By WILLIAM MAYER
June 4, 2013 - San Franciso, CA - PipeLineNews.org - California Senate bills [SB] 47, 374, 396, 53, 108, 293, 299, 567, 683 and 755 and, on the Assembly side we have [AB] 48, 169, 180, 231 and 711 are all part of a concerted totalitarian move by CA lefty [read Democrat party] legislators whose ultimate goal is to ban and then confiscate all civilian held firearms in the state.
No, not for great grand father's 150 year old Civil War musket which he carried through many campaigns, ditto for uncle Joe's 100 year old, well worn, lever action deer rifle, a family heirloom.
No, not for Barbie Smith and her diminutive Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver which she bought solely to defend herself against a violent and insanely jealous former boyfriend who is already subject to a restraining order but ignores it.
No, not for retired LE officers.
Ditto for servicemen returning from multiple tours of duty overseas.
No, not for the small business owner who regularly must carry a significant amount of cash to the bank.
And certainly not for grandma Sally, who though 78 lives alone in a high crime neighborhood and has had her home burglarized twice in the last three months.
No guns for you, for any reason.
You can't be trusted and the mere presence of firearms in this state is seen as a mortal threat by the legislators who are as of this writing, seeking to turn California into a police state.
Did they expect to be greeted with parades and rose petals?
It seems that the neo-Marxist Dems in Sacto have taken a page out of Nancy Pelosi's playbook and are moving with breathtaking speed while they control both houses of the State Legislature, the Governorship and nearly all of the high state elective offices, to ram this legislation through right now before conditions possibly change
We are talking over a dozen bills, below from the NRA-ILA analysts:..the scope of this legislation is frankly, staggering.
"…Senate Bill 47 (Yee) expands the definition of "assault weapons" to BAN the future sale of rifles that have been designed/sold and are equipped to use the "bullet button" or similar device, requires NEW "assault weapon" registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other "assault weapons" restrictions. SB 47 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.
Distilling this a bit further, if passed this legislation will make the free exercise of the Second Amendment impossible in California. It also has the effect of further muddying an already opaque hodge-podge of the state's firearm regulations which will serve to make the corpus of these associated laws indecipherable and therefore impossible to follow, even for those so motivated.
Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) expands the definition of "assault weapons" to BAN the future transfer of all semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines (including those chambered for rimfire cartridges), requires NEW "assault weapon" registration, requires registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other "assault weapon" restrictions. SB 374 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.
Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) BANS the POSSESSION of any magazine with a capacity to accept more than ten cartridges, including currently legally possessed "grandfathered large capacity" magazines. SB 396 passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 14 vote.
Senate Bill 53 (DeLeon) requires persons to buy an annual ammunition purchase permit, requires the registration and thumbprint of the purchaser for each ammunition purchase, and bans online and mail order sales of ammunition to Californians. SB 53 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.
Senate Bill 108 (Yee) requires mandatory locked storage of firearms in a locked house regardless of whether anyone is present. SB 108 passed in the state Senate by a 21 to 17 vote.
Senate Bill 293 (DeSaulnier) BANS the sale of conventional handguns, if the state Department of Justice approves the sale of "Owner Authorized – Smart" handgun technology. SB 293 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 14 vote.
Senate Bill 299 (DeSaulnier) turns victims of firearm theft into criminals for failing to report the loss of their firearm within an arbitrarily allotted amount of time. SB 299 passed in the state Senate by a 24 to 15 vote.
Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) expands the definition of shotgun for "short-barreled shotguns" that are illegal to own with a new definition so flawed it can include reclassify handguns shooting "Shot-shells" as shotguns. SB 567 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 15 vote.
Senate Bill 683 (Block) expands the requirement for a firearms safety certificate from handguns to rifle purchases. SB 683 passed in the state Senate by a 28 to 11 vote.
Senate Bill 755 (Wolk) expands the list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm, including persons who have operated cars and boats while they are impaired commonly referred to as DUI. SB 755 passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 12 vote.
Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) BANS the sale of magazine parts kits that can hold more than ten cartridges, and requires mandatory reporting of law-abiding citizens who purchase more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition with a five-day period. AB 48 passed in the state Assembly by a 45 to 26 vote.
Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) BANS the sale of handguns not on the state-approved roster. This would BAN the sale of millions of used handguns currently owned by Californians. AB 169 passed in the state Assembly by a 43 to 27 vote.
Assembly Bill 180 (Bonta) repeals California's firearm preemption law by granting Oakland an exemption to enact unique laws regarding possession, registration, licensing and subjecting gun owners to unknowing criminal liability when travelling through Oakland. AB 180 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 29 vote.
Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the law for Criminal Storage of Firearms and child access. AB 231 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 30 vote.
Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) BANS the use of all lead ammunition for hunting. AB 711 passed in the state Assembly by a 44 to 21 vote…" [source, Anti-Gun Legislation with Severe Ramifications Continues to Move in Sacramento, NRA-ILA Institute for Legislative Action]
Moreover this extremist legislation will prove to be unenforceable [that is not without the employment of massive police or military force] because these statutes are draconian and clearly gauged to make – in short order - private ownership of any firearm in the formerly Golden State, a thing of the past.
This is of course, by design.
- It renders firearms which were specifically designed to comply with the state's current and stringent "assault weapon" laws illegal and forces their owners to file all sorts of paperwork in hopes of staying on the right side of the law, for the time being, until the next round of even more strident laws are brought online.
- It generally bans all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, regardless of their purpose, even if it's only a Remington bolt action hunting rifle with a detachable 3 round magazine or a lowly magazine fed semi-automatic .22 rimfire target pistol.
- It requires a background check [fingerprints, the whole nine yards] and a yearly license [$50.00/yr. for now] for the privilege of purchasing any ammunition. We assume the price and conditions under which these licenses will constantly be ratcheted up, eventually putting ammunition out of the reach of most gun owners.
- It requires that all firearms owners keep the door of their homes locked at all times [yes you read that right] and also mandates that all firearms must always be locked up, rendering them unavailable when and if they are needed. We have yet heard of a case where those perpetrating a home invasion allowing the homeowner to visit his safe in order to retrieve a weapon.
- It treats as equal, traditional shotguns and pistols firing shot shells [a common use of hand guns in the mountains where rattlesnakes present an always present and deadly danger]. However, complicating this absurdity, this law is so poorly drawn that such pistols would be be transformed into illegal "short barreled shotguns."
- It makes immediately illegal, millions of handguns which do not appear on the "state approved list," where before they were grandfathered in.
- Among the most alarming aspects of this bevy of legislation is that it grants certain municipalities to pass even more restrictive firearms legislation by exempting these cities from the doctrine of state preemption on such maters.
Oakland is the test dummy for this notion, a city in disarray with a police department under federal receivership courtesy of Marxist Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, yes folks THAT Judge Henderson, the one who singlehandedly declared CA State Prop. 209 illegal, thus continuing the practice of setting racial quotas in the labor market…and he is also the one who placed all of California prisons under receivership claiming cruel and unusual punishment simply because there are so many felons behind bars in this state.
The above is neither an exhaustive list by no means an exhaustive list but is should be clear from such a brief consolidation that if this legislation is signed into law by governor Brown, the free exercise of the 2nd Amendment will no longer be possible for many, if not the majority of legal firearms owners throughout the state.
No Second Amendment equates to police state – if you can't resist a government turned rogue, then u r technically a slave.
Might we suggest that the passage and if need be the implementation of these illegal constraints on Constitutionally guaranteed rights should be resisted by all possible, legal means.
Stand and Fight!
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Publisher's note: We wish to thank the NRA-ILA for the superlative work they are doing on these related matters…and if you haven't joined the NRA, we can't think of a better time. We are 5 million strong and growing…and most important of all, the NRA isn't shy about kicking the asses of liberty adverse legislators in DC and state capitols, witness how the Senate gun ban was defeated and proponents sent home with their tails between their legs, a huge loss for the left.