Over at calguns.net, Kestryl responds to the sinking ship that is California gun rights:
Gun owners in California have taken a major shot tonight. There is no two ways about it. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel betrayed, frustrated and angry. I hate what these people are doing to my home and to the extended family of California gun owners, shooters, collectors and competitors. But that was the point I believe. We had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at us this year, a concerted effort to reach as far as they could to curtail our beliefs and remove our rights. But there was more to it then that I think. Every bit as much as these legislators wanted to strip us of our rights it is my belief that they also wanted to beat us down, break our will, to silence us by pushing us to the point of saying ‘What’s the use?’ To drive us to the point of giving up. t’s not enough to subjugate people, you have to make them accept subjugation so they do not fight back. And that I think was a major reason for what we’ve seen this year . . .
I’ve called, faxed, emailed every day.
I’ve made my voice heard if not listened to.
I’m frustrated that all the effort I’ve seen from the people on this forum and across the State has been completely ignored by those who are suppose to serve us.
Saying ‘It’s over, we’re beaten’ would be easy.
But dammit I WILL NOT QUIT!!!!!
I will fight these self serving bastards until these are vetoed and if that does not happen I will fight them in court and if that doesn’t happen I will fight them at the ballot box and in elections!!!
I am on obstinate son of a *****.
I WILL NOT give them the satisfaction of saying ‘We beat him down and made him quit.’
I may end up fighting this fight until the day I die but I WILL NOT ******* QUIT!!!!
I really don’t have much more to say but dammit I needed to say this.
I’m not going to say any more about that than this: this will not end well.