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AZ House mulls tax credit for concealed carry

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Posted at 6:42 AM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 08:42:46-05
A House panel is set to debate the merits of a tax credit for concealed carry permit holders.
 
Rep. Steve Montenegro of Litchfield Park sponsored the bill to create a dollar for dollar tax credit up to $80 for people who get a concealed weapons permit. The measure states its purpose is to promote public safety.
 
The National Conference of State Legislatures says this is the first they've heard of a state offering a tax credit for gun permits.
 
State officials say Arizona has more than 250,000 registered carriers as of January. To get a permit, individuals must be over 21 years old, go through a background check and have some firearms training.
 
The House Ways and Means Committee is set to debate House Bill 2494 on Monday afternoon.