Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shocker: Gun laws fail to pass in California

SB 249 is dead. And that’s great news for Second Amendment advocates in the state of California.

The bill, introduced by State Senator Leland Yee, sought to make California’s gun control laws more restrictive by prohibiting semi-automatic firearms with “easily changeable magazines.”

California already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. The state heavily regulates the sale, transfer, possession, and use of firearms.

In a July 20 statement (“Colorado Massacre Reaffirms Calls to Close Assault Weapon Loophole in California”), Sen. Yee cited the Aurora, Colorado shooting as justification for why the state legislature should pass SB 249, as amended:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrific tragedy and their families. These events are shocking to all of us and sadly remind us of the carnage that is possible when assault weapons get into the wrong hands. It is imperative that we take every step possible to eliminate the types of senseless killings witnessed in Aurora, Colorado. We must limit access to weapons that can carry massive rounds of bullets or that can be easily reloaded. SB 249 is a step in that direction and should be approved by the Legislature as soon as possible.”

The legislative branch of the National Rifle Association stated that the bill would force the owners of “hundreds of thousands of semi-automatic rifles, which were legally sold in California over the last decade,” to hand over their firearms to law enforcement.

More @ Human Events


  1. Assault weapon loophole. Gun show loophole. Supposedly these exist in Colorado where I have lived and bought guns and attended gun shows for seventeen years and I don't have the vaguest idea what these phrases mean. Can anyone clearly state what Colorado's loopholes are? Every gun show has signs in the parking lot warning that no firearms may be transferred without a background check. And still they scream "gun show loophole." What the fools call "assault riles" are just semi-auto rifles and completely legal here. What Maroons.

    It grieves me that on July 20, James Holmes was well within range of my two hundred dollar scoped Mosin-Nagant if I had only had a spotter giving me the coordinates. When the Grandpa Militia gets up and running we will serve as spotters, among other things. We'll even help those who laugh at us.

  2. fools

    You are much too kind.:)
    We'll even help those who laugh at us.

    There you go being too kind again.:)

  3. A shocker indeed. Looks like the pendulum has changed.