Friday, May 31, 2013
California's Jihad Against The 2nd Amendment Continues - On Steroids
California's Democrat dominated legislature is continuing its steady progress towards eventual confiscation with scads of new anti-Second Amendment legislation.
The state's laws are already the most anti-gun ownership in the country, but you ain't seen nothin' yet, as the saying goes.
Under a bill passed by the Senate, Californians who want to buy ammunition would have to submit personal information and a $50 fee for a background check by the state. Then the state Department of Justice would determine whether buyers have a criminal record, severe mental illness or a restraining order that would disqualify them from owning guns.
I wonder if being a registered Republican, voicing 'unpopular opinions' or an affiliation with certain conservative groups will be classified by Democrat appointees in the state Department of Justice as 'mental illness'?
The Senate also passed a bill that would outlaw the sale, purchase and manufacture in California of semiautomatic rifles that can accommodate detachable magazines.
For those of you whom actually know anything about firearms, all rifles are semi-auto unless we're talking about bolt action single shots or black powder rifles.And there are plenty of rifles used in ordinary hunting and target shooting that use box type detachable magazines of anywhere from 3 shots and up. This bill affects all of them.
The measure, SB 374 by Leftist loon Darrell Steinberg(D-Sacramento), also would require anyone who presently owns a weapon of this kind to register them with the state.For a hefty additional fee, of course. The idea is to pass a subsequent bill prohibiting the transfer of these weapons to friends and family, so that eventually they'll disappear through attrition except in the hands of criminals.
The Assembly joined the anti-gun action by passing AB 48, authored by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, Democrat from Berkeley, (of course) to require the state Department of Justice to notify local law enforcement agencies when someone buys more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition and to ban kits that convert magazines to carry more than 10 rounds. There 's a similar bill making the rounds in the state assembly would ban gun ownership for anyone who conveys a serious threat of violence to a licensed psychotherapist...and would require that therapist to make a subjective judgement on whether to violate Doctor patient confidentiality to report it, or be subject to liability.
The state senate and assembly bills will pretty much guarantee that a lot of people who might benefit from therapy, like vets with post traumatic stress aren't going to seek it for fear of having their rights taken away. The prohibitive fees on ammo and gun ownership will likewise affect the ability of working families to defend themselves and their proerty, and will also disproportionally affect blacks and Latinos. It will also impact single women living alone,unless they're rich enough to afford private protection.
There's absolutely no doubt that these measures will pass both houses of the legislature and be signed into law by Governor Brown.
This is unscientific, but a Los Angeles Times straw poll on whether these measure should become law has 12,655 no votes ( 94%) as opposed to 531 yes votes (6%) as of this morning.
There may very well be legal challenges, as there were in Chicago and Washington DC, but they take time and in the interim Californians will live with laws designed to disarm them and make them defenseless.