“The debate over gun control took center stage at the state Capitol Wednesday, where hundreds, including the families of gun violence victims, rallied in support of legislation that would close a background check loophole on gun loans.” Is this a day that ends in a ‘y’? When isn’t gun control on center stage at the California state capitol?
This little assemblage — and we do mean little — turned out in support of Assembly Bill 1511. We know…there are so many civilian disarmament efforts rattling around in Sacramento right now that it’s hard to tell the civil rights abrogations without a scorecard.
The bill would place tighter rules on gun owners who lend firearms to another person. Legislators said the new bill would require a background check before a gun is loaned out — unless the loan is made to a close family member.
The kcra.com report report dutifully included a note from the NRA, because balance:
“This bill is full of problems, but the bottom line is that it’s already illegal for a prohibited person to have a firearm. This bill doesn’t change that. It only criminalizes what used to be legal, temporary transfers. For criminals this just makes it ‘double illegal.'”
Silly gun nuts. Criminalizing activity that’s currently legal is a feature here, not a bug.