Assemblymember Bonta Talks Ammo Tax, Gun “Grandfather” Clause

Monday, March 4, 2013

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) talked about his legislation, Assembly Bill 187, during a recent appearance on the Comcast Newsmakers program. AB 187 would place a tax on the sale of ammunition in California with the proceeds going to a high-crime prevention fund that would be used in targeted areas suffering from high violent crime rates. He also addressed his AB 174 which would eliminate the “grandfather” clause in many gun control laws. According to the state Justice Department, 77, 103 Californians own more than 166-thousand grandfathered assault weapons.