Proposed Tax on California Gun Sales Resurfaces

“We can fund this program as much as we want. If this is that important, then let’s do it. But trying to tax at a 10% and 11% rate a certain group is going to...drive those people out,” said Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta

The bill required a two-thirds majority vote in the 80-member Assembly because it would establish new excise taxes — 10% on handguns and 11% tax on long guns, rifles, precursor parts and ammunition.