On Monday, April 16, AB 2497 passed the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee and was referred to the Assembly Public Safety Committee where it awaits a hearing date.  

Assembly Bill 2497, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-9), would place an additional tax on firearms and ammunition for an unspecified amount to fund police officers and counselors at schools. While the NRA supports improving school security, it is unjust to saddle gun owners with additional taxes to fund programs that should be of concern to all Californians.