California: Five Cent Per Cartridge “Bullet Tax”

 That's be a nickel please (courtesy

As the Brits say, it never rains it only pours. Hot on the heels, or perhaps concurrent with, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s ammo sales registration and magazine misegos comes news of a couple of civilian disarmament bills aimed at killing one Amendment with two stones. “California should tax bullets to pay for mental-health programs and to put more police in crime- ridden areas, two Democratic state lawmakers proposed. One bill, by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson of would impose a 5-cent tax per bullet sold to expand a program that screens children for mental illness. A similar measure from Oakland’s Rob Bonta would aid law enforcement in cities with the highest violent-crime rates.”