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California is about to tax guns more like alcohol and tobacco − and that could put a dent in gun violence

By Topher L. McDougal, Professor of Economic Development & Peacebuilding, University of San Diego
Starting in July 2024, California will be the first state to charge an excise tax on guns and ammunition. The new tax – an 11% levy on each sale – will come on top of federal excise taxes of 10% or 11% for firearms and California’s 6% sales tax.

The National Rifle Association has…The Conversation

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