Skip to comments.California Finds That New Gun Laws are Easier to Pass Than Enact
Posted on 07/17/2017 12:55:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
For advocates of stricter gun laws, a sweeping package of new legislation signed by Californias governor in July 2016 and a similar set of measures approved by the states voters in a referendum four months later served as rare bright spots in a year that they would otherwise rather forget.
The new restrictions included an expanded version of the states assault weapons ban, designed to close a loophole that had been exploited just months earlier by ISIS-inspired gunmen; a prohibition on owning high-capacity magazines; and a requirement for background checks on sales of ammunition. Californias beefed-up laws came as many other states, including Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee, moved in the opposite direction, loosening restrictions on who can legally carry weapons, and where they can carry them.
But implementing several of Californias most significant new laws has proved surprisingly difficult, raising questions about the states process for rolling out what would be among the most stringent firearm restrictions in the United States and highlighting the legal and practical obstacles that come when a state seeks to impose rules that affect large numbers of gun owners....
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The "Leftists" who run the once-Golden State love to pass laws because (1) once a law is passed the problem can be dismissed as solved no matter what effect the law has and (2) it makes it easy to enforce the laws selectively, i.e. go easy on the people you like but come down hard on those you don't and (3) the more laws there are, the more confusing the laws are, and it's easier for powerful, tyrannical people to do whatever they want.
As Tacitus observed: "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
highlighting the legal and practical obstacles that come when a state seeks to impose rules that .........
........violate the Constitution.
sic semper tyrannis
Like ISIS is going to say “Oh darn”???
No, the San Bernardino shooters used AR-15s that were modified illegally under then current California law by removing the 'bullet button' magazine release and installing a standard AR magazine release. There was no loophole exploited, there was just a law broken.
Passing another law banning the 'bullet button' won't make it any harder for criminals to illegally retrofit a standard AR magazine release.
There ya' go!
This will put the terrorists and bad guys out of business!
Now that they can't get Hi-Cap mags and ammo they will have to find jobs, go on welfare or move out of state!!
Loophole, I hear that word a whole lot.
it’s a powerful word, it automatically legitimizes some liberal objection to some Firearms matter.
loophole implies that some thing or right that are right is unfair, a kind of voodoo or hurtful black magic.
that word loophole is getting heavily abused.
The failure of the SC to accept the Peruta v. San Diego case was a kick squarely in the balls of law abiding Californians.
When my parents pass I will leave the state of my birth to find somewhere that respects my rights.
There are some really neat places in the USA.
Everybody thinks that their place is the best because it reinforces their decision to live there.
I see great places every week in the South East. Arizona has great spots as well. Good Luck.
Check out “American Redoubt”.
Or just do like I have been doing for the last 12 years, I buy all my ammunition out of state.
Either in Arizona, Nevada, or Oregon; ammo is a lot cheaper in those states anyway.
Started doing that years ago, on any out of state bird hunting trip, or just camping, rock hunting, or site seeing trip.
Nobody in Tacna Arizona, Ely Nevada, or Burns Oregon gives a damn what type or how much ammunition you want to purchase.
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