Obviously their strict gun control laws didn’t stop Democrat and media lover Chris Dorner. But I guess confiscating so-called “assault weapons” will make everyone safe.
All semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines would be banned, all guns would be registered and no ammunition could be bought without a special permit in California under a sweeping list of bills rolled out Thursday by state Senate Democrats.
The 10-bill package constitutes the single largest gun control push in decades in the Golden State, which already boasts some of the nation’s strictest gun laws. It joins equally controversial proposals from Assembly Democrats that would regulate and tax ammunition sales and consider taking the state’s 166,000 registered assault weapons from their owners.
That Second Amendment was great while it lasted, huh?
“We respect the Second Amendment right of law-abiding citizens to have guns for hunting, for sport, for protecting their homes and families. But loopholes in California’s tough gun laws have been exploited long enough,” state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said Thursday.
They “respect” the Second Amendment, except for the part about being able to bear arms.
Gene Hoffman of Redwood City, co-founder and chairman of the Calguns Foundation gun rights group, countered that “almost every item in the proposal is wildly unconstitutional.” He said the only silver lining is that passing such laws might “accelerate the speed at which the Supreme Court takes these ideas off the table.”
Meanwhile, criminals just laugh.
Yih-Chau Chang, spokesman for the gun rights group Responsible Citizens of California, said it’s all “par for the course.”
“The violent criminals are simply not going to be affected by any of these proposals,” Chang said. “Following the law is the last thing they’re going to do, so it’s only going to affect law-abiding citizens.”