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California Traditional Ammo Ban Today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wireguy, May 16, 2013.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    California Traditional Ammo Ban Today?
    The California Assembly could vote as early as Thursday on legislation that bans all traditional ammunition for hunting. It is urgent to make calls urging opposition now. NSSF is asking all California retailers to post a copy of this alert in their stores and to personally call their Assembly members expressing their opposition to AB 711. AB 711, if passed and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would extend the now limited Condor range ban on traditional lead ammunition to the entire state. The ban could go into effect as soon as the 2016 hunting season.

    AB 711 would ban all rifle or pistol ammunition available for hunting in California and thus no hunting. Hunters would find themselves in the position of having a hunting season but not having any lawful rifle or pistol hunting ammunition that can be used.

    The impact would be a substantial loss of business for retailers that sell ammunition and hunting related accessories and equipment.

    As a result, the majority of the estimated $500 million in government tax revenue generated by sportsmen in California annually would disappear. Overall, sportsmen and women spend about $3.5 billion in California each year. The impact of sportsmen on the economy of California is tremendous.

    AB 711 would cause a significant loss of sales tax revenue for state and local governments. It could additionally add to the unemployment problem and thus cause a loss of income tax revenue for the state as well.

    You can contact legislators here and urge them to OPPOSE AB 711 Today
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Incremental gun and ammo bans at work.

    Take a very limited if not dubious problem and apply it statewide to everything. It's the nose of the camel under the tent and now suddenly the rest of the camel is in the tent.
     
  3. BT-100dc

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    Have you fine people had enough? I just hope that this madness doesn't spread to other states. BT100dc
     
  4. wireguy

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    If the 50 miles from the coast inland could be split off from the rest of the state California would be an entirely different state.
     
  5. lowsix

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    AB 711 was passed by the Assembly on a 44-21 vote and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
     
  6. racer

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    Black market ammo! Might even be cheaper out here! :) Dan
     
  7. lowsix

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    In addition to AB711, The California Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee recently approved a new measure that places a 10 percent tax on all ammunition sold in California. Law enforcement agencies will be exempt from the tax.

    And the hits just keep on coming!
     
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