As if California gun owners didn’t already have excessively restrictive gun laws to deal with—which, by the way, are only obeyed by law-abiding gun owners, not violent criminals—state legislators there are trying to further restrict semi-automatic rifles, which they call “assault weapons.”
Assemblyman David Chiu, frustrated that it is easy to reload AR-15 type rifles, wants to ban detachable magazines, making such guns legal only if magazines are permanently attached. The state’s “bullet button” law making magazines difficult to remove quickly apparently isn’t good enough for Chiu. “Detachable magazines cost lives,” he said. “We must close the loopholes in our assault weapons ban.”
Such a ban is ridiculous, at best, since only law-abiding gun owners will follow the law, leaving criminals even better armed than their victims in the Golden State.
Georgia Democrats Call For Confiscation
Six Democrat women in Georgia’s State House of Representatives unveiled a bill on Monday that would lead to the ban and confiscation of most common modern sporting rifles. HB 731, which is sponsored by Mary Margaret Oliver, Carolyn Hugley, Pat Gardiner, Stacey Abrams, Dar’shun Kendrick and Dee Dawkins-Haigler, would prohibit the possession, sale and use of so-called “assault weapons,” supposedly “large-capacity” magazines, armor-piercing bullets and incendiary .50-caliber bullets.
So not only do they not want you to be able to buy a semi-automatic rifle, they want to come take what you already own. The bill stipulates the designation of “certain weaponry and ammunition as contraband and to require seizure of such by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.”
So much for the “no one is trying to take your guns away” rhetoric. Local association Georgia Carry responded via Twitter: “Dems finally honest about gun control, their ultimate goal is confiscation.”
Crowd At GOP Debates Jeers At Expanded Background Checks
At Thursday’s GOP debates held in North Charleston, S.C., moderator Trish Regan referred to the frequent claim by anti-gunners that most Americans support “universal” background checks. The crowd responded with boos, leading candidate Carly Fiorina to respond, “Not in this room.” She added sarcastically, “We all believe the poll data all the time, don’t we?” Fiorina also discussed her belief that enforcing the existing gun laws would have prevented the mass shooting that occurred in the host city of North Charleston.
The opposite reaction occurred when candidate Mike Huckabee was asked about his opposition to President Obama’s executive orders on gun control. Asked whether he had called the orders “unconstitutional” and “completely insane,” he confirmed his words—and was met by a chorus of cheers.
Write Obscenities About Police And NRA; Get Invited To Meet Obama
A University of Nebraska-Omaha professor and gun control activist, who apparently wrote a Dec. 28 Facebook screed ranting, “F*@* the law,” “F*@* police,” “F*@* society” and “F*@* the NRA,” was also personally invited by the White House a week later to meet President Barack Obama, TheBlaze and Breitbart reported.
The associate professor, Amanda Gailey, who is also founder and president of the anti-gun group Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, met with Obama after his Jan. 13 speech in Omaha, according to KETV News, and said, “Obama’s executive actions (on gun control) are an important first step.” Gailey has apparently written other angry postings on Facebook, including one that compares so-called “Christianists” to terrorist “Islamists.”
With professors like Gailey indoctrinating our kids, it’s no wonder that one of Obama’s goals for his last year in office is “providing two years of community college at no cost for every responsible student.”
Gun Control At Work: L.A. Violent Crime Rate Rises 20 Percent
Last year, California—a “may-issue” concealed-carry state with some of the strongest gun-control laws in the nation—saw a ban on “large-capacity” magazines and a handgun storage ordinance go into effect. These measures came on the heels of last year’s strengthening of the “Unsafe Handgun Law” and 2014’s Gun Violence Restraining Order measure.
Many in the strongly pro-gun-control state seemed to have expected this legislation to have an impact on rates of violent crime, and as it turns out, it might have—though not quite in the way they were hoping. Crime in Los Angeles, the state’s largest metropolitan area, was up 20 percent in 2015 over the past two years. Gang skirmishes and property crime have also risen. While LA has increased the number of police officers and gang intervention units, officials say $5.5 million more will be needed—much more than what would likely be required if they simply allowed residents to practice armed self-defense.
Georgia Man Defends Self And Mother From Attackers
Two men attempting to rob a DeKalb County, Ga., home were shot by the homeowner, 28-year-old Timoteo Hernandez, Wednesday evening. Police arrived on scene to find one of the suspects deceased, wearing all black and laying face down in a neighboring yard. Police found a security badge and zip ties on his body and believe the suspects may have been trying to impersonate police officers or security guards. “In true home invasions, they will attempt to portray themselves as police officers,” said Captain Nicole Rutland.
The second suspect was captured after he fled in a car with a woman and ended up at a nearby restaurant. When police and EMS arrived, they found him lying down with an open chest wound, the report said. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, but later died. Hernandez’s mother, 51-year-old Ramona Derossette, suffered a heart attack as a result of the incident and was taken to Emory Hospital.