Gun Tax Could Fund More School Resource Officers

January 23, 2019, 9:43 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) – One in five people in South Carolina own a gun legally. Now there is a potential tax hike on the table.

South Carolina lawmakers are are discussing a seven percent increase to handguns in order to help fund school resource officers in the state. The tax increase could bring in $22-million to the state.

Alexandria Savage spoke with ATP Gun Shop and Range of Summerville’s owner as well as a local resource officer.