California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided to stop stressing about things that he can’t seem to get under control, like homelessness or rat infestations. He instead has decided to focus on attacking the second amendment rights of Californians. That’s clearly what they need…
“Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday toughened California’s already strict gun control laws, signing a raft of bills that broadly expand the state’s “red flag” law and limit the purchase of semiautomatic rifles by individuals to one per month.
Newsom, who was elected last year on a campaign that promised strict limits on firearms, signed 15 bills passed in response to recent mass shootings.
“This continues California’s leadership in terms of gun safety,” Newsom said at a state Capitol bill-signing ceremony.
“Gun violence is an epidemic in this country, one that’s been inflamed by the inaction of politicians in Washington,” Newsom added.
The measure restricting purchases, Senate Bill 61, prohibits Californians from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle per month and is one of two gun bills by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge). It also bans the sale of semiautomatic centerfire rifles to people younger than 21, removing a provision of the law that allowed younger people to buy such guns if they have a hunting license.
“Our efforts to keep high-capacity weapons out of the hands of teenagers, continuing to close loopholes in law, and working with the DOJ and governor’s office this past year on this slate of bills is important and appropriate work that will continue to make our communities safer,” Portantino said Friday.
The restrictions on gun buying were opposed by groups representing gun owners, including the National Rifle Assn. and its state affiliate, the California Rifle and Pistol Assn.
“This bill places burdens on law-abiding residents,” said Amy Hunter, a spokeswoman for the NRA, about SB 61. “It will not make anyone safer.”
Another Portantino measure signed by Newsom reduces the number of firearms an unlicensed individual is able to sell each year and the frequency with which they are able to sell.
“It is my hope that these bills can prevent a future horrendous violent situation,” Portantino said.”
“Other bills signed Friday by Newsom will:
- Allow those subject to a gun-violence restraining order to submit a form to the court voluntarily relinquishing their firearm rights
- Require firearm packaging to contain a warning statement on suicide prevention
- Mandate that county sheriffs who issue licenses for concealed weapons charge a fee covering the cost of vetting the applicant, thus eliminating the current $100 cap on fees
- Prohibit gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County
- Require, starting in 2024, that the sale of components used to build a firearm — often used to build untraceable “ghost guns” — be carried out through a licensed vendor.”
These true blue states really like to just kick a citizen when they are down. As it is Californians have to worry about being attacked by mentally ill homeless people or even medieval diseases carried by rats. So it only makes sense that the state government would try and restrict gun rights. With conditions like this, they are just trying to make sure the citizens don’t have the means to rise up against them.