04-03-2002, 12:34 AM
Don't know how true this is, but I heard on the radio that our "good buddy" California State Senator Don Perata had recently sent a request to Alameda County Sheriff Plummer seeking to renew of his concealed firearm permit.
It was said his stated reason for needing the permit was that since he had sponsored gun control legislation he had received threats to himself and his family.
Many of us have, at sometime during our lives, been threatened but I guess we don't rate protecting ourselves or our family. Guess you need to be a politician. Sure would be interesting to know how many, and which, politicians have permits to carry.
For those that would ask why this guy keeps getting elected - the answer is simple. He represents a constituency where most feed, in some manner, at the public trough and he just promises them what ever they want to hear. The only way he'll go is through term limits, and then he'll just show up somewhere else on the political scene. This guy has been kicking around the political circles, local and state, for a long time where he's always had the same agenda.
His renewal request is supposedly posted on one of the NRA sites but I didn't catch the site name and can't find it. It might be interesting to see if anyone knows where to find it............
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04-03-2002, 05:46 AM
It's posted here too. Look in the Muley and Blacktail forum in the thread titled CA to TAX bullets. ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ###Scott
04-03-2002, 09:50 AM
We sent a message out last week regarding the proposed 50 Caliber ban in California. The response has been great. I've received copies of what many have sent to legislators on the Assy Public Safety Committee. Thanks to all of you who mailed and faxed your legislators. ###If you haven't sent your messages to them yet, you still have time. The vote has been rescheduled to April 16. See http://www.50BMGstore.com for more details.
NOW - Shooting ranges, Firearm Dealers, Shooting instructors, Ammunition manufacturers, Firearms manufacturers, Gun Safe manufacturers, Gun collectors and enthusiasts, those who rely on firearms for self-protection - THIS AFFECTS YOU! ###And it affects you whether you live in California or not.
Concealed Weapon-Carrying Senator Don Perata/(D) Oakland proposes a $.05 PER ROUND ammunition tax
Target practice could soon get a lot more expensive. Next week a Bay Area state senator will formally propose a five-cent-a-bullet sales tax. Not five percent, but a nickel for each and every round.
Shoot a small caliber weapon, such as a .22? That more than doubles the price of your ammo.
Sen. Don Perata/(D) Oakland : "I will be attacked by those who hate gun control. I know that. As soon as this airs, I am going to start getting nasty phone calls and email."
Senator Don Perata is a gun control crusader. But he says his tax idea is not meant to deter gun use, but rather to raise money to save California's hospital trauma centers, some of which are going under.
"Bullets cause injuries that are expensive to treat and generally speaking, the public is footing the bill."
Perata wants the legislature to put the tax idea on the November ballot.
Peter Buxtun/NRA Member: "This idea is stupidity."
National Rifle Association member Peter Buxtun says previous gun control measures by Senator Perata put many gun dealers out of business, and he says a nickel a bullet tax would just lead to ammo smuggling. Buxtun: "People would go to Oregon, they would go to Nevada and they would load up the trunks of their car or their whole van and bring tons of ammunition in."
At the Jackson Arms Shooting Range in South San Francisco today, most customers did not want to talk on camera... but everyone said the tax would be unfair. They don't shoot people, they shoot targets.
Sen. Perata: "I am sorry. You cannot screen them out. The same way that someone with a perfect driving record is going to be upset that they pay an added cost for emergency care."
Democrats control both the state senate and the state assembly, so Senator Perata is confident a majority of lawmakers will support the tax. But that doesn't mean it will qualify for the November ballot.
For a ballot measure to qualify, two thirds of the legislature has to say yes, not a simple majority.
Buxtun: "We'll absolutely fight this as hard as we can."
If it does qualify, it could become a hot button issue in the Governor's race. Aides to Republican Bill Simon, who earns an A rating from the NRA, say he would be against it. Governor Davis is taking no position yet. He has signed many gun control bills, but says he's against tax hikes.
-- Political Editor Randy Shandobil, KTVU Channel 2 News
Source: KTVU/Fox2 News
Don't let the fact that this proposal is being made in California cause you to be complacent about it. ###Californians make thousands of firearm purchases every year. Most people buy guns TO SHOOT. You need AMMO for that! If there is a tax on ammunition, Californians will shoot less - causing ranges to suffer; buy fewer guns and ammunition - causing gun stores to suffer ; will not seek training for new firearm purchases -- causing instructors to suffer; and will not need safes for the firearms they do not purchase - causing safe companies to suffer.
In turn, those companies financially affected by such a tax would lose income, could not afford to pay employees, and there would be a huge loss of revenues in the firearm industry. But wait, "I don't live in California, so WHAT?" you ask? ###I'll tell you what. ###The demand for ammunition decreases and to pay expenses, ammunition mfrs have to RAISE PRICES. That's where non-Californians suffer.
There's no doubt that what goes on in California affects the entire nation. California comprises a large proportion of this great nation and when the California economy falters the nation suffers. This is true both economically speaking AND when it comes to legislation. California is often the testing ground for new laws. The 1989 ban on assault weapons in California proves my case in point.
And YES, you read that right! Don Perata --who himself carries a CONCEALED WEAPON-- plans on introducing new legislation to impose this 5 cent tax. loooooh, lookie here This is the epitome of HYPOCRISY. It shouldn't shock you to know that there are lots of anti-gunners out there who seek only to preserve the right to bear arms for themselves.
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