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United States

2 April 2002

San Francisco Chronicle, Opinion

State Sen. Don Perata wants to tax bullets at a rate of five cents per round and he plans to ask the Legislature to put a bullet tax on the November ballot. Bullets cause injuries that are expensive to treat, and generally speaking, the public is footing the bill, Perata told KTVU last week. He added that a bullet tax with the revenue going to California's trauma centers, since they treat gun wounds makes as much sense as the 50-cent-per-pack cigarette tax that sends... (

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