The left coast is where gun rights go to die — at least until they can be challenged and overturned in the courts — and California is its epicenter. It’s the Mordor of civilian disarmament.
It isn’t widely known, but the California capitol building doesn’t have a dome over it like most state capitols. Instead, it has a tower with an all-seeing eye that scan’s the landscape, tirelessly searching for new and more innovative ways to infringe on citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
How did you think they manage to stay ahead of every other state and keep earning that coveted Giffords A rating?
One of the latest hoplophobic schemes the California Assembly came up with was to ban police departments and other public agencies from selling the guns, ammunition, and body armor it no longer needs to offset the cost of upgrading and buying new gear. While the bill would have allowed the sales if dealers promised not to re-sell the gear to consumers, legislators apparently feared that some of it would still end up in the hands of civilians who would then use it to, you know, keep and bear arms. And God knows we can’t have that.
While California Governor Gavin Newsom has never seen a gun control bill he couldn’t get behind, he has bigger, more important priorities these days. He’s very busy positioning himself as the go-to choice to run for President in 2024 if and when the desiccated husk that currently sits behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office (when he’s actually awake) is finally judged to be completely non-functional or simply fails to wake up one morning.
That image makeover has required Newsom to take some unexpected steps in order to make himself appear more centrist and “reasonable” so as not to spook too many of the horses if and when his name appears on a national ballot next November.
Toward that end, the greasy Gov has recently vetoed bills that would have decriminalized psychedelic shrooms, prohibited caste-based discrimination, and legalized cannabis cafes…moves he never would have made if he didn’t have higher office in mind.
The latest in his string of these “Hey, I’m just a regular guy like you, Joe Sixpack!” moves was to veto the bill that would have banned used gun and gear sales. Newsom claims his only motivation was fiscal responsibility and keeping the agencies from spending too many tax dollars. If you believe that, we have a bridge across San Francisco Bay we’d like to talk to you about.
Here’s the letter he sent to his ideological compadres who work in the building under the big eye . . .