By Austin Anderholt | CALIFORNIA
In the State of California, new gun laws are being added every year, infringing on your rights more and more.
California’s governor, Jerry Brown, has been a longtime advocate of heavy gun control laws. In July 2016 alone, Brown signed infringements into law that:
- Outlaw assault rifles with a feature known as a bullet button, which allows shooters to use a small tool to quickly change magazines.
- Mandate background checks when a gun is loaned to someone other than a close relative of the owner.
- Boost penalties for filing false reports of stolen guns, a measure targeting straw purchasers who buy weapons on behalf of people prohibited from doing so.
- Create regulations for ammunition, including requirements that ammo sellers get a license and that purchases be screened.
- Ban possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, requiring people who already own them to turn them into authorities.
It’s going to get a whole lot crazier this year, but before we look at that, let me remind you something: Gun laws do not work and every gun law is an infringement on the second amendment. Many leftists say things like “We should only have handguns! You don’t need an AR-15 to hunt!” Let me remind you that:
Handguns are the cause of the large majority of shootings.
AR-15s are a popular hunting rifle.
Even if the left wasn’t blatantly misinformed about guns, we are forgetting the reason that guns exist: To protect yourself from a tyrannical government. Our “tyrannical government” has access to weapons infinitely more powerful than AR-15s.
The same people who say “We don’t need guns because the government won’t become tyrannical” are the same people that say “Trump is a tyrannical Nazi who’s destroying our government.”
Private property security and rules are much more efficient than government security and regulations. Think about how often a public school shooting happens compared to a shooting at a highly guarded theme park or other private property. We shouldn’t be looking for the government to rule our lives. We should be looking at private businesses to step up their game on private security. It’s much better at stopping shootings than the government.
With these ideas in mind, let’s look at the outrageous new gun laws coming to the golden state in 2018:
They’re taking your assault rifles. California would like you to think that they want you to keep your assault rifles, but they’re cutting through every loophole to stop you from exercising your second amendment right: You can no longer legally buy an assault rifle, and you must register all of the ones you still have to the state. Remember the tyrannical government we talked about earlier? You now have to tell them which guns you have if you’re a California resident. These legal loopholes make me very weary because when governments have slowly infringed on its’ citizens’ rights in the past, it turned out very bad.
The term “Assault Rifle” now includes more guns than ever as California’s new definition of it is “California now defines an “assault weapon” as any semi-automatic, centerfire rifle or semi-automatic pistol that lacks a fixed magazine and has one of a number of features that include a protruding pistol grip or a folding or telescoping stock.” What will this outrageous definition include next?
According to www.Sacbee.com On Jan. 1, it will be illegal to import into California ammunition purchased in another state. The legislature passed a bill in 2016 that would have allowed hunters to bring in up to 50 rounds from out of state without taking it to a dealer, but Proposition 63 overrode that, according to the Department of Justice.
In conclusion, the state of California is using a failed ideology of gun control to run its people. Government is never the answer. I predict crime rates in California to rise higher than expected, and it’s Governors’s approval rating to plummet, especially among the six million gun owners in California.