Opinion: Here's how a California tax on firearms would prevent gun violence and save lives


A line outside a gun store in Culver City. The Legislature has passed a bill to impose an 11% excise tax on guns and ammunition.
Judging by the measurement that matters most, California’s gun laws have been effective. Thirty years ago, the state’s gun homicide rate was the third highest in the nation, 50% higher than the national average. Last year, thanks to such sensible…

This story appeared on latimes.com, 2023-09-19.
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