It is time to charge a violence tax on movies, TV shows, and video games. Rate each on a "violence scale" from one to five. A rating of one pays no tax while a rating of five pays the maximum tax. The tax should be a percentage applied to the gross receipts of such entertainment products. The proceeds collected from the tax should be used exclusively to fund armed security at schools.
The extra cost of those taxes to the business can easily be born by the millionaire and billionaire, movie stars, producers, directors, and studio executives who already claim they don’t pay enough taxes. If they raise prices in an attempt to pass the cost on to the public, you can avoid the tax by not going to a violent movie or purchasing a violent video game.
If the tax results in less product being sold, so much the better for all of us.
Joel Dickson Pleasant View