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It’s a new year, but the Democrats are up to their same old tricks. In South Carolina, two Democratic state legislators have introduced a bill that would double the tax paid by consumers on new gun purchases.
According to The Hill, Reps. Wendy Brawley and Ivory Thigpen have put forth a bill that seeks to add a 7 percent fee to all gun sales.
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Under the proposal, someone purchasing a $1,000 gun would pay $140 in taxes as opposed to the $70 they’d pay today.
The representatives told WIS-TV that the fee could generate $22 million dollars that could help pay for more school resource officers.
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“The governor made placing an SRO in every school in South Carolina — public school — a major campaign issue and we would hope that he was serious about that because this gives us a very good head-start toward getting toward that goal and we are hoping that he will support this and will encourage others in his party to do the same,” Brawley said.
Not everyone believes the governor would support the bill or that he had such a thing in mind.
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A statement from the Governor’s office to WIS suggest that these people would be right.
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“The governor has said before that we cannot tax our way to prosperity. New taxes or fees will slow economic growth and unduly burden the people of South Carolina.
“Governor McMaster was the first to start talking about the need for school resource officers last year in his state of the state address and secured more than $2 million in the final budget for a...
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