Proposed Gun Tax in Rhode Island Evaporates

Late in June, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's 10 percent tax plan on all firearms and ammunition was excluded from the budget that was presented by legislative leaders. The governor's proposed budget language, while unclear, was calling for an exorbitant tax on individuals seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights. The budget language would have implemented a 10 percent tax on the sale, use, and storage of firearms and ammunition in the state, although how that would be implemented was not specified. NSSF testified in opposition to the budget language.