If you are a gun owner or even if you are not, this should be of concern to you. California Democrats have introduced legislation to severely limit sales of ammunition, ban gun shows in the Cow Palace and eliminate your right to re-load your own ammo by outlawing the sale of black powder and other elements.
I don’t care if you’re a ‘gun nut’ or not, this should be scaring you. Once again it’s the government meddling in places they don’t belong, restricting access for legitimate gun owners and acting in direct contra-indication to the rights bestowed on us by our constitution.
Do you really think banning sales of more than 50 pieces of ammunition a month will do ANYTHING to deter criminals? No, it will impact the recreational gun owner who enjoys a weekend of shooting (and there are lots of them). Do you think banning gun sales at the Cow Palace will eliminate criminals easy access to guns? Not in the least – plus for Democrats it’s just the first step toward outlawing gun sales in any publicly owned venue, then any privately owned venue, then…
I hate to sound trite but ‘When guns are outlawed – only outlaws will have guns’. Democrats will not be happy until every single freedom you and I enjoy is either taken away completely or placed under the benevolent supervision and control of ‘the government’ or whomever they see fit to assign as arbiters of justice and freedom. Stalin tried it. Hitler gave it a run. It’s in the news today from Iran. Now it’s news from Sacramento – like those boneheads don’t have enough to worry about in this fiscally and morally bankrupt state. As if Mark Leno’s comedic performance on the budget webinar last week wasn’t enough, now he’s stepping even further away from anything he knows anything about.
Well, it probably doesn’t concern your freedom – after all, you’re not one of those gun owners. But let me re-iterate a slogan that I fear all too much. ‘When they came for the Jews I said nothing, for I am not a Jew. When they came for the Gypsies, I said nothing because I am not a Gypsy and didn’t want to make waves. When they came for the Catholics, I said nothing because I’m not a Catholic and didn’t want them to notice me. Then they came for me … and there was nobody left to stand in my defense.’
If you don’t stand for something, you stand for nothing. I’m not a gun owner and this BS infuriates me. Hopefully you will take a moment. Sen John Benoit is Vice-Chair of the Public Safety Committee and local to the Riverside/Palm Springs area. Please read up on the issue and let our legislators know they should be concentrating on more important matters – like saving our failing state – not worried about injecting themselves into yet another area of our lives.
Two Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled to be Considered Next Week!
Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
Assembly Bill 962 and Senate Bill 585 are scheduled to be considered on Tuesday, June 30. AB962 will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee and SB585 will be considered by the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), AB962 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the Department of Justice’s database. Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers. The bill would also require purchasers submit to fingerprinting, which would be kept in dealers’ records and subject to inspection by the Department of Justice. Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited.
SB585, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno (D-3), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace. In short, SB585 is a stepping-stone to banning gun shows on all publicly-owned property in California.
It is imperative that you stand-up and respectfully make your voices heard! Please contact the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and urge them to oppose AB962. Also, please contact the members of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and insist that they defeat SB585. Contact information can be found below.
SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE:
State Senator Mark Leno (D-3) – Chair
State Senator John J. Benoit (R-37) – Vice-Chair
State Senator Gilbert Cedillo (D-22)
State Senator Loni Hancock (D-9)
State Senator Robert Huff (R-29)
State Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-6)
State Senator Roderick Wright (D-25)
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY:
Assembly Member Jose Solorio (D-69) – Chair
Assembly Member Curt Hagman (R-60) – Vice Chair
Assembly Member Warren T. Furutani (D-55)
Assembly Member Danny D. Gilmore (R-30)
Assembly Member Jerry Hill (D-19)
Assembly Member Fiona Ma (D-12)
Assembly Member Nancy Skinner (D-14)