“’Effectively, this measure will create a new class of criminals out of those that already comply with common sense practices that now exist,’ wrote President Martin Ryan, Amador County sheriff and PAC Chair Gregory J. Ahern, Alameda County sheriff . ‘The focus of efforts to reduce gun violence in this state should be on those responsible for that violence, not those that have no intent to do harm.’” What the sheriffs apparently miss is the fact that that’s precisely the point of the proposed ballot initiative. Where California’s sheriffs see a bug the size of Burbank, Golden State gun grabbers like Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom see a feature more fantastic than Carmel . . .
If voted into law, Californians would have to undergo a background check just to buy ammo. But that’s just the beginning. As sacbee.com notes,
While California has some of the nation’s most restrictive firearms policies, including a 1999 ban on assault weapons, (the proposed measure) would expand that prohibition to high-capacity magazines grandfathered in by the law. If it passes, the owners would need to sell them to a licensed dealer, transfer them out of the state or turn them in to law enforcement to be disposed of.
You already know how the Second Amendment’s laughed at by those in positions of power on the left coast. They apparently have the same level of respect of the Fifth Amendment there, too.
The governor-wannabe‘s collaborating with most of the state’s usual civilian disarmament suspects to get this latest affront to the right to keep and bear arms enacted.
Newsom is working with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and their bid is backed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose and others.
Anyone willing to bet they won’t get the 366,000 signatures they need to put the initiative on the November ballot?