Saturday, July 2, 2016

DISASTER! California Passes Long List Of Anti-Gun Legislation

This past week, Hawaii became the first state to create a national gun registry for all gun owners. And now on Thursday, California passed a lengthy list of anti-gun measures that is on its way to Governor Jerry Brown's desk.

Here are some of the proposals:

-Ban possession of high-capacity magazines
-Limit the number of "long guns" a person can buy in a month
-Penalties for failing to report stolen guns
-Seize from people considered a danger

While anti-gun advocates think this is great news, I beg to differ. What makes California think they're going to enforce this when they already have strict gun control in their state? 

And who is the government to determine what is a "high capacity"? Its just a number, and as long as a "high capacity" magazine is in the hands of a law abiding citizen, nobody is in danger. Plus, when they have a number they consider a "high capacity", they will always work in stepping stones to lower that number every time. In other words, its a slippery slope, and a dangerous one. This same concept goes for "long guns."

Next, who would trust the government to determine exactly who is a danger? After all, look at our national no-fly list. There are no due process rights for individuals on it, so once you're on it, you're on it and it can be very difficult to clear your name. California thinks ramming through more gun control measures will be their solution, but they will be disappointed to find out this will not be the case. 

Living in the suburbs south of Chicago most of my life, I know that passing strict gun control measures do not work, with downtown Chicago being the prime example. The city has the most strict anti-gun measures in the nation, yet witness out of control crime sprees and murder rates year after year.

Eventually, states like California will have to wake up some day and come to the realization that countless anti-gun measures never has and never will be the solution to curb crime.

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