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California Taxes Are Among the Highest in the Nation

California taxes are known for being among the highest in the country. The state gives residents a break when it comes to inheritance and estate taxes and property taxes aren’t particularly high, but income tax rates are significant, as are sales tax rates.
California State Income Tax

California has 10 personal income tax rates, ranging from 0% to 13.3% as of 2020. The highest rate of 13.3% begins at incomes of $1 million or more for single filers as of 2020. This increases to incomes of $1,181,484.00 or more for spouses or registered domestic partners who file jointly. The 13.3% rate is referred to as the “millionaire’s tax” and is an added 1% surcharge over the 12.3% rate for other taxpayers.1

New California Gun Laws and Proposals for 2021

Each new year law-abiding gun owners in California need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. You may have seen discussion about bills that could affect your gun and self-defense rights. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The California Legislature has been busy, and a number of new firearm regulations recently went into effect. Others were signed into law and will be effective in future years. Here are the 2020 legal updates that all California firearm owners should be aware of.

Guns Prevent Thousands of Crimes Every Day, Research Shows

Guns Don’t Kill People, They Save Them

Liberty isn’t the only thing likely to be lost when gun laws are passed to appease emotions over reason, evidence, logic, and rights. Lives will most assuredly be lost, too. Lots of them.

This raises a point amplified in another context almost two centuries ago by Frederic Bastiat in his famous essay with a title that sums it up, “That Which is Seen and That Which is Not Seen.”

Petition against Liberal gun ban signed by over 100,000 upset Canadians

A petition against the Liberal gun ban has just accumulated over 100,000 signatures. Petition E2341 is a petition against a ban on “military-style assault rifles.” The petition was initiated by Alberta resident, Bradley Manysiak.

NDP proposal: abolish billionaires by taking 100% of their money; phase-out armed forces and convert them to social workers.

There’s a reason I call the NDP “the you’ve got to be kidding party.”

Here’s John Ivison in this week’s Postmedia column in advance of the you’ve got to be kidding party’s annual convention (National Post went with the headline “John Ivison: Preposterous NDP policy resolutions suggest the inmates are taking over” because they’re excessively polite and understated):

NDP proposes abolition of Canadian Army and police at upcoming policy convention

At its annual policy convention on April 9-11, members of the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) are expected to vote on resolutions such as the abolition of the Canadian Armed Forces, defunding the RCMP, resuming diplomatic ties with Iran, among other resolutions.

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