California lawmakers launched a full frontal assault on the state’s few remaining Second Amendment freedoms by passing more gun restrictions and magazine bans out of committee on Tuesday.
The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) described the April 19 assault as “Gunmageddon,” and warns that gun control in California is poised to pass a point of no return.
Ten gun control bills were under consideration, eight of which survived their first vote and now move “to their respective Appropriations Committee.”
KCRA quotes FPC’s Craig DeLuz explaining that none of the above measures will check criminal behavior, but rather will make it even more difficult for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear guns for self-defense.
“Not one of the laws that are being pushed today makes Californians safer,” DeLuz said. “All they do is put restrictions — in many cases very unreasonable restrictions — on law-abiding citizens.”
The accuracy of DeLuz’s assessment is clear from proposals like SB 1446, which prohibits law-abiding citizens from owning magazines larger than “10 rounds.” In 2014, disturbed student Elliot Rodger used only 10-round magazines to carry out his mass shooting near the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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