PRC Looks To Be Sued Over New Gun Restrictions And Taxes

How soon will the lawsuits be filed?

New gun control laws in California ban firearms from most public places and raise taxes on gun sales

Two new laws regulating gun control in California were signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. The laws prohibit people from carrying firearms in most public places and doubles the taxes on guns and ammunition sold in the state.

The federal government currently taxes gun and ammunition sales at a rate of 10% or 11%. The new law adds another 11% tax to sales. This makes California the only state with a separate tax on guns and ammunition, according to Brady, a gun control advocacy organization.

The money generated from gun and ammunition sales will fund several different programs in California. The first $75 million will go towards funding the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program.

$50 million generated from taxes will go towards increased security at public schools. The money will fund physical security improvements, after-school programs and mental and behavioral health services for students, teachers and other employees.

How many will simply go out of state to purchase ammo? Any lawsuit over being taxed that heavily over a Constitutional Right, being treated differently for their purchases, may not only affect the California tax but the federal excise tax. The current Supreme Court may rule, will probably rule, against California for targeting a Constitutional right.

The new law prohibits people from carrying guns in 26 places, such as public parks, public demonstrations and gatherings, amusement parks, churches, banks, zoos and “any other privately owned commercial establishment that is open to the public,” according to the bill.

A simple question that needs to be asked is “will any of this stop criminals from using guns for criminal activity?” Does California have any data that shows it will do anything other than increase revenue for legal, Constitutional right purchases? Gavin Newsome said “The carnage, it’s too much. We can’t normalize it, we can’t accept it,” Newsom said. “This is a small price to pay.” But, the criminals will not be paying it.

(AP) The California Rifle and Pistol Association has already sued to block one new law Newsom signed on Tuesday that bans people from carrying guns in most public places. The law overhauls the state’s rules for concealed carry permits in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen.

It specifically bans people from carrying guns in 26 places, including public parks and playgrounds, public demonstrations and gatherings, amusement parks, churches, banks, zoos and “any other privately owned commercial establishment that is open to the public” unless the owner puts up a sign saying guns are allowed.

“These laws will not make us safer. They are an unconstitutional retaliatory and vindictive response to the Supreme Court’s affirmation that the Second Amendment protects an individuals’ right to choose to own a firearm for sport or to defend your family,” said Chuck Michel, president of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. “They are being challenged, and the second they are signed, the clock starts ticking towards a judgment striking them down.”

Lawsuits should be expected on the ammo and gun taxes, as well, soon.

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4 Responses to “PRC Looks To Be Sued Over New Gun Restrictions And Taxes”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    No matter what the courts say or how clear the law is, Democrats will just ignore it to enact their extreme agenda anyway. And they will get away with it too because they are above the law. Laws exist to serve them, not to restrict them.

    • L'Roy White says:

      Well, I was watching TV and all the beautiful tapes of my fellow joggers tearing up Philadelphia and setting fires because a cop wasn’t persecuted excuse me I mean prosecuted.

      I think Kye is from Philly and must love that. My lovely wife and I sat on our stoop and watch the orange reflection of fire across the Delaware River, it was nice.

      The occasional roar of the crowd and the occasional tat tat tat of gunfire combined with that lovely orange glow prove to my wife and myself for the 10 thousandth time that negroes can’t be settled.

      Our next door neighbor came over can I as we enjoy the cheap Yuengling beer we enjoyed the show. And we laughed and laughed and how Philly New Jersey will continue to elect Democrats even as the Democrats destroy their cities in their states. We could also see the rich college educated leftist in the high rise$2 million condominiums along the river standing on there balconies watching the pandemonium below. Look like a cheap version of RoboCop.

      We gotta give the Democrats credit once they decided that they were gonna destroy America it started to crumble lickety split. Almost as if on cue.

  2. H says:

    Not sure if driving out of state to Dave on that new guns and ammo would be a good money saving idea Teach
    The sales tax in Nevada is higher than Cali plus the driving costs would seem to prohibit that.

    • James Lewis says:

      Dear H:

      Hmmm, let me see… CA sales tax is 7.25% + 11% = 18.25

      NV sales tax is 8.25%

      Savings? 10%

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