California: Final Days of 2023 Session, “Sin” Tax & Credit Card Tracking Bill on the Floor

Next Thursday, September 14 is the deadline date for bills to pass out of the house. Both Assembly Bill 1587 and Assembly Bill 28 are eligible for a vote on the Senate floor anytime.

As you are well aware from our previous alerts, AB 1587, is the multi-housing bill that was a “bait and switch” and now requires specified entities that facilitate or process a payment card transaction to track the purchases of firearms and ammunition with a new merchant code. Despite credit card companies stopping the implementation of this new merchant code, the gun control majority is still pushing forward with AB 1587.

AB 28, the “sin” tax bill imposes an additional 11% tax on the gross receipt from the retail sale of any firearm, firearm precursor part, or ammunition and establishes the “Gun Violence Prevention, Healing, and Recovery Fund.”

Please use our TAKE ACTION below to email your state Assembly Member urging him/her to OPPOSE AB 1587 and AB 28.

Do not forget to share this important alert with your family, friends, and fellow sportsmen, as the Golden State needs everyone to stay actively involved in defending our hunting, fishing, and trapping heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

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