Arizona has, arguably, America’s best gun laws. By best I mean fewest. Any debate over who has the worst gun laws is likely to be more contentious, given that Hawaii hasn’t issued a concealed carry permit since 2000, New Jersey bans hollow point ammunition and owning a bump fire stock in Massachusetts could get you life in prison. But let’s face it, California is . . .
where gun rights go to die. Or, more precisely, where new forms of civilian disarmament are born. To wit: this morning’s quote of the day on a bill to encourage CA residents to ban themselves from firearms purchases.
In fact, no gun control law is too 2A defiling for the Golden State’s doyennes of disarmament. Laws enabling new and virulent forms of government tyranny.
No surprise there, right? Check this out [via reason.com]:
Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon’s law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
“We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon explained in a press release.
Connecting the dots between gun control and control control is child’s play. But which way is the wider American playhouse going? Towards the California model of tyranny or the Arizona model of freedom?