Bill would create gun violence fund by taxing manufacturers

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Wisconsin (WQOW) – In light of the most recent U.S. mass shootings, a Wisconsin representative has introduced a bill that would create a fund to help victims of gun violence by taxing gun manufacturers.

The bill, introduced Wednesday by Representative Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), would impose a new tax on gun manufacturers of 0.5% of the list price of each firearm sold in Wisconsin.

That money would be used to create a fund in the Department of Justice to help victims with costs related to an incidents of gun violence.

The bill is still in the early stages and there has not yet been a hearing.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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