Guns

Harvard Public Health Doctors Want "Substantive" National Tax on Firearms

To spend on "gun violence reduction"

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A trio of public health doctors from Harvard University argued Monday that the federal government should institute "a new, substantial national tax on all firearms and ammunition" to pay for programs that "reduce gun violence."

They wrote that the practice of periodic government safety inspections of automobiles should be expanded to include firearms, "including documentation of home storage and safety measures." And they compared the enforcement of speed limits on roadways to now-common proposals to restrict the sale and possession of high-capacity magazines that can hold dozens of rounds of ammunition.