California: Gun Tax Bill Defeated on Floor, Revived by Procedural Move

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Several anti-gun bills defeated in California. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( Yesterday, Assembly Bill 1223, the gun tax bill, was defeated on the floor when it did not receive the 2/3 of votes necessary for tax bills to pass the Assembly. After failing, the bill was granted reconsideration and is currently still alive through procedural maneuvering. It’s imperative that you continue to contact your Assembly Member to oppose this legislation! 


Assembly Bill 1223 places an excise tax of 10% on the sales price of a handgun and places an 11% excise tax on the sales price of all long guns, rifles, firearm precursor parts and ammunition. These taxes are to be collected from California retailers and placed in a newly created fund for appropriation by the state legislature. It is unjust to saddle law-abiding gun owners with special taxes. 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.

Earlier this week, the Senate passed SB 264 and SB 715. Both bills have now been transmitted to the Assembly for further consideration. 

Senate Bill 264 bans state officers, employees, operators, lessees or licensees from entering into any agreement to allow for the sale of any firearm, firearm parts, or ammunition on property that is owned, leased, occupied or operated by the state. This imposes a one-size-fits-all restriction to prevent officials from deciding how to use venues. In addition, this prevents tax-paying businesses from renting taxpayer-funded venues for lawful activities. SB 264 passed on June 1st with a vote of 29-9.​

Senate Bill 715 limits when a hunting license satisfies the requirements for adults under 21 purchasing a long gun, by requiring the license to be currently valid. This means an individual who has purchased a license for an upcoming season will not satisfy the requirements of the bill. Additionally, SB 715 makes changes to the restrictions on gifts and loans of long guns to minors in a way that is confusing for well-intentioned individuals trying to understand what is permitted and required.​ SB 715 passed on June 2nd with a vote of 30-7.

The Senate also passed Senate Bill 470 by a vote of 39-0 to create an annual combined hunting and fishing license that is good for one year from the date of purchase.

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Taxes upon taxes!!
IF I am not mistaken, there is ALREADY a TAX on each gun and ammo sold in America! This TAX is from the federal government.
States, who have a “purchase tax” or “sales tax”, already tax each purchase.
I also believe there is a LAW that PROHIBITS taxes levied on “special groups”.


Imagine if they placed a 10% excise tax on your right to remain silent or your right to vote Republican. No way can the SCOTUS or any other court support anything like this. I have continually stated that charging a fee for a concealed weapon permit or a “tax” on suppressors etc. are totally Jim Crow-type fees and unconstitutional. Unfortunately, they have not been challenged as such.


Yeah, and no satisfaction to come with Brain Dead Biden in office, as the SCOTUS won’t take up anything connected to the Second Amendment, they don’t want to offend any of the BRAIN DEAD DEMO-RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The foundation of public policy in California is not truth. The foundation of public policy is fiction. Emotion driven fiction. Look at everything from the Mulford Act through the “Assault Weapons” control acts and please point to me where fact is entered in to evidence prior to legislative action. It is not. Progressives hate the truth when the truth does not support their quest for power and control. And in the aforementioned cases as with these three frauds the truth does not support public safety. Until California frees itself of progressive authoritarians expect nothing but more fraud and more power… Read more »

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They want to be governed if it gives them free shit and they don’t have to work for it and they are foolish enough to believe that if you take away all the guns it will be a safer state. Well, only a moron would think you can take away everything of anything especially when you have those that will not participate.


Politicians of all states and levels are accomplishing what world armies could not/feared to attempt…..the disarmament of American citizens……and nary a shot fired…….to date.


California Gun bills are never defeated, only postponed.


Not supprised. They simply do not want the citizens to have guns, period. Anything they can do to keep you from owning one, of any kind is good enough for those kommiefornia bastardard legislators. That is the 2nd biggest reason I escaped and now one of the reasons I will be leaving Oregone.

It is a left coast disease. I almost wonder if it has something to do with the ocean tides and magnetic pull. Why is it that coasts seem to have the majority of people with mental problems that vote demonkkkrat..


I’m glad I moved out of that anti-American socialist craphole back in 1998.


2013 and if it wasn’t for meeting my wife and her family insisting that I stay in kommiefornia I would have been gone in 82. Funny, 15 years later after we wed they all ran off to Oregone and left us there alone.