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New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell Jr. wants to raise taxes on gun sales to help make up for budget cuts that affected vital resources for the state’s law enforcement.

According to Pascrell’s staff, the proposed bill would generate about $600 million in new tax revenue.  New Jersey taxes on handguns have not changed since 1955.  Taxes on ammunition have not changed since 1942.

More than one third of the new tax revenue would go towards the hiring of new police officers.  The remainder of the revenue would pay for other law enforcement resources.

Read more at NorthJersey.com.

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