Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Godless California is the latest state to assault the Constitution

Written By: Bob - Apr• 17•13
Two vultures, surveying your rights.

Two vultures, surveying which of your God-given rights to attack first.

The last time I saw Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (above, left), he was at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, leading his fellow progressives as they denied God three times.

He was back on my radar last night, joining his fellow California Democrats in their unyielding assault on the Second Amendment.

A package of some of the most restrictive gun control measures in the nation advanced in the state Senate on Tuesday after tearful testimony from victims of firearms violence and opposition from gun-owner groups including the National Rifle Assn.

After a nine-hour hearing that saw support from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Senate Public Safety Committee approved seven bills that are part of a package of measures dubbed by Democratic leaders as the “Life Act.” The bills still need to be approved by the full Senate and Assembly.

The proposals approved by the panel include requirements for licenses and background checks for those buying ammunition and restrictions that would close loopholes on the possession of assault weapons with detachable magazines.

One measure approved by the committee with Republicans opposed would prohibit the future sale, purchase and manufacture in California of semiautomatic rifles that can accept detachable magazines, and require those who own such weapons now to register them with the state.Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said his proposal would close a loophole that has allowed the “the commercialization of mass killing machines” by the gun industry.

“They have a virtually unlimited capacity to shoot and to kill,” Steinberg told the committee.

If restrictive gun laws stopped crime, why are the cities and states with the most restrictive laws the scenes of most murders and the biggest gang and drug problems?

I’m stunned that in a post-Heller world that California’s existing gun laws haven’t been shredded. This new legislation, which doesn’t come close to passing Constitutional muster, is going to cost the state millions in court costs, will save no lives (and may even cost a few), and will eventually be overturned.

And we call Republicans the “stupid Party.”

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7 Comments

  1. Mr Wolf, non-ESQ says:

    But, but.. we did something!

    For the children!

    I’m willing to bet 100 grand that bodyguards and other celeb-related people will NOT be subject to any of this legislation. You watch- will the Gollywood elite be willing to let their protection give up these? NO… but they are more than willing to force the rest of us ‘ugly people’ to give up ours.

    Anyone want to bet against this?

  2. Rob Crawford says:

    The “life” act? Someone should spread a rumor that it places restrictions on abortion. That’ll get the bill killed in a flash.

  3. Real Deal says:

    We need legislation for background checks on all pressure cooker purchases and transfers. That legislation should also limit the capacity of all pressure cookers to 3 liters, 6 liters being too much. A 7 day waiting period should be established for all pressure cooker purchases. Law enforcement and Congress critters will of course be exempt from these restrictions.

  4. Comrade X says:

    God fearing gun owners is the one thing the Godless should really fear!

    Death before slavery!

  5. chowthen says:

    There are very few Republicans in CA state legislature they’re all Mexicans and leftist at that so why they even talk about gun ownership, it’s a show. CA makes there own laws and don’t respect the law of the land (constitution). Last time they pass restriction on semi auto with detachable magazine was in 1989 (McClure Volkmer). I just wonder how many people registered their guns to the tyrants then?

  6. jmacgreg says:

    What do you expect from a mayor who has a history with Mecha and the reconquista movement? I left “Mexifornia” thirty years ago. They are now simply trying to pass Mexican type gun laws there because they have worked so well in Mexico.

  7. Dino Atlas says:

    I am glad that the 2nd amendment was upheld…but religion has absolutely nothing at all to do with any of this!