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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gun Control

Our state government in California continues to propose, pass and enact one law after another as they follow an agenda to ban firearms of any type.  Most of these proposals are never put on a ballot or voted on by the public.  New restrictions are enacted.  New taxes are implemented without representation of the residents of our state.

I wrote this in response to legislation such as Assembly Bill 187 (Bonta) imposes an additional ten percent sales tax on ammunition and Assembly Bill 760 (Dickinson) imposes a sales tax of .05 cents per ammunition component (complete cartridge, bullet or case).

In a few cases individual citizens have proposed legislation which has been placed on the ballot for the people to vote upon.  Same sex marriage.  Legalization of marijuana.   Some people use the system to take action in perhaps the only way that our elected representatives in California understand.

I am asking for somebody to write up the following concept to place on the next ballot.  This is my proposal but I have no experience in Constitutional Law and this may need a work over by somebody with that sort of expertise.  I would think that the NRA may be helpful in collecting signatures that may be necessary to make this happen.

Please read this and if you agree, please share the link on every social media application you can even if they do not live in the State of California.  It could be an example for your own state to follow.

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In order to promote the continued use of safe firearm sport use, education and training in the State of California, the .22 Long Rifle cartridge will be tax exempt and eligible for tax deductions as an educational item.

The .22 Long Rifle (.22LR) has been the foundation of safe training for persons of all ages, gender, religion, race or ethnicity for well over a century (1887).   

The 22 Long Rifle cartridge is not considered a defensive or offensive round by the U.S. Military or the military of any developed nation.  

1.  The 22 Long Rifle cartridge will be tax exempt from any current and future taxes.  

2.  The 22 Long Rifle tax exempt status shall be applicable in the same way as some food items are tax exempt.  This is an educational product.  Educational organizations currently receive tax exempt status.

3.  Solid point variants and all 40 grain round nose variants are NOT considered suitable for tasks such as farm pest control.  The 40 grain variant is to be classified as an educational items.  A State Income Tax credit of $0.003 per round will deductible on State Income Tax submissions forms by legal residents of the State of California.


1.  Less than 40 grain bullet weight and/or hollow point variants.

These are commonly used for pest control.  As our government subsidizes corn, grain and other products in our nation and since pest control products and chemicals are considered a deductible business expense the 22 Long Rifle 36 grain hollow point cartridge will be afforded additional tax refund status.

Legal farmers in the State of California or any who file as being in an agriculture field or avocation whose direct income is derived from farming, conservation, land use, agriculture will receive $0.005 per round of ammunition purchased for any bullet weight less than 39 grains and of hollow point or any construction other than 40 grain round nose construction of the projectile in the format of what the firearms industry and FBI ballistics considers STANDARD VELOCITY ammunition.  If the variant is considered HIGH VELOCITY the cartridge will be considered a pest control round for use by the agricultural community.  In this case the tax credit will be $0.008 per round.


Any program run by an accredited organization such as the NRA (National Rifle Association) or licensed firearms training persons and/or organizations will receive funding in accordance with the spirit and intent of the historical Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a U.S. government-chartered program that promotes firearms safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special emphasis on youth. Any U.S. citizen who is not legally prohibited from owning a firearm may purchase a military surplus rifle from the CMP, provided they are a member of a CMP affiliated club.  The CMP operates through a network of affiliated shooting clubs and state associations that cover every state in the U.S. The clubs and associations offer firearms safety training and marksmanship courses as well as the opportunity for continued practice and competition.

The Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) was created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 1903 War Department Appropriations Act. 

Over the years the emphasis of the program shifted to focus on youth development through marksmanship. From 1916 until 1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army. Title XVI of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106, 10 February 1996) created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice & Firearms Safety (CPRPFS) to take over administration and promotion of the CMP.  The CPRPFS is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation chartered by the U.S. Congress, but is not an agency of the U.S. government (Title 36, United States Code, Section 40701 et seq.). Apart from a donation of surplus .22 and .30 caliber rifles in the Army's inventory to the CMP, the CMP receives no federal funding.

The National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP), an advisory board to the Secretary of the Army (SA), which was created in 1903, was disestablished by this law and replaced by the CPRPFS. The initial board was appointed by the SA and is responsible to develop all policies and procedures for the implementation of all aspects of the CMP.



  1. George Vreeland HillJune 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    The NRA and other gun lovers use the Second Amendment as proof of their right to bear arms.
    The Second Amendment is outdated and is of no use in today's society.
    In fact, the Second Amendment was written as a right to bear arms for colonists to protect themselves against other colonists, Indians and to form a militia in case the British invaded farms and other private lands.
    To use it today as a law is very silly.
    If that is all the NRA and their followers have to justify their use of guns, then they will soon lose the fight about gun control.
    It is a matter of time.
    Guns that are used to kill other people such as pistols, assault weapons and others must be banned.
    They have no business being in people's hands.
    Our right to be free from gun violence far outweighs any right to bear arms.
    We have had enough of guns.

    George Vreeland Hill

  2. George,

    One of the most dear freedoms in this country is freedom of speech and you have the right to express your opinion.

    As long as law enforcement take minutes to arrive to situations where human life can be lost in seconds, as long as our government continues to have issues brought to light of corruption and as long as the government issues statements that they intend to take all firearms out of the hands of all people not under their direct control your values will be looked down upon by many Americans.

    What other amendments do you suggest we toss out due to age?