“WASHINGTON, DC—Reps. Danny K. Davis (D-IL07) and Bill Pascrell, Jr., (D-NJ09) today introduced The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act - legislation to prevent gun violence and increase community safety by increasing the federal taxes on guns and ammunition, including closing current loopholes that allow some of the most popular and deadly firearms to avoid taxation and regulation.
Rep. Davis stated, “Gun violence in America has reached epidemic proportions and we cannot, as a nation, any longer tolerate the on-going social and economic costs of inaction. Gun violence is a daily reality for America and, in particular, for urban cities like Chicago. The crisis should outrage us all. This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now. As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.”
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. INCREASE IN EXCISE TAXES RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SEC. 4181. IMPOSITION OF TAX.
SEC. 3. SPECIAL TAX AND LICENSING RELATING TO FIREARMS.
(a) Increase in Tax-