Friday morning, July 1, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown “gunned down the Constitution” when he signed six and vetoed four of the eleven anti-gun, pro-restriction bills passed by the Legislature only the day before.
Despite the failure of California’s strict gun control laws to prevent the San Bernardino massacre, the California Legislature passed the 11 anti-gun bills to decide whether 15 or 10 bullets in a clip is or is not criminal in a bill to allow for confiscation of previously allowed magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.
Another bill will require background checks for ammo purchases. There is even a bill to limit your ability to lend guns to family members.
Here is the list of gun bills signed into law:
AB 1135 (Levine): Bans common and constitutionally-protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
AB 1511 (Santiago): Criminalizes loaning of firearms between personally known, law-abiding adults, including family members, sportspersons, and competitors.
AB 1695 (Bonta): Makes a non-violent misdemeanor a prohibiting offense.
SB 880 (Hall): Bans common and constitutionally-protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
SB 1235 (de Leon): New restrictions on ammunition purchases; creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
SB 1446 (Hancock): Statewide confiscatory ban on all lawfully-possessed standard-capacity ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 round; exemption for retired police
“The now deadliest shooting in U.S. history reminds us why California has to get it absolutely right as we work to prevent gun violence,” Senate President Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, said in a press statement in May immediately following the Orlando terrorist attack. De Leon, notorious for his 2014 bill to paint all BB guns in California bright colors so they wouldn’t be mistaken for real guns, is the author of some of the most inane gun control laws, and recently passed legislation.
“It’s ironic that we are celebrating our Independence this weekend, and here is our government stripping away our gun ownership rights,” Josh Deazer, owner of JUST GUNS in Sacramento, CA said in an interview. His business is booming right now, but Deazer said sooner or later the boom will end thanks to California lawmakers. “Pretty soon I’ll only be able to sell slingshots.”
“The ‘Gunpocalypse’ legislation signed by the Governor today will create new criminal liabilities affecting millions of law-abiding people, cost the state tens of millions of dollars in new fees and fines, and eviscerate fundamental, individual rights,” said Firearms Policy Coalition President Brandon Combs in a press statement.
“These are constitutionally-illegitimate laws passed by a patently illegitimate government that had the audacity to attack and criminalize millions of its own people in Stalin-esque fashion. We expect mass non-compliance with these laws and encourage good, peaceful Californians to carefully consider the risks of voluntarily identifying their firearms, magazines, and ammunition to law enforcement officials, especially the California Department of Justice.”
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