California State Constitutional Amendment 12, a measure that would levy a five cent tax on every bullet sold in the state, passed out of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday. The proposed amendment, introduced by Senator Don Perata (D-09), received the minimum seven committee votes required for passage. Now, the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee may see the amendment soon. Also on the docket are Senate Bill 682 (Perata) and Assembly Bill 496 (Paul Koretz, D-42), bills that would effectively strip firearms manufacturers of current protection in state law granting them limited statutory immunity from being sued. This limited immunity has been on the books since 1983 and was passed originally to halt greedy trial lawyers who want nothing more than to pad their bank accounts while putting this nation`s lawful firearm manufacturers out of business. California gun owners must work hard to assure that these harmful legislative proposals are defeated!
Contact your Senator and Assemblyman today and ask them to oppose SCA 12, SB 682, and AB 496! For contact information, call the Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683, or use the "Write Your Legislators" tool to the right. Let your Representatives know where you stand.