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Connecticut: Ammo Tax Introduced in House

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Connecticut: Ammo Tax Introduced in House

The 2020 Legislative Session in Connecticut has just started, and anti-gun legislators are quickly introducing bills to restrict your Second Amendment rights. House Bill 5040, sponsored by Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-18), will financially burden law-abiding citizens and their right to self-defense by imposing a 35 percent tax on ammunition sales. This is in addition to the current state and federal sales taxes.

The bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding. Please call and email Representative Gilchrest at 860-240-8585 and Jillian.Gilchrest@cga.ct.gov to urge her to withdraw House Bill 5040.

House Bill 5040 adds a 35 percent excise tax on the purchase of any ammunition in the state of Connecticut. Gun owners in Connecticut already pay a high price to lawfully own and safely use their firearms. This additional tax will only further price out law-abiding citizens' ability to train, participate in competitions, and hunt.

It is clear that Representative Gilchrest wants to punish law-abiding people who enjoy the shooting sports. Please contact Representative Gilchrest and urge her to withdraw House Bill 5040. Stay tuned to your inbox and the NRA-ILA website for more updates on Connecticut's 2020 Legislative Session.  

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