While visiting Wyoming, I missed most of the coverage of the South Carolina shooter. I returned home to find politicians demanding disarmament. Again. More. Still. Hello? California already has over 800 laws pertaining to firearms. This farrago of firearms regulations depends on the same logic you find at the California border, where government workers who can’t question or detain “undocumented Americans” ask inbound drivers if they’re transporting any plants, fruits or vegetables . . .
You got me! I’m smuggling an heirloom tomato plant under my jacket and a Saffron Crocus in my spare tire. The idea that genuine “plant smugglers” would queue-up at California border control is more than a little naive. Sure the agents protect against unintentional plant and insect imports, but what good does that do, exactly? As far as I know, non-native plants and harmful insects migrate across state borders all on their own, regardless of laws or law enforcement.
Meanwhile, the border agents suck up valuable taxpayer resources – which could have been spent on eradication efforts. See the parallel? The majority of California’s 800+ gun laws focus on preventing criminals from accessing firearms, burdening law-abiding citizens, accomplishing virtually nothing. Yes, but if it saves just one avocado! I mean, life.
Nothing makes a freedom-loving person contemplate government tyranny faster than living in California – except maybe living in New York. Which is why our family is considering moving to The Equality State. A possibility that seemed particularly attractive as I crossed the imaginary line into a state that somehow transformed my right to keep and bear arms into a state-controlled privilege. And uses armed guards to protect their salad.