California: More Anti-Gun Bill Committee Hearings Coming Up

California: More Anti-Gun Bill Committee Hearings Coming Up

This week, a number of anti-gun bills are receiving committee hearings: On April 26 th , the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee will hear Assembly Bill 1223 . This bill places an excise tax of 10% on the sales price of a handgun, and places an 11% excise tax on the sales price on all long guns, rifles, firearm precursor parts and ammunition to fund grants awarded through the Cal VIP program. 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. Click the button below to ask committee members to oppose AB 1223.​ On April 27 th , the Assembly Public Safety Committee will hear Assembly Bill 1509 . This bill reduces the penalties and sentencing enhancements for criminal misuse of firearms. Such an effort shows just how disingenuous Californian legislators are about stopping “gun violence.” The legislators who oppose holding criminals accountable for their actions are the same ones who continue to harass law-abiding gun owners. Click the button below to ask committee members to oppose AB 1509. On April 27 th , the Senate Public Safety Committee will hear Senate Bill 538 . This […]

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