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    California slammed with slew of new gun control laws

    California slammed with slew of new gun control laws

    Ineffective new rules punishing law-abiding citizens are the perfect addition to Governor Jerry Brown’s legacy.

    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law several gun control bills proposed in the wake of several mass shootings that were used by the state legislature as the basis for the new restrictions.

    The new laws come seven months after a gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic assault-style rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 14 students and three adults, the second-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in U.S. history.

    The rampage, which authorities say was carried out by a former student who was 19, has spurred unprecedented activism by victims and their families to prevent future gun violence and demanding stricter gun control across the United States.

    California already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. State Senator Anthony Portantino, the Democrat lawmaker who wrote the bill, said the rampage in Florida along with other shootings at high schools motivated him.

    Because the new laws don’t address mental health issues or the prevention of gang-members from illegally acquiring weapons, the new rules will be meaningless. Therefore, the laws are a perfect addition to Brown’s “legacy” package.

    Perhaps the most outrageous of the new rules is that Californians under the age of 21 will no longer be able to legally buy firearms starting next year.

    The Firearms Policy Coalition, a gun rights advocacy group, slammed the bill.

    “Governor Brown just told millions of people under 21 that they can fight and die for our state and country with machine guns, but they can’t buy a gun for self-defense in their homes,” said group spokesman Craig DeLuz. “That’s nuts.”

    …Exemptions for law enforcement officers, military service members and hunters with a valid license issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are included in the provision, the Sacramento Bee reported.

    The other laws that will take effect Jan.1, 2019 are:

    • Assembly Bill 2103: requires es applicants to undergo a minimum of eight hours of training and pass a live-fire shooting test to receive a concealed carry weapons permit.
    • Senate Bill 1346: Bans “bump stocks” in California.
    • Assembly Bill 1968: Establishes a lifetime ban on gun ownership for anyone who is involuntarily admitted to a facility for a mental health disorder, and determined to be a danger to themselves or others, more than once in a year.
    • Assembly Bill 3129: Bars gun ownership for life for anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.
    • Senate Bill 1200: Adds magazines and ammunition to the list of items that can be temporarily confiscated as part of a gun violence restraining order.

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    randian | October 2, 2018 at 12:09 am

    AB 2103: nothing like increasing the requirements to get a permit your county won’t approve even if you satisfy said requirements.

    ‘misdemeanor domestic violence’ is the catch-all: especially when the left has an army of psychos willing to perjure themselves. Be VERY careful about being set up.


     
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    TX-rifraph | October 2, 2018 at 4:33 am

    “Gun control” laws only alter the behavior of law abiding citizens. Criminals love the laws as their prey becomes weaker. Guns are not aware of the laws.


     
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    Occasional Thinker | October 2, 2018 at 9:46 am

    It seems to me that if you are not mature enough to own a gun at 18, you are not mature enough to purchase alcohol at 18, then you are not mature enough to vote at 18. While I am generally against more laws, it is time to settle on an age that you are an adult and have it apply across the board.

    When will the SC hear a case concerning the denial of Constitutional rights for a misdemeanor offense? The hypocrisy of standing for the restoration of civil rights to convicted felons by the same people that are demanding the lifetime denial of a civil right for a misdemeanor is absurd.


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