Okay, guns may not technically be outlawed, but it’s getting so close they might as well be. And hunting, you might think this is a joke, but it’s not. Read on.
Example of why guns might as well be outlawed. The feds say steel core bullets are potentially armor piercing (hardly). Therefore, they made them illegal to sell to private persons. California said lead bullets are bad for the environment, so they made them illegal to sell in the state. There are two kinds of bullets made today, one has a steel core and the other a lead core. See what I mean?
New legislation says… all semi-auto hand guns sold in California must a have a bullet flag to indicate a round is in the chamber. This is some sort of pop up flag that is supposed to be placed near the rear sight that warns the shooter a round is in the chamber. For purposes of safety this has questionable value. However, it restricts many types of hand gun sales in CA and this makes it good. New legislation says, all guns sold in California must a have a laser imprinted firing pin, so that when striking a bullet primer it leaves an imprint of the guns identifying information. Expensive, unreliable and of minimal use to law enforcement, but it will restrict gun sales, therefore it’s good.
Want to hear more? Alright, how about this new law…all magazines must not exceed a capacity of 10 rounds and the new addition to this law says it may not look like it exceeds 10 rounds! that’s right, if the magazine even looks like it holds more than 10 rounds it is illegal! This serves no practical purpose, but it does inhibit gun sales. Are you getting the picture?
A firearm that is spotted in the open by a visitor to your home can cause your arrest and loss of said weapon. Firearms must be locked away, out of sight in your home and at all times now or you can be in trouble. Detachable magazines for rifles are about to be illegal, making your Mini-14′s, AR-15′s, old military .45 1911′s, and many, many others illegal or they must be duly registered and it looks like they can’t be resold, I’m not clear on this one. Next, you’re about to need a special license to just buy ammunition, that is, if you can find any.
The bill passed yesterday mandates the licensing of bullet buyers in CA. What a crock that is! The list of persons restricted from firearms ownership is now being compared to registered gun purchases and if your name appears on both you can expect a knock on your door by police who will arrest you and seize your firearm/s. What terrible things could put you on the list of persons not allowed to own firearms? If you were a returning war vet and had some PTSD issues, that could do it and you may not even know it. What vet that went through combat didn’t have a little PTSD? If you went through a divorce where the spouse filed a restraining order, that will do it too! Point is, there are many subtle ways to get on that list and you may never know it, until the police are at your door. How do you like the law now? Isn’t CA a piece of work?
The Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has just endorsed a bill to end hunting, with the exception of a few game birds, allowed only if you use a shot gun with steel pellets. Bill passed the Senate and is soon to be law. It’s endorse by Fish and Wildlife.
It gets worse… and there are more bills and laws I could bring to your attention, but the point is, the threat to law abiding citizens and our Constitutional freedoms has never been greater by a radical far left agenda here. We have a legislature that has no accountability for the evil they are doing to us…none. They can keep dishing it out and we are forced to spend ourselves broke trying to keep up and if we don’t then it’s an automatic victory for their side.
In the past decade we’ve come to expect that 6 or 7 gun prohibiting laws would be introduced in the CA legislature. This year we started out with 40! Does the legislature have nothing else to do?
It’s a case of one side being able to introduce any number of gun laws, at no cost, with no accountability. They just keep cranking them out. These are laws that will impact the economy and they restrict the rights of all of us, gun owners or otherwise because you can’t encroach on one right without encroaching on all of them. On the other side, the good side, those people who are most directly impacted by this bad legislation, well, like I said above, they must pay dearly to fight against each bill and/or law or if they don’t then they lose by default.
All the cost, accountability and risk is put on on one side. And this side would be you and me. We’re forced into the position of defending ourselves and our Constitutional rights from every haphazard law that can be cranked off the legislative presses in Sacramento. Unethical legislators see this as a way to overwhelm us. And those bills just keep coming and coming and coming…. There’s no end of creative anti-gun laws coming out of Sacramento! It’s like an obsession with some legislators.
Gun owners simply can’t defend against each and every bill or law enacted. The sheer time and cost of doing so says this is impractical. The liberal legislature has it made with this tactic because they have no such burdens, they bear no risks. They suffer absolutely nothing for creating bad legislation. Heck, they are paid handsomely to harass gun owners with idiotic laws. They’re waging war on us and we lack any effective way of responding, the battle here is totally lop-sided.
The legislature has absolutely no accountability for proposing bad laws except at the ballot box and you see how effective that’s been?
As gun owners, we can’t keep treating the symptoms and ignore the cause while hoping for the best. We’re losing. We’re dying and so are our rights. Sure, we can always hire lobbyists, protest at the Capitaol and we can advertise to try to educate voters. We can spend all our money to do these things, but that’s been not to be enough to stop the plethora of bills that are undermining, or violating your 2nd, 5th and 14th Amendments and we can’t vote them out either. Low information voters have the majority vote. So, not the NRA, not the CA Gun Owners, nor the Pacific Legal or all their lobbyists are making a wit of difference against the gun-grabbers passing bad laws. They’ll keep on passing those laws until they have 100% of what they seek and we are destroyed. They’re 90% of the way done! If you don’t believe me, look at the anti-gun laws that have popped up in recent years! And it doesn’t end until we (gun owners this time) are neutralized and we are almost done at this point.
The only way to effectively fight back is to be able to do what the liberals do to us all the time. Make this fight personal, make this enemy feel some risk and be put on the defensive for a change! We should be able sue the socks off any individual legislators when they go after our Constitutional rights! What worse crime could their be? We must be able to hold them personally liable and accountable whenever they aid or abet the passage of un-Constitutional laws. Notice I said we should, not we can. I’m sorry to report that there is little hope of that remedy levelling the playing field. Lawmakers are protected by the State Constitution from being held civilly liable for damaging us no matter how severely, even if it results in our false imprisonment on one of their phony gun laws. Currently, they cannot be held liable… no matter how egregious, how unethical, how un-Constitutional or how damaging their legislation may be to any number of people. They can damage us at will and yet they are beyond the reach of justice, how is that fair?
In the most blunt, but accurate terms…we’re S-O-L! We desperately need a provision in our State Constitution that says, legislator’s can be reached with civil penalties, but only under very specific and very limited provisions, for example, only if they deliberately intend to harm to our Constitutionally protected freedoms with malicious legislation. Without that narrow exception to keep their agenda on the level, we’ve placed too much on trust and hope and not enough in common sense. The only other alternative is something our forefathers said ought to be the last resort… physical resistance to tyranny. I believe that day has passed, and we’re not going to go there. More likely is, we’re going to resist as best we can hoping for a miracle and we’re going to delay the liberal’s declaration of victory by a few more years, but in the end the outcome looks inevitable.
We didn’t react strong enough when we had the chance years back, possibly because we couldn’t conceive of such a thing actually happening, yet here we are.
Game over. . . or is it?