouri Legislature began its 2015 session which saw the introduction of House Bill 75. Introduced by state Representative Brandon Ellington (D-22), HB 75 seeks to impose an additional tax on all retail sales of handguns and ammunition in the state of Missouri in order to finance video cameras to be worn by uniformed law enforcement officers in the state.
Forcing law-abiding Missourians to pay an additional tax on firearm and ammunition purchases is unmerited. Gun owners and purchasers should not be responsible for funding these projects. The NRA will continue to fight against such misguided encroachments on those who exercise their Second Amendment rights.