The race is on to see which State’s liberal lawmakers can pass the Nation’s most draconian gun laws.
Currently, New York is in the lead with the knee-jerk gun control bill signed into law last month which banned a bunch of things that were already banned, in addition to some new firearm restrictions. But California, home of queen bee of the anti-gun push Dianne Feinstein, wants to reclaim the title of “State with the Nation’s toughest gun laws.”
Democrats who control California’s Legislature joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and several chiefs of police for a news conference last week to announce how the State would one-up New York’s new gun laws.
“California has always been a leader on the issue of gun safety,” Villaraigosa said. “New York has stepped up and stepped forward. California needs to answer the call.”
With that, the Democratic legislators revealed 10 proposals that they said would make California the toughest State for residents to possess firearms. Among the proposals are outlawing the future sale of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, requiring ammunition background checks and banning magazines with more than a 10-round capacity.
“It strikes me as if these folks are playing some sort of game of one-upsmanship with New York at the expense of law-abiding citizens, and that’s just unconscionable,” said Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, about lawmakers.
The lawmakers also promised to target “loopholes” they believe gun manufactures use to get around the laws already in place in the State.
Meanwhile, at the time of this writing, alleged murderer Christopher Dorner was still on the loose in California as civilians worried about him and jittery, trigger-happy cops. .
Also in the State last week, Los Gatos gun store owner Robert Chang received death threats for daring to sell firearms.