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United States

5 April 2002

Fox News (USA)

LOS ANGELES, California — For lawmakers on the West Coast, the sound of gunfire may as well be money in the bank since a Democratic legislator has proposed a tax on bullet sales. Emergency rooms and trauma centers across the country are facing budget crunches, and state Sen. Don Perata said the tax on bullets would make up for the cost of treating injuries from gunshot wounds. In a six-shooter, that means another 30 cents per chamber. At five cents a bullet, times... (

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