“A vast majority of California voters — including most Republicans — support proposals that would require background checks to buy ammunition and prevent people on the government’s ‘no-fly’ list from buying guns, the new Field Poll shows,” mercurynews.com reports. To put numbers to that . . .
Yup: 80 percent of Golden Staters want background checks for ammunition purchases. And . . .
Seventy-five percent of those polled reckon Americans on Uncle Sam’s secret, unaccountable, unconstitutional “no-fly” list should have their Second Amendment rights revoked. Because guns.
Just in case you thought the poll was an academic exercise, remember that California Lt. Governor Gavin Newson and his allies are busy collecting some 300k petition signatures to put NICS checks for ammo purchases on the ballot. They’ll get them, too.
I don’t suppose it matters that the right to keep and bear arms isn’t subject to the democratic process means much in a state where the right to keep and bear arms is subject to the democratic process.