The Democrats have already made California a sh*thole as they can’t even keep the feces off of their streets. This is largely due to their high homeless population. But leaving the streets of California nasty is not enough for the Dems. The Democrats now hold a supermajority in both chambers of the state legislature. So they are planning to double down on their restricting legislation and further violate the rights of their citizens.
This New-found power has already gone to their heads as they are intending to add a gun tax in order to pay for more gun control. Sadly there is little that any of the remaining Republicans can do about it. Although I’m surprised they haven’t abandoned ship yet.
“Republicans are politically less relevant in California than they have been in years and it is really up to the Democrats to decide what role they play,” Zev Yaroslavsky, the director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, told Fox News. “But as long as Democrats stay unified, they won’t even need bipartisan support.”
“Assembly Bill 18, which was sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine, would implement “an excise tax on the sales of handguns and semiautomatic rifles” and then hand over the resulting revenue to the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (CalVIP).
“California needs to bolster violence prevention initiatives so that they are commensurate with our state’s tough gun laws and as effective as violence prevention programs of other states,” Levine said in a statement earlier this month.”
There’s already been heavy criticism of this new bill from gun owners and hunters alike. The NRA commented on this gun hating bill.
“The legislation lacks details of how the actual proposal will look, it expresses the intent to place an additional tax on handguns and semi-automatic firearms for distribution to various community-based intervention and prevention programs,” the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action stated on its website. “Once again, lawmakers are saddling lawful gun owners with additional taxes and fees for the misdeeds of criminals.”
These wacky liberals don’t realize that they’re just hurting themselves. Criminals do not necessarily buy their guns legally. So this new tax is really going to affect the lawful gun owners. Just another reason to dodge this state like the plague.