Chris King, a Democrat running for governor in Florida has combined two of his party’s favorite things into one: Gun control and raising taxes. All in the name of safety, of course.
King calls for sales taxes on bullets, firearms to pay for gun safety
As Florida Democrats unite in calling for gun control for the first time, Chris King has separated from the pack of gubernatorial candidates by advancing a new proposal that would use sales taxes from firearm sales and impose a new “safety fee” on bullet purchases to fund violence prevention and treatment programs.
King’s proposal — which comes on the heels of his new television ad campaign calling for an assault weapons ban — would establish the “Every Kid Fund” to pay for gun-violence studies and prevention as well as to reimburse trauma centers for medical costs incurred in treating victims of mass shootings…
In a written statement, King called out Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam — the state’s agriculture commissioner who oversees concealed weapons permit regulations — for opposing the raid on the so-called gun trust fund and for once calling himself a “proud NRA sellout.”
“We should be investing in new and innovative ways to keep Floridians safe and that’s why I’ll bring my bold, progressive policy to Tallahassee and send ‘proud NRA sellouts’ like Adam Putnam packing,” King said. He said he’s “proposing the ‘Every Kid Fund’ for Gun Violence Prevention because every child deserves to grow up in a state free from the scourge of gun violence, whether it’s everyday gun violence or mass shootings.”
This is nothing more than a backdoor attempt at gun control. If you won’t give up your guns, we’ll make it too expensive for most people to own them.