Virginia – Bill Filed By Roanoke Delegate Would Increase Sales Tax On Firearms, Ammunitions


A delegate from Roanoke has introduced legislation that would support gun violence prevention programs.

Del. Sam Rasoul, a Democrat, introduced House Bill 1687 that would establish the Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund that would distribute “grants to localities and organizations for the purpose of improving public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.”

Funds would also be used to hire school counselors and research initiatives to reduce gun violence.


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by ELIZABETH TYREE
January 21, 2020