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Lawmaker: Use Gun And Ammo Tax To Pay For School Security

Improving school security is likely going to be a big issue during this year’s legislative session. An Orlando lawmaker has a proposal that could help pay some of the more than $100 million estimated cost — use the tax on guns and ammunition.

Tax collected on the sale of ammunition and guns would go into a “Safe Schools Trust Fund,” to pay for additional guidance services and school safety measures under legislation filed in the House. Freshman Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, filed two bills on Friday creating the trust fund and directing revenue from the existing tax on guns and ammo into it.

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