Skip to comments.California's state Senate Democrats roll out big gun control package (Considering to Confiscate)
Posted on 02/08/2013 11:45:22 AM PST by Red Steel
All semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines would be banned, all guns would be registered and no ammunition could be bought without a special permit in California under a sweeping list of bills rolled out Thursday by state Senate Democrats.
The 10-bill package constitutes the single largest gun control push in decades in the Golden State, which already boasts some of the nation's strictest gun laws. It joins equally controversial proposals from Assembly Democrats that would regulate and tax ammunition sales and consider taking the state's 166,000 registered assault weapons from their owners.
This first unified California plan comes less than a month after New York adopted its own sweeping package of new gun controls and President Barack Obama announced a package of executive actions, all in the wake of December's Connecticut schoolhouse massacre. Even as this plan emerged Thursday, House Democrats' gun violence task force was announcing 15 "policy principles," including protecting Second Amendment rights but also instituting universal background checks and reinstating a federal assault weapons ban.
"We respect the Second Amendment right of law-abiding citizens to have guns for hunting, for sport,
proliferation of guns designed to be fired and reloaded rapidly," he said. "We can save lives by getting guns and ammunition out of the hands of the wrong people. We can save lives if every gun owner knows how to safely handle those guns. And if we can save lives, we must act to do so."
Gene Hoffman of Redwood City, co-founder and chairman of the Calguns Foundation gun rights group, countered that "almost every item in the proposal is wildly unconstitutional."
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Looks like I best be packing.
What they forgot to say was that they respect the right of criminals to have their illegal guns.
They deliberately leave guns in the hands of the violent criminals while trying to take them away from honest, non-violent citizens.
It’s coming to a time when these fools need to be simply ignored with mass non-compliance.
The left is treating this as just another power grab. These fools will start another civil war over this idiocy.
The Calif. Democrats are a heady lot with their super majority. I’d believe they are going to find some resistance to their headiness.
Registration ALWAYS leads to confiscation...
Taking a page from Dear Reader, I see. Just like in the movie "The Mask"
If noone stops you, how can it be unconstitutional?
Not surprising the California Senate wants to protect his kind and make things easier.
The solution really does lie in rounding up Democrats and waterboarding them to see if they're dangerous.
So much for all those dissembling re-assurances that registration would not lead to confiscation.
“Looks like I best be packing.”
Oh, my, this is bad. Maybe these bills will be watered down and/or not pass. It’s not set in concrete - yet.
Lexington & Concord
Will the California Minutemen be ready?
You’re not trying to talk her into staying, are you? :-)
Typical Liberal ‘Hunting and Sport’.
If you live in California too bad for you. You’re screwed.
San Diego was looking so good, too...
CA Rats might want to reread Newton.
Registration ALWAYS leads to confiscation. ALWAYS.
Why did 166,000 people register their weapons? That violates ones 4th amendment rights
Wish for the “big one” to break off that Socialist Cesspool from the continental US like in the movie 2012!While your at it,add The People’s Republic of New Jersey to that wish !
Tough to believe this is even worse than what we are facing here in the People’s Republic of Maryland, but it may be worse!
Random groups of thugs, looters, and zombies we can handle. Armored personnel carrier, drone over watched, machine gun toting SWAT teams ain't going to work.
Time to move on to someplace we can live out the rest of our years in the USA. Must be one or two states left.
No matter if it is rated blue( because of the septic tanks of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania is really firearm friendly. No restrictions on type of firearm or magazine capacity. CCW permit in two weeks without even a qualification course. Open and concealed carry .Castle Doctrine. The ONLY law making body that can change a firearm law is the state legislature.
Home to about 1 million deer hunters who use high powered rifles and not shotguns.You can even have your” Winchester Cabin” in the millions of acres of forest land that exists in the state.
And what's really interesting about the 14th Amendment is the following. Military issues aside, Sec. 5 of 14A seems to indicate that the only gun legislation that Congress can make is to protect citizens' privileges and immunities, including the 2nd Amendment, from abridgement by the states.
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They are banning the wrong thing (of course) which will have unintended consequences... AGAIN.
This is a textbook example of projection. The "liberal" thought process that manifests as elevated levels of crime is being projected (by the liberals) onto the "evil guns."
Thanks for the info. Will peruse the internet for availability and price. Weather is a concern after 6 decades of Cali., but when you are approaching refugee status how picky can you be?
You have no Second Amendment right for hunting or sport.
You have a Second Amendment right (AND OBLIGATION) to be part of the Militia, to defend the People.
I'm not sure. A misplaced belief in the probity of governments at every level ?
That violates ones 4th amendment rights
Ah,yes. The so called "Bill of Rights" pity no one bothers to abide by it any more especially governments.
Trying to outdo Illinois where gun bans worked so well especially in Chi-Congo.
Four seasons. High 90’s in summer to sometimes below 0 in winter. Much like Bear Lake I suppose!
The second amendment is not about hunting or sporting. It's about this right here! It's about these non-representing representatives and other agents of and within government who think it lies within the scope of thier powers to tyrannize the citizens of this republic.
“Maybe these bills will be watered down and/or not pass. Its not set in concrete - yet.”
I would suggest not holding your breath on that hope. This will be a test for the NRA’s effectiveness in championing 2nd Amendment rights. The California Dems criminally irresponsible legislation will wind up in court, win in all the lower courts up to and including the 9th Circus, before winding up in the USSC.....
There will be a landmark USSC decision over all the gun laws the California legislature rams through. (No-one can stop the Dems from passing anything they want in Cal.) Let’s hope the make-up of the Court remains as it is today.
Yeah elections do matter....one conservative Justice dies or resigns and we will officially be a bananna republic complete with a tin horn resident President for Life.
Conservatives best keep their eyes focused on California/NY.....failure to bring these states to the curb will have devastating results for our nation’s future
Haynes v. U.S. (1968) Need to remind the legislatures about this.
Criminals can not be prosecuted for NOT registering their firearms.
Remember this from the AW ban?
A firearm suitable for sporting use may not be considered suitable for sporting use.
How does the ancient saying go? Molon Labe?
They’re already ranked #1 by the Brady bunch.
Are they worried that NJ and Mass are catching up?
I have a different memory of these events. AG Dan Lungren silently refused to enforce this law and self registration was completely ignored by the gun owners of Cal. It had the state Dems in an uproar for years. Dan held up his hands, shrugged, and stonewalled....
Dan Lungren later became a US Rep, one of the House’s more Conservative members. He became a thorn in the Dem’s side especially Pelosi’s.... She targeted Dan’s seat, along with 9 other seats held by Conservatives for defeat by lefty losers and the Dems spent huge amounts of money trying to turn the district.
After 6 years of trying with no success, Dan’s district was redistricted and he lost to a crackpot Democrat far lefty named Amni Bera, who had been hand picked by Pelosi 4 years ago, losing his first attempt in 2010. No problem a little redistricting and voter fraud solved that!
No wonder we continuely lose we keep eating our own.....I know about me..... but are you sure you’re a Conservative?????
It seems the progressive gust from the bombastic, bellowing foghorn finally made its way to the West Coast.
I should move to Reno, Vegas, or Yuma and open up an ammo store......
The gangs are exempted from this law.
MS 13 and their likes have gotta be loving this.
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