SACRAMENTO, Calif. Weeks after New York enacted the nation´s toughest gun laws, California lawmakers said Thursday they want their state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Connecticut school massacre. Democrats who control the state Legislature revealed 10 proposals that they said would make California the most restrictive state for possessing firearms. They were joined at a Capitol news conference by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with several police chiefs.
Comments: After reading that horrific article about the DHS nothing surprises me anymore.
when you make gun owners criminals, only outlaws with have guns. I see they are making sure the citizens can not use their 2nd amendment rights to insure the safety of their country. Opening up the boarders for any invading army to walk right in knowing no one has a weapon.
California is a Dem-locked state. If they want it, they can easily vote it in. The voters of this state are insane and will always vote for the Dem. If, by any chance, they vote for a Republican, it´s because the Republican is insane too.
Only the police should be entrusted with such weapons.
Just look at the maniac ex-LAPD cop running wild, and the performance of Torrence PD mistaking a blue pick-up carrying two middle aged Asian women for a gray pick-up carrying a 6-ft tall, 270 lbs., African American homicidal maniac.
>>> The Second Amendment is non-negotiable. Those who seek to infringe upon the rights it protects should be tarred and feathered.
The progressive/communists think 2013 is their year to create a dictatorship in this country. They think the sheeple will go quietly into the night, they haven´t even considered the damage they have done to the military and how they might react. They see the finish line and they just don´t care about anything else.
So the liberal democrat "legislators" in California seek universal gun registration. What´s more they want a ban on any semi-autos, detachable magazines and magazine sizes over 10 to apply retroactively. The final insult is the background check requirement for ammunition purchases. If these progressive fools keep up these attacks on individual liberties, there won´t be a responsible taxpayer left in California.
California is run by an ultra liberal Democrat government, their big problem is that they have already run out of money.
The national liberal Democrats want to turn as much of the USA as they possibly can into an ultra liberal run political region resembling California.
Right now the liberal Democrats don´t have enough voters to get that job done. That´s why they are pushing what they call a special "path to citizenship" for just about all the illegal aliens in the USA, between 11 to 20 million people.
The liberal Democrats know that if they can dupe the wimpy Republicans into giving them the political cover to get their "path to citizenship" amnesty through Congress, that the resulting 10 million or more new voters that they will eventually pick up as a result, will allow the liberal Democrats to permanently change the political balance of the USA to where they can flip states like Arizona, Florida, and Texas into the Democrat column and ensure that the wimpy Republicans never again have a chance to win future national elections, or even control Congress. If that happens the wimpy Republicans will have committed long-term political suicide.
Hey, Gov Moonbeam...why don´t you just get it over and confiscate all firearms in the state under some emergency order. From the legislative actions in your state, the US Constitution and Federal laws don´t matter anyway.
And while this doofus files his bill, the people in SoCal are being told to lock their doors and windows AND ARM THEMSELVES! The police are the targets of this crazy ex-cop and not anxious to expose themselves to a nut declaring he is after them. Get armed while you can.
What is there about California that makes people stay here? When I arrived it was different. Now this place is "enemy territory" and I mean that in every sense of the word. Are you people OK with a predatory government that takes advantage of you, steals your money and gives it to low life and limits your freedom to a point which it is largely gone? The USAF paid me to get rid of people like that in Vietnam and similar people are now completely running the government here.
I will answer that question. Cowards, weak, deplorable, non ethical, and certainly people that I do not want to rub elbows with. People who do not respect freedom. You elected these people, so I will assume you agree with all this. I do not trust anyone who would allow themselves to be treated this way and not take action. By the way, I do not define "words" as action. They are always ineffective.
There are things I can do, and one of them is in process. I am moving to Texas ASAP.
By the way, as the state of California cannot pay its bills. Texas is in the process of refunding billions to the taxpayers there because the government has much more money than it needs. I was raised there, I have realized my error in coming here and am returning.
1. It´s not about the guns. It´s all about control.
2. Reasoned argument on the subject is a fool´s errand. I´ve said that here often. Elsewhere, too.
3. That said, I´ll give myself dispensation to offer an illustration of the idiocy of "gun control" and the claims of "gun control" advocates. Consider the penalties for murder. Consider the penalties proposed for or in place for violating "gun control" laws. Now, proponents of "gun control" believe [or say they believe], and expect us to believe, that criminals and nuts will be stopped by wrist-slap sanctions when they´re not stopped by the harshest penalties, those for murder.
They´re nuts! [The "gun controllers" and the perps both.]
Check out the interesting picture with that article.
The following is directly taken from the State of California Department of Justice under the heading "THE SIX BASIC GUN SAFETY RULES": "When the gun is not in your hands, you must still think of safety. Use a California-approved firearms safety device on the gun, such as a trigger lock or cable lock, so it cannot be fired."
Anyone see any trigger locks on those evil guns Senor Mayor Villaraigosa is displaying?
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