Could a tax on video games help prevent school shootings?

February 14, 2019 | The Inquirer

Seeking funding for school safety measures to prevent shootings, a Pennsylvania state lawmaker is proposing a 10-percent sales tax on violent video games.

Rep. Christopher Quinn (R., Delaware), said the tax revenue would be distributed to school districts undergoing projects to improve safety, such as installing bulletproof glass, metal detectors, or security cameras.

“The crux of the bill is I’m simply trying to make schools safe,” Quinn said. “It’s about identifying a source of funding to help combat the growing violence.”

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