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California Assembly Bill 1221 was amended in the Senate last week to “immediately” impose an excise tax on handguns, rifles, and ammunition, should it become law.

AB 1221, titled the Gun Violence Prevention, Healing, and Recovery Act, would also impose an excise tax on parts in gun kits that Democrats label “ghost gun” kits.

The text of AB 1221 says:
Existing law imposes various taxes, including taxes on the privilege of engaging in certain activities. The Fee Collection Procedures Law, the violation of which is a crime, provides procedures for the collection of certain fees and surcharges.
This bill, the Gun Violence Prevention, Healing, and Recovery Act, would, commencing July 1, 2023, and subject to an appropriation as specified, impose an excise tax in the amount of 10% of the sales price of a handgun and 11% of the sales price of a long gun, rifle, firearm precursor part, and ammunition, as specified. The tax would be collected by the state pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law. The bill would require that the revenues collected be deposited in the Gun Violence Prevention, Healing, and Recovery Fund, which the bill would establish in the State Treasury.
The Democrat sponsors of AB 1221 also use the text of the bill to claim applying an excise tax is “unlikely” to harm gun, ammo, and gun parts sales:
The tax specified in this act is a modest and reasonable excise tax on sellers whose lawful and legitimate commercial activity still imposes enormous harmful externalities on California’s families, communities, and taxpayers. The modest tax proposed in this measure mirrors the Pittman-Robertson federal excise tax on other firearm and ammunition industry participants and is similarly unlikely to discourage lawful sales and commerce in firearms, ammunition, or firearm precursor parts.
The new taxation on guns, ammunition, and parts, would be on top of the myriad gun controls that already exist in California. Michael Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks California number one for “Gun Law Strength.”

For example, California has universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, gun registration requirements, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a ban on carrying a gun on a college campus for self-defense, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed on campus for classroom defense, a background check requirement for ammunition purchases, and a limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase in a given month, among other controls.

Following the April 3, 2022, shootout that left six people dead in Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee observed that California has “107 different gun-control laws,” none of which stop committed attackers from opening fire on innocents in the state.

The Bee noted, “But what else can California’s lawmakers do to restrict guns that they haven’t already done — and have their laws survive the inevitable challenge by Second Amendment advocates?”
 

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California Assembly Bill 1221 was amended in the Senate last week to “immediately” impose an excise tax on handguns, rifles, and ammunition, should it become law.

AB 1221, titled the Gun Violence Prevention, Healing, and Recovery Act, would also impose an excise tax on parts in gun kits that Democrats label “ghost gun” kits.

The text of AB 1221 says:

The Democrat sponsors of AB 1221 also use the text of the bill to claim applying an excise tax is “unlikely” to harm gun, ammo, and gun parts sales:

The new taxation on guns, ammunition, and parts, would be on top of the myriad gun controls that already exist in California. Michael Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks California number one for “Gun Law Strength.”

For example, California has universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, gun registration requirements, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a ban on carrying a gun on a college campus for self-defense, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed on campus for classroom defense, a background check requirement for ammunition purchases, and a limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase in a given month, among other controls.

Following the April 3, 2022, shootout that left six people dead in Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee observed that California has “107 different gun-control laws,” none of which stop committed attackers from opening fire on innocents in the state.

The Bee noted, “But what else can California’s lawmakers do to restrict guns that they haven’t already done — and have their laws survive the inevitable challenge by Second Amendment advocates?”
I admit it! It is a contest to see who can pass the most stupid legislation or restrictions. For a while, I thought that New York was leading but the Cal libs can't be outdone. Once again they're trying to surge into the lead.
 

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Another tax... that's what this world needs is another tax.

Property taxes went up again this year (of course they did)... Can't have county employees standing around for less money now can we... and they are sooooooo helpful down at the various agencies...

We own a rent house in a subdivision. The valuation on the structure didn't change but the land value went up... I asked "Why?" Because land prices on undeveloped land went up... I countered with the FACT that the 1/4 acre the house sits on is pretty much restricted to use by the house and is in no danger of being sold out from under it... didn't matter... They really don't care... They've got no skin in the game...

So, add another tax, excise tax, sales tax, income tax, air tax, water tax, outerspace space tax, whatever...

Maybe I'll run for some political office... they seem to be immune to the plight of the commoner...


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Being all the previous law have failed I'm sure this one will keep gang members and other criminals from shooting people for sure
 
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There will be a HUGE tidal wave of lawsuits on day one if this were to become law. They know this and also risk those lawsuits succeeding. When they are ruled unconstitutional, it would prevent any similar laws.
 
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