California has long been the land nuts, fruits and flakes run by liberals who would rather trample on the US Constitution and Bill of Rights than on the sidewalks outside their front doors. Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the American people that Congress needs to re-write a new Constitution, while she was pushing Obamacare on the nation. More recently, California has passed laws to allow illegal aliens to register to vote when they obtain or renew a state driver’s license. They’ve passed and put in place the nation’s first cap and trade carbon tax laws and have long led the nation in pushing for the legalization of homosexuality, same-sex marriage and a variety of other perverse and profane abominable lifestyles.
On Friday, California further trampled on the constitutional rights of American citizens. Governor Jerry Brown, a champion of liberal degradation and anti-American values, signed 6 new anti-Second Amendment bills into law.
One new law requires all owners of high capacity magazines that hold over 10 rounds, to turn them in to local and state officials.
Another new law requires background checks on all ammunition purchases. That means anyone who target shoots, skeet or trap shoots and practices before hunting season, will not only have to undergo a background check every time they purchase ammunition, but the government will be watching them like a hawk, ready to jump in, label them dangerous and confiscate all of their weapons and ammunition.
Another new law allows only one purchase of a rifle within a 30-day period. This is completely ridiculous. Anyone planning an attack or mass shooting will just have to plan further ahead, but it won’t stop them. If they are in a hurry, then there are many ways to illegally obtain a firearm if they really want one.
I used to work in a sporting goods department and sold guns and ammunition. I recall one set of parents who came in during a sale to purchase .22 caliber rifles for their twin son and daughter. They both loved to hunt and after successfully completely hunter safety courses, the parents wanted to take advantage of the sale to get them both their own rifles. Under California’s new law, they would only be able to purchase one rifle on sale, wait 30-days and then pay full price for the second.
In signing the new laws, Gov. Brown issued the following statement to the state’s politicians:
“My goal in signing these bills is to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.”
I beg to differ with Brown’s statement. All the new anti-gun laws will do is make it harder for law abiding American citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights. It will be more hoops and hurdles to jump through for the average person. If anything, it will drive the illegal sale of firearms and ammunition high and higher.
I’ve asked liberals on more than one occasion how many times do they know of a criminal who tried to legally purchase a gun and submited to a background check? How many times have police arrested criminals who illegally obtained a firearm?
They generally can’t answer the first question and can’t deny the second, and generally change the subject or end the conversation because they no longer have a defense for their position.
As for California, they are making it harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves which in turn is a boon for criminals who prey on the growing number of unarmed citizens. Why anyone would want to live in California is beyond me.