California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a slew of anti-gun bills designed to make the AR-15 — even bullet-button enabled ARs — illegal. But guess what? The free market has already provided a solution. The creator of the bullet-button is giving a middle finger to the tyrants in California. If you can’t escape from the authoritarian mess that’s been created in that socialist wasteland, here’s an option to keep your AR-15 fully compliant.
The very act of signing the bills into law has dramatically increased the number of AR-15s being sold in that state. Golden State gun sales have surged — even as California gun sellers promise non-compliance and massive civil disobedience. The gun store in my former home town in Lassen County, for example, has vowed to continue to do business as usual, regardless of the new firearms and ammunition laws.
Californians — gun owners who will become felons by not registering firearms they already own — say they won’t comply. Not one person I’ve talked to said they’ll remove their “high capacity magazines” or register their “assault weapons.” Paying $200 per gun to register it with the state, begging for permission to keep an item that was peacefully and lawfully acquired. How anyone can see this as anything less than tyranny is beyond my level of comprehension.
The Second Amendment wasn’t written to “allow” Americans to shoot at deer. While government officials and lawmakers feel free to ignore the Founders’ intent, we need to remember it. Anyone remember the original Brexit? Maybe the reason we are all going to watch things blow up today? Hint Hint.
Remember, the 4th of July was the day we declared our independence from tyrants. Not the day we actually won the bloody Revolutionary War. Massive respect to those vowing jail time or worse in California, especially as we gather together to celebrate our freedom. Our freedom was not declared from other civilians or another species or some obscure thing. We declared our freedom from a government.
Stay strong, California gun owners. Happy 4th of July.