California: Committee Passes Gun Tax and Further Anti-Gun Restrictions

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No rest for the wicked: California Lawmakers are back to their old, anti-gun tricks again. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Last week, the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted to pass Assembly Bill 1223, to place an additional excise tax on firearms and ammunition, and Assembly Bill 311, to restrict firearm “precursor parts” from display or sale at gun shows. The committee sent AB 1223 to the Revenue and Tax Committee, and AB 311 to the Appropriations Committee for further consideration.

Assembly Bill 1223 taxes firearms at $25 each, and ammunition at a certain percentage yet to be determined, in order to fund social services programs for “gun violence.” The taxes are to be collected from California retailers on new firearms sold, and on their retail sales of ammunition. It is unjust to saddle law-abiding gun owners with special taxes to fund social service programs. Such a measure makes it more expensive for law-abiding citizens to exercise a constitutional right, and discourages them from practicing to be safe and proficient with their firearms for purposes such as self-defense, competition, and hunting.

Assembly Bill 311 prohibits the display or sale of any “precursor firearm parts” at gun shows in the state. So-called “precursor” parts are not regulated as firearms under federal law, however, they are regulated and limited to being transferred by licensed vendors in California. Such restrictions continue to cut off access to law-abiding individuals who are looking to acquire firearm parts in accordance with existing law.​

On Tuesday, April 13th, the Assembly Public Safety Committee is hearing AB 1237. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE AB 1237.

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Assembly Bill 1237 mandates the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to supply state information, including personal identifying information, to the UC Gun Violence Research Center at UC Davis, and allows the DOJ to provide this same information to certain non-profits and state agencies. This legislation creates grave privacy concerns, as well as concerns that this information could be provided to groups that create biased “research” to push gun control policies without actually researching root causes of violence.

Again, please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE AB 1237.


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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago

Again, it’s not “Gun Violence”; it’s “Defective Citizen Violence.” Although it’ll never happen, they should tax Welfare Mamas and Baby Daddys for producing Defective Citizen offspring that actually do the violence rather than punishing the innocent gun guys. We can only hope.

22Chuck
22Chuck
1 month ago

OD– WV just removed sales tax on guns/ammo…

Whodaty
Whodaty
29 days ago
Reply to  22Chuck

As with food, essential items.

Morrigan
Morrigan
1 month ago

Well of COURSE they did. Anyone surprised?

This is what they allowed to happen in my birth state. It has been transformed from a paradise to a Marxist republic. Which is why I have resided in Arizona for the last 30 years.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
1 month ago

Stick a fork in ’em. They’re done.

Kalifornia is STING-kee!!!

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 month ago

I believe there is a LAW that STOPS the taxation of specific groups. Why have the wannabe lawyers not begun to SCREAM. This tactic hurts only the financially poor Americans. This IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!

Whodaty
Whodaty
1 month ago

Glad I’m not a financially challenged person in CA needing self protection. Are not these laws boldly racist, by disproportionately affecting people of color? Where’s the uproar on this injustice ???

Dogma Factor
Dogma Factor
1 month ago

If you’re a conservative and a gun owner in California you’re just screwed, better move to Texas to help keep that state red!

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago
Reply to  Dogma Factor

Will, why aren’t you on a high ridge over watching the border with appropriate tools topped with NV and IR???? Just wondering…..:) 🙂 🙂

Captain A
Captain A
1 month ago

SCOTUS has ruled that rights can’t be taxed and that owning a Firearm IS an individual right,,,,, so how are they continuing to tax Rights? AND why hasn’t ANY so called “2 A legal defenders (NRA etc) pointed this out to them in court?

American Patriot
American Patriot
1 month ago

I don’t consider Ca part of the U.S. They are the most vile of all socialist properties of the world. I just hope N. Korea don’t miss when they launch!

OldGuy
OldGuy
1 month ago

In essence, if the State of California could ban the possession and the use of all firearms and of all ammunition, they most certainly would do so. Their actual goal is to outlaw and then to confiscate all firearms within the California State boundary. Inside the State of California, it is a misdemeanor to belong to any militia group or entity. The law abiding citizens of the State of California have been waiting years for the 9th Circuit Court to make up its mind whether residents can legally own standard capacity magazines which hold more than 10 rounds; and we… Read more »

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago

Ca. legislature never met a tax they didn’t like.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 month ago
Reply to  PMinFl

Your comment DESCRIBES the DemoKKKrat National Communist member to a “T”!

chocopot
chocopot
1 month ago

Just as a “poll tax” is unconstitutional because it levies a cost on the exercise of a constitutionally-guaranteed right, so is any tax (other than, perhaps, a sales tax) on firearms or ammunition since that also levies a cost on the exercise of a constitutionally-guaranteed right. So where are the Courts?

Bubba
Bubba
1 month ago

Unfortunately with a packed SCOTUS.
It won’t matter.
Until the uprising takes down big tech, this is not going to change. It will just spread East.
Let’s face the facts. The Left has figured out the cheaters formula. Let the media corrupt the election for you. No need to commit fraud. The media did it for them.

save2A
save2A
1 month ago
Reply to  Bubba

It’s not just the media though. What makes it worse is that along with the media it was China and Iran, at least in 2020. It was also Dominian voting machines, illegally programmed. The demorats found every way they could to cheat. Mike Lindell, the My Pillow man has spent millions of his own money to find all the cheating that was done in hopes it will not happen again. He is going to publicize everything he found and initiate lawsuits against everyone he can later next week. He is building his own platform so people will be able to… Read more »

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago

“Shall not be infringed” Is not a suggestion.

ChootEm
ChootEm
1 month ago

AKA: Comifornia. ‘Nuff said.

Nam62
Nam62
1 month ago

No wonder people are voting with their feet to leave that chickenshit state.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  Nam62

That started years ago. Those who were afraid of the earthquakes ran to Oregone and Washington and started screwing up those states making them as much as they could like kommiefornia. Now the messed up southern half is running to the northern half so it won’t be long and the original residents of the northern section will be branching out in another mass exodus. Hopefully the pro gunners will move to Oregone and Washington to help strengthen the pro gun stance but this has not been the situation in the past. Anti gunners are leaving too and messing up Texas… Read more »

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago
Reply to  Nam62

The problem there is, they bring the “The Chicken Shit” from Comifornia with them wherever they go!

RetUSAF
RetUSAF
1 month ago
Reply to  Nam62

I moved out of the Communist crap hole back in 1998. I wasn’t a native, I retired from the Air Force and stayed ten more years working aerospace. Cost of living, taxes, and anti-gun hysteria caused me to leave. California had a lot of good things about it, to bad it was totally destroyed by Democrats in everyway possible and every day it gets worse.