AB 1223

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Protect the Freedom to Hunt



Lawmakers in California are trying to pass legislation to create a new tax on firearms and ammunition that will directly impact sportsmen and women...

California Assembly Bill 1223, introduced by Assembly Member Levine would impose a new excise tax of $25.00 per firearm on the sale of new handguns, semiautomatic shotguns, and semiautomatic rifles, while also imposing a new excise tax of an unspecified amount on ammunition purchases.

This bill will raise costs associated with hunting and recreational target shooting and does nothing to significantly reduce crime as portrayed by the bill sponsor.

Sportsmen and women in California already pay both sales and excise taxes when purchasing firearms and ammunition. In fact, since 1937, hunters have contributed billions of dollars to state level wildlife conservation efforts across the country through excises taxes levied through the Pittman-Robertson Act. This bill would unjustly impose more taxes without contributing to conservation.

California lawmakers need to hear from you. Click the link below to oppose this legislation.
The new taxes would be earmarked for the “California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program” (CalVIP). Taxing non-violent, law abiding sportsmen and women to fund crime prevention programs that are intended to benefit all of society in general is highly inappropriate. This money should come out of the California general fund.

Click the link above and urge your California Assembly Members to OPPOSE AB1223.
 

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Done. Is Safari Club a good one to support? I've only been supporting Upland and Waterfowl organizations.
 
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