NRA: Proposed Gun Legislation Exploits Mass Shootings

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SACRAMENTO-

The National Rifle Association has officially voiced its opposition to a number of bills being introduced in California that deal with guns.

The lobbying arm of the NRA posted on its website Thursday, “In an attempt to exploit the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy to further destroy the Second Amendment in the Golden State, anti-gun Democrats in the state Assembly have introduced several anti-gun bills that they will be working to bully through the California Legislature this year.”

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson from Sacramento finds it offensive that the NRA is charging him with exploiting the deaths of innocent children.

“This is not just an issue of what goes on in these horrific events, but it’s about what goes on every day in our neighborhoods, in our streets and in our communities,” Dickinson said Thursday.

He has three bills in the works that have to do with guns. One bill would impose a .05 cent sales tax increase on ammunition, with revenue going towards funding mental health evaluations for school kids.

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