We have written about AB 28 (Gabriel) in the past and it continues to progress through the legislature. This is legislation that is aimed at making it more expensive to buy firearms and ammunition by imposing an 11% tax on all such purchases. If you think 11% is not much, the state expects to take in $160 million if this were to pass. All or most of the money will come from responsible shooters and hunters.
While it’s not too late, if we do not act now, it well be. Think of this as a trial balloon, if the agenda is to make the purchasing of firearms and ammunition more expensive and out of the reach of some is successful, what will the next step be. How about limiting the number of firearms one may purchase in any given period of time or limiting the amount ammunition that one may purchase.
The next step is limited only by one’s imagination. Those that are working to limit your ability to buy/possess firearms and ammunition are working much harder than we are. We depend upon SCI, NRA, and various single species organizations to represent our interest and while they do It’s not enough. There is nothing more powerful, to an elected official, than the voice of the voter and potential donator.
Take the opportunity to test the waters on this piece of legislation, contact your legislator and the following legislators, an actual visit is best, but phone calls, emails also work:
Senator Archuleta, 562 406 1001, he abstained last, ask him to do so again this year.
Senator Alvarado, 209 576 6001, she is expected to vote no, but call and reinforce her vote.
Senator Bradford, 310 412 6120, he abstained last year, ask him to do so again this year.
Senator Caballero, 831 769 8040, last year she did not vote for this bill when it was on the floor, we need her to not vote for the bill on the floor again.
Senator Cortese, 408 558 1295, he is a big no vote, but we need to reinforce his position and thank him for his support.
Senator Dodd, 707 454 3808, He is also a big no vote, but we need to support him and thank him.
Senator Hurtado, 661 395 2620, she says she plans to abstain, but Mom’s Demand Action, is targeting her to you yes, we need her to hear from shooters and hunters.
Senator Roth, 951 680 6750, abstained last year, we need to support his abstention, again this year.
Senator Rubio, 626 430 2499 abstained last year, we need to convince her to do so again this year.
Senator Umberg 714 558 3785, this Senator is a target for Mom’s Demand Action; therefore, we need to reinforce his plan to abstain.
REMEMBER: AN ABSTENTION IS AS GOOD AS A NO VOTE!
Following through on his June announcement, of his desire to place limits on the Second Amendment , Governor Newsom has introduced a resolution calling for a constitutional convention. Under the guise of the “Right to Safety”, this resolution: would raise the minimum age to buy a gun from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21), mandate universal background checks, institute a waiting period for all gun purchases, and ban assault rifles for civilians. Additionally, this resolution will affirm Congress, states, and local governments can enact “common-sense” gun safety laws.
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