725,000 rifles, pistols and shotguns in 2012!
This state is about taxes, fees, licenses, money, money, money.
I wonder if some of those democrats in Sacramento are thinking about what kind of revenue 3 million concealed carry licenses, at $200.00 a pop, and gun class fees, etc, would bring in to feed the government pensions.
IMHO, Steinberg and his ilk simply cannot agree to that, no matter what the "profit" in terms of taxes. It is totally against their very core of liberalism.
'Sides, doj gets 48 bucks,and county get 28. The qualifications are paid to private run orgs.
I think the PTB are more worried about the number of firearms that are NOT represented by ccw. It stifles their plans long term.
Don't forget, this is per year.
Since roos roberti in 89, I suspect many hundreds of thousands of firearms have passed annually into the hands of the citizenry of this state.
As someone posted up thread, they have no idea.