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Ohio House Bills Propose Dropping Taxes on Guns and Safety Devices

The latter faces stiff opposition from gun control groups

Ohio lawmakers are considering two tax cuts related to firearms — one exempts safety devices like locks and safes, the other eliminates taxes on the weapons themselves. The former has the support of organizations on both sides of the gun policy debate. The latter faces stiff opposition from gun control groups.

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The proposal cutting taxes for gun safety devices got its fourth committee hearing and an amendment on Tuesday. The changes remove a provision requiring retailers to post signage notifying customers about the exemption and to provide written notice of it when a customer gets a gun.

State Rep. Sean Brennan, D-Parma, explained he agreed to the amendment after a suggestion from Rep. Angie King, R-Celina.

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