California Will Not Be Outdone!

Posted: February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized
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California lawmakers were feeling a little bitter about being knocked out the top spot as the nations most restrictive state on gun control state. But have no fear California residents your employees have decided not to let you down and have introduced a bill that will surely put them right back in the top spot!

You can read about it here but I will highlight some of the finer points.

According to the article linked above here are a few from their outline:

Banning the possession — not just manufacture and sale — of magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
Making possession of hollow point bullets and similar “assault bullets” a felony.
Requiring anyone wishing to buy ammunition to first get a permit by passing a background check.
Requiring the registration and reporting of all ammo purchases.
Limits the number of rounds anyone can have at one time to 500 rounds.
Requiring all gun owners will have to be licensed like drivers, and will be forced to carry gun liability insurance.
Banning any gun that has a detachable magazine, and requires a 100% prohibition of all fixed magazines greater than 10 rounds.

Congrats California on your attempt at trying to take back the throne in order display your dominance among the anti-gun world. To me that is like having the front seat on the short bus. But to each their own right?

Let’s have a look at some of the areas your bill touches. The first bit about limiting magazine capacity is no surprise. In fact New York went to 7 so California is starting out in 2nd place.

The second point is a new one. Assault bullets? I call them responsible bullets. They seem to think these bullets are designed to inflict maximum damage and make them extra deadly. While I can’t argue that ammo manufacturers are not trying to make bullets that tickle, I can assure you that anybody that has an IQ larger than luke warm water knows that Hollow point bullets are designed to stay in the intended target. I think they should be refered to as “responsible bullets” because these things are designed to make as little collateral damage as possible. But I have to ask, does this ban apply to law enforcement? If in fact it does I hope you have some really good lawyers lined up for those departments that have bullets exiting the intended target and striking innocents on the other side. If it does not apply then I hope you realize that you just created an elite class of people who have special rules.

The next couple is their push for requiring people to get permits before they are able to buy ammo. And also limiting the number of rounds one person can have at one time to 500. Really? I know some training classes that I would like to take that require 800 or more. And think about the .22 cal bricks that come in 555 rounds, when you buy them do you have to count 55 out and hand them back to the seller? “I’m sorry sir. Here is 57 back I think there might be a loose round or two in my shooting bag.” Give me a break.

I could dissect this all day long and add facts and logic to debunk or prove these laws would have no effect but I would only be preaching to the choir. It is just another example of politicians using a national time of healing to pass emotional laws that will have zero effect on preventing the same from happening again.

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