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WI – GUN SAFETY – Sen. Schachtner, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Bill To Grant Gun Safe Sales Tax Exemption

A bipartisan coalition of legislators including Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) introduced a bill to provide a sales and use tax exemption for the purchase of gun safes. Additional bill authors include Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Rep. Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago), and Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison). “As a medical examiner and former school employee, I know that every suicide is tragic and community-altering,” said Sen. Schachtner. “Safe gun storage is crucial to decreasing the risk of accidental shootings and suicide, especially among children.” Wisconsin’s rate of child suicide is close to 33 percent higher than the national rate. In addition, the suicide rate in Wisconsin has been higher than the national average for all but one year between 2008 and 2018.  [full article]

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