California Democrats Super Excited To Tax The Purchase Of All Semi-Automatic Firearms

It’s just a little thing, but, it’s adding a specific penalty tax to a product that is already subject to a sales tax that is part of the Bill Of Rights. Would they consider adding a sur-tax whenever someone hired a lawyer?

Here We Go: Gun Control Advocates In California Now Want to Tax Semi-Automatic Firearms

California Assemblyman Marc Levine (D) has proposed a new gun control measure: taxing the sale of semi-automatic firearms and using the money to support gun violence prevention programs, The Sacramento Bee reported. The proposal was a direct result of the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

“The goal is fewer gun deaths,” Levine said in a statement. “The gun tax will support the kind of interventions that make gun violence less likely in the first place, which is exactly what we need to do.”

Should the bill pass, the money would go to the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, which is overseen by the Board of State and Community Corrections. The BSCC then uses the money to send various grants to cities and community-based organizations.

Right now, it’s unclear what the tax would look like but Levine’s chief-of-staff said they’re considering a $25 fee per firearm, which is similar to Chicago and Seattle’s tax. Although the tax amount is not set in stone, it’s estimated that it will bring in millions in additional revenue to the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.

How’s that tax working in Chicago and Seattle? Chicago is very violent, and violent crime is rising in Seattle. The Violence Intervention and Prevention Program is already in full swing in the People’s Republik Of California, yet, there is still violence. There are still shootings. Even though California is one of the most restrictive firearms state in the nation. This is just a tax to rip some extra money out the hands of people engaged in a Constitutionally protected Right.

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11 Responses to “California Democrats Super Excited To Tax The Purchase Of All Semi-Automatic Firearms”

  1. JGlanton says:

    Hmmm, taxing something that we think causes financial costs on society? OK, let’s tax the illegal immigrant industry. Tax lawyers, activist groups, employers, border crossings, cash transfers, … tax dwellings with more than one family. These people are a HUGE burden on taxpayers, and the costs need to be balanced by taxes. When I was helping coach at a local city high school, half of the students were illegals from Mexico. They are all on food assistance, getting free bilingual education, bringing their extended families to school to eat for free, even bringing their babies to high school for free day day care. Half of the kids in the school! They cross the border and live permanently with “their cousin”, or “their uncle”, and no one can question their claims.
    Why wouldn’t they break the law to get treated like this?

  2. Kye says:

    I assume those who believe taxing a Constitutional right is legal will also support a Poll Tax? Or a tax on religion? With exemptions for Mohammedans and atheists/agnostics, of course.

  3. Jethro says:

    Why aren’t more fully automatic (machine guns) used for crimes?

    • formwiz says:

      Because it’s tough to hide the belts and the tripod.

    • gitarcarver says:

      Why aren’t more fully automatic (machine guns) used for crimes?

      Interesting question. Why are more fully automatic weapons used to defend against crimes? Why are police allowed fully automatic weapons but citizens are not?

      Why aren’t more sticks used in crimes?

      Why aren’t more revolvers used in crimes?

      Why do you hate freedom and the rights of people to protect themselves?

      (Short answer: it’s because all the left has is hate.)

    • Kye says:

      Most weapons used in crimes are hand guns because they’re cheap. You should know that. They’re your constituents. Most crime is inner city diversity. You know that “vibrancy” leftists are always foisting on other people. They use cheap throw away guns not $2,500 automatic firearms.

      • Jethro says:

        Cheap handguns are my constituents?

        If you’re interested in crime stats –

        Did you know that of all the states Alaska has the highest violent crime rate? Is there much inner city diversity in Alaska?

        • formwiz says:

          Small population, so AK’s per capita looks bigger. This is how you lie with stats

          That said, Pew isn’t known for its veracity.

          Of course, if you take away Chiraq, Detroit, DC, St. Lou, and Nawlins, we have one of the lowest murder rates in the world.

          PS Jeffery really has no constituents. If he did, he’d be on Commie News Net. No one takes him seriously, but he has to make his $15/hr so Mommy doesn’t throw him out of the house, so he comes here.

          • Jethro says:

            Small population, so AK’s per capita looks bigger.

            Yikes, you don’t understand anything but making excuses, do you?

            So you think there is a constant number of violent crimes per state and the rate just depends on the population?? LOL.

            The crime rate in the tRump family is 57%. Is that because of the ‘small population’?

            My mother has been dead for years, asswipe. And I’m sure I pay more in taxes a year than you make. You’re welcome for living off my generosity, you red state leech.

  4. Dana says:

    Should be good for gun sale businesses in Arizona!

  5. Professor Hale says:

    Just more California silliness. I would be fully supportive of their freedom to choose silliness if we had a wall build around them to keep them from migrating to other states.

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