Gun And Ammo Fee May Come To St. Pete



A spate of shooting deaths late in 2015 have St. Petersburg city council looking for ways to stop a repeat of the violence this year.

One idea council will consider is a fee on gun and ammunition purchases.

The money would go to after school programs and job training in the most gun-violence prone parts of the city.

The hope is those programs would reduce gun violence.

Another idea for fee proceeds is to buy a system that uses GPS and audio sensors placed in violence-heavy areas of St. Petersburg that would tell police within 100 feet where a gunshot came from.

Ideas for the gun and ammo fee are contingent upon whether the fee is even legal.