Thanks to Republican control in Congress and the White House (such as as it is), gun control advocates remain stymied on the federal level. Yes, well, the civilian disarmament industrial complex is alive and well and degrading Americans’ right to keep and bear arms on the state and local level. While New Jersey residents brace themselves for six new gun control measures, Californians are struggling under the yoke of tyranny. We take you now to The City by the Bay . . .
Supervisor Catherine Stefani told the San Francisco Examiner that she will introduce a measure banning concealed weapons within a 500-foot radius of large events. Open carry is not allowed in California, but residents can apply for concealed-carry permits.
Stefani said that she was motivated to introduce the bill after concerns about violence breaking out at events were raised over a planned far-right rally in San Francisco last year.
thehill.com is being funny. San Francisco residents can apply for concealed carry permits, but the odds of getting one are less than the odds of getting struck by lightning while being eaten by a shark immediately after winning the lottery.
Ms. Stefani, on the other hand, is being unintentionally funny — and not in a good way. She wants a gun control law to prevent something that didn’t, and hasn’t, happened. A fact that’s not entirely lost on her, but damn close.
The organizers of the rally canceled the event over safety concerns.
Stefani told the Examiner that she didn’t know of any instances of violence at events in San Francisco that involved concealed weapons, but she still has concerns about the future.
“Concealed carry and guns have caused enough damage in this country altogether,” she said.
The same could be said about politicians who trample on the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Only more so.