An Op-Ed via The Modesto Bee:
The Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies would most likely raid my home. I live in a county island inside Oakdale, but the deputies would probably have jurisdiction over the local police department, so I’m guessing they’d be the ones to kick in my door, toss in the flashbang, then blitz inside screaming “On the ground!” and all that other cool stuff.
I haven’t worked out how I will respond, but I’m leaning toward waiting calmly in my recliner, wearing a plaid velour smoking jacket and a smile while they tear my house apart, all my contraband safely hiding in plain sight.
See, I’m going to possess several 30-round magazines for my AR-15 rifle past next July’s deadline to turn them in.
And I won’t “1) Remove the large-capacity magazine from the state” nor will I “2) Sell the large-capacity magazine to a licensed firearms dealer.” And I ain’t about to “3) Destroy the large-capacity magazine.” And the pope will have a hickey before I “4) Surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.”
That quoted text is from Senate Bill 1446, summarized as the “Firearm, Magazine Capacity” bill, one of five new gun restrictions Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on July 1. The new laws classify more guns as assault weapons, require background checks to purchase ammo, and they insist I register my AR in a couple of years.
But SB 1446 crosses the firing line because it bans possession. I read the whole bill and while the fine is only a few hundred bucks for being caught with any detachable magazine that holds more than 10 rounds, I’m pretty sure the law enforcement agent who cites me for having a high-capacity magazine will try to take it from me. That must not occur.
Revolting against gun laws by fighting or simply ignoring them is a California tradition.
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