Californians who buy guns or ammunition would have to pay a new fee to fund more counselors and safety officers at schools under legislation proposed in response to the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said his bill would strengthen counseling support at California’s 1,400 middle schools and junior high schools while providing more armed school resource officers at high schools.

The new fee on the sale of all firearms and ammunition would begin Jan. 1 under the bill introduced in the state Assembly, the Los Angeles Times reports.

 

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