Later today, the California Senate Public Safety Committee will hear S.B. 710. The bill would repeal Section 33410 of the Penal Code, making California the 43rd state to legalize the ownership of suppressors at the state level . . .
The legislation, introduced by Senator Anderson (no relation), would also amend the Fish and Game Code to legalize the use of suppressors for hunting. The odds of S.B. 710 making it out of committee are lower than a snake’s belly.
The California legislature doesn’t exactly have a good record of allowing its citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights. More specifically, the Committee is made up of five Democrats and two Republicans, chaired by Democratic Senator Nancy Skinner.
Here’s Senator Skinner’s post-Mandalay Bay bump fire stock statement:
I am truly heartbroken over the loss of so many lives, the horrific injuries and the suffering families and friends are now going through.
How can we justify laws that make it ok for someone to own an automatic weapon? Such a mass shooting is only possible when a shooter has a weapon that can shoot up to 100 bullets per minute.
What possible arguments can be made in support of laws that make owning assault rifles and automatic and semi-automatic weapons legal? To stop these senseless tragedies we must stand up to the gun lobby and eliminate these laws.
California: where gun rights go to die.