“Enough massacres, death, tears, and hate – it’s time to take action and save lives.” Those are the measured words of California’s oleaginous Lt. Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom celebrating the fact that left coasters will vote in November whether or not to require background checks on ammunition sales.
He said his proposal will give voters “the opportunity to keep guns and ammo out of the hands of violent, dangerous, hateful people. America has too many guns and too much hate. The result is the massacre in Orlando, and dozens of other gun deaths every single day.”
Never mind that the Orlando terrorist, like the San Bernardino terrorists before him, and almost every other mass shooter in the last decade, would have had no problem passing such a check if Newsom’s “Safety for All” initiative had been law. Don’t interrupt him when he’s on a roll.
Oh, and don’t get your hopes up about the ballot measure being voted down.
A Field Poll in January found 80 percent of Californians supporting background checks for buying ammunition and 58 percent favoring outlawing the possession of large-capacity magazines.
So along with the collection of “gunpocalypse” bills currently breezing their way through the Assembly, an ammo background check law would just be icing on the cake. Good times…good times.