Meanwhile in California, pornographic books are apparently just fine for K-12 school libraries, but periodicals about firearms are adults-only restricted material everywhere in the state. This is a shocking level of book banning!
This is actually nothing new. Cal-unicorn-ia had effectively banned images of handguns in public spaces for a full century. That blatant First Amendment violation was overturned by a federal judge only a few years ago as part of a lawsuit filed against our current, uncontrollably cackling Vice President who was then the AG of CA.
At any rate, despite the fact that federal law allows for the ownership and possession of long guns by minors and the possession of handguns by minors in certain circumstances (employment, ranching, farming, target practice, and hunting), the Golden State of Kommiefornia won’t even allow minors to possess a primarily educational magazine about the shooting sports.
It was outlawed with the passage of AB 2571 which . . .
prohibit(s) a firearm industry member, as defined, from advertising or marketing any firearm-related product, as defined, in a manner that is designed, intended, or reasonably appears to be attractive to minors. The bill would also prohibit a firearm industry member from using, disclosing, or compiling a minor’s personal information if it is intended to market or advertise a firearm to that minor, as specified. The bill would impose a civil penalty of up to $25,000 for each violation of these provisions, and would authorize a person harmed by a violation to bring suit to recover any damages suffered, as specified. The bill would make each copy or republication of marketing or advertising prohibited by these provisions a separate violation.
The prohibition even applies to the Junior Shooters website.
Lovely. Kids involved in the shooting sports on the left coast are relegated to furtively sharing this kind of dangerous samizdat.
Find out more about Junior Shooters magazine and their lawsuit challenging the ban in the Ninth Circuit at JuniorShooters.net