Many people say things like “let California fall into the sea.” Or “those idiots voted for this, they deserve it.” I can assure you I never once voted to increase my taxes or add to the state’s already numerous gun laws. Yet because of the location of my husband’s job, I was subjected to those policies. Did I deserve to fall into the sea for simply living past an imaginary line where people aren’t allowed as much freedom as others? (Don’t answer, that’s rhetorical.) The point is, you won’t hear that kind of sass from me. I have a problem with oppression, I was just lucky enough to escape it. Some of my friends lack the money for a move, and I know they hate this too. Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of the “Gunpocalypse” gun bills headed to the California Senate. . .
- AB 0156: Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
- AB 0857: Requires serial numbers to be placed on all home-built firearms, as well as curio and relic handguns dating back to 1899.
- AB 1135: Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices, such as “bullet buttons”.
- AB 1511: Criminalizes loaning of firearms between personally known, law-abiding adults, including sportsmen and hunters.
- SB 0880: Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices, such as “bullet buttons”.
- SB 0894: Victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms within a short time frame.
- SB 1006: University of California taxpayer funding for gun control research.
- SB 1407: Requires serial numbers to be placed on all home-built firearms, as well as curio and relic handguns dating back to 1899.
- SB 1446: Retroactively bans possession of lawfully acquired, standard capacity magazines that can hold over 10 rounds.
- SB 1235: Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
Keep in mind, this would automatically criminalize those with already “bullet button” enabled semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. (The best feeling in the world was throwing those damn things away when I moved). This would also criminalize hunters caught shooting a friend’s gun to take an animal because there will be no borrowing of guns. Period.
The addition of serial numbers to “all firearms” will most likely end up banning all 80% lower receivers and eventually even those that come stamped with a SN, although that isn’t specifically stated, it’s California, and that’s the goal. Law by law, to take away your right to own certain weapons until there are none on the list.
Perhaps the scariest of all of these bills, is the first one. This would create a registry for ammo purchases as well. The state will now track how much ammunition you buy. Well, there’s no way that could possibly go wrong, ammiright?
I want Californians to know that just because I am now a Wyomingite, and live back in my football team’s territory rather than that of the 49ers, I will not forget that you are behind enemy lines. I will continue to fight for gun rights for all, not just those that already have that freedom.