By Tom Knighton
Anti-gunners have a bee in their bonnet over semi-auto guns lately. Despite the technology being more than a century old at this point and these weapons not being a supposedly horrid problem until now, the anti-gunners have issued a hit on semi-automatics.
Luckily, they just haven’t been able to do a whole lot on that front.
A California lawmaker, however, has a proposal that will likely be the first step along those lines.
A California lawmaker will push for a new tax on sales of semi-automatic firearms, with the proceeds going to support community violence prevention programs.
“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,” Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Greenbrae, said in a statement Wednesday.
The new tax revenue would be routed through the existing California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, overseen by the Board of State and Community Corrections, which send grants to cities and community-based organizations.
Will Shuck, Levine’s chief of staff, said that the amount of the excise tax is to be determined, but that the state could look to Chicago or Seattle, which impose a $25 tax on …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms