In California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has finally filed, his massive gun control ballot initiative. It requires the confiscation of normal capacity magazines(more than 10 rounds), prohibits mail order ammunition, criminalizes those who don’t report stolen guns fast enough when they’re the victims of crime, and would require licensing for anyone to touch ammunition. That sums it up but of course there’s more details.
Here’s an example from the copy of the filing in a pdf at the Firearms Policy Coalition:
(b) This section shall not preclude prosecution under any other law.
Section 26835 ofthe Penal Code is amended to read:
26835. A licensee shall post conspicuously within the licensed premises the following warnings in
block letters not less than one inch in height:
(a) “IF YOU KEEP A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN ANY PREMISES UNDER YOUR CUSTODY OR CONTROL, AND A PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE OBTAINS IT AND USES IT, RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH, OR CARRIES IT TO A PUBLIC PLACE, YOU MAY BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR OR A FELONY UNLESS YOU STORED THE FIREARM IN A LOCKED CONTAINER OR LOCKED THE FIREARM WITH A LOCKING DEVICE, TO KEEP IT FROM TEMPORARILY FUNCTIONING.”
The Supreme Court ruled against a similar law, in the Heller decision, that had forced residents to lock up their firearms, in the District of Columbia. Yet here we are, watching the gun prohibitionists, pushing for what looks to be a very similar mandate. With the insult that the onus of crime should fall on the victim of theft.
So if a young gang member burglarizes your residence, takes your legal firearm and uses it in a crime, you, the victim may be guilty of a felony. Yes, this is exactly what the statist progressives are attempting to make law, within the state of California. They create terrible policies, criminalizing gun ownership, where citizens are discouraged from exercising the right to keep and bear arms. Pass terrible misnamed ballot initiatives, like Proposition 47 “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” that is resulting in a crime wave because it releases criminals. So now what do disconnected gun prohibitionists want in California? They want to blame gun owners, for the crimes committed, by the criminals that they’ve unleashed on the public!
Get a load of this: Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional gun grab initiative is actually named “The Safety for All Act of 2016.” Another bad initiative that does the exact opposite of what it purports. Because questionable people, like Gavin Newsom, understand that they must lie to the public in order to successfully attack and nullify the right to keep and bear arms.
Do you think you have to fill out too much paperwork in California, when asking permission, to buy a firearm? If Gavin Newsom has his way, as a resident, you’ll have to do the same to buy ammunition. No more mail order ammunition either. An environment in the state that’s a living hell for Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights.
What does this accomplish? It obviously endangers residents, and on just that one point, it should be rejected. What else does it accomplish? Do you think those who value the tenets of American freedom, want to live in a state where extremists like Gavin Newson, get away with the unthinkable?
The eventual result of the passage of such a brazen unconstitutional ballot initiative, is the further erosion of freedoms, that will contribute to the flight of the productive citizens for other states. Exactly what helps keep budding tyrants like Gavin Newsom in control. There’s no doubt that’s part of the plan.
Californian’s need to be super vocal about this initiative. Help by contributing your time and effort advocating for the Second Amendment. By supporting the National Rifle Association, and affiliates in the state, like the California Rifle Pistol Association.
Please visit the Firearms Policy Coalition for more information:
SACRAMENTO – In response to the official filing earlier today of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mis-named “The Safety for All Act of 2016,” civil rights advocates at Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and the Firearms Policy Coalition Second Amendment Defense Committee (FPCSADC) political action committee have begun shipping out over 25,000 grassroots activism guides to volunteers and activism hubs throughout the state.