Not Learning from Colorado Recall, California Looking to Impose Harsh New Gun Laws

California already has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation and if the state’s extremist Democrats get their way, they are going to make those laws even harder on law abiding citizens.

Democrats are sending several new, highly restrictive laws to Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown in hopes of further limiting Californian’s Second Amendment rights.

As Bloomberg News reports, the new laws would “outlaw semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, ban adapters to convert magazines to high-capacity clips, order safety certification to buy any gun and require ownership records for all firearms.”

These bills are ready for Governor Brown’s signature in Sacramento, the state capitol.

Fortunately two other bills failed to pass the state legislature. One would have outlawed magazines that hold ten rounds or more and would also have required that gun owners who already own such feeding devices turn them in to police. A second would have forced law abiding gun owners to register their ammunition purchases and get background checks to be allowed to purchase any.

Regardless, these laws were all written by people who know nothing about guns except that they don’t like the Constitution and want to eliminate all firearms.

Sadly, California’s legislature has not learned the lesson taught by the two Senators in Colorado who tried their best to eliminate Coloradan’s Second Amendment rights and got fired by voters for their efforts.

So, what do you think? Will Californians ever stand up for themselves against the crooks and anti-Americans in their state legislature?

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Posted by on September 15, 2013.
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Big government, corruption, Democrats, Education, Gun control.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • GarandFan

    It’s not a question of standing up to the Magnificent Morons of Sacramento. You can send all the emails you want, you can make all the phone calls you want; the morons are in the majority and are sent back every 2 years by the low info, low intellect voters.

    They handle the tough problems. Transsexuals in high school can determine which restroom they’ll use. Driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. In-state college tuition fees for illegal aliens. Now their raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Sadly, I think that the only way to bring change to california is to leave it.

    I’ve read of counties in states like Co, that are trying to band together in order to create new states and thus escape the control of liberal state govts that treat rural counties as voiceless tax payers.

    Maybe someting like that would gain traction in Ca..

  • jim_m

    The last two times I looked for jobs (and in both cases I ended up relocating) California was one of the very few places that I told recruiters absolutely no, that I would not under any circumstances consider a job there.

    California will end up like Detroit. Detroit was once the 4th largest city in the country but left wing politics and policies drove first businesses out of the city and then the people (oddly enough even some lefties still want to work and not live on welfare). Now it is a quarter of the size it once was and is bankrupt. Cali will follow that path over the next decade. I have no doubt that they will not turn to save themselves. They will expect the rest of us to bail them out like all leftist idiots do.

    Oddly enough it is flight from California that is why Colorado has become more leftist. They are going to make the same mistakes there as they did back in California. They never learn. The failure f left wing policies is always that they weren’t left wing enough, never that they were wrong to begin with.

  • Ken in Camarillo

    California has three things that Detroit doesn’t: incredibly good weather, lot’s of beautiful geography and interesting natural features. These make it so desirable that even an insane state government can’t keep the people away.

    I was born here (and my father was born here), and even though I feel the same as GarandFan, I can’t bring myself to leave.

    note to GarandFan: the morons are in the SUPER majority (2/3 or more of each house in the legislature).

    • warnertoddhuston

      Um, California is one of the states that has more people moving out than moving in. So, I think the insane government is doing a good job of keeping people away.

      • Ken in Camarillo

        I wasn’t disputing the validity of your post, in fact it’s right on. I was just pointing out it isn’t the easiest thing to find a place nicer than California for weather and interesting geography. We should start a thread about better places to be. I’ll start with somewhere on the European coast of the Mediterranean. But then, maybe the politics gets in the way there, too.
        (I’m a weather wimp: Hawaii is too humid for my taste)

        • Gmacr1

          You really don’t get out much do you?
          I can safely say that the climate and geography in AL, GA, MS, TN and SC all rival or exceed that of CA and we don’t have the insane government you have there. (I do have my doubts about SC though)
          We don’t have earthquakes or fire season either.

          • Ken in Camarillo

            If you got out much you’d know that the east coasts of the world tend to be high humidity; that’s why I’m not big on the east coast. SC wasn’t bad when I was in Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, but GA was a non-starter when I was in AIT at Ft. Gordon from July to October. Most afternoons you could see the steam rising after the afternoon light rain.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Having lived in AL and SC, as well as FL, MD, and TX, I can say categorically that none compare favorably to the weather here in the Bay Area, which I will indeed be leaving come retirement.

    • jim_m

      I had 2 cousins that grew up in Camarillo. They both live in AZ now.

      • Ken in Camarillo

        Now that you mention it…
        My sister and family are in Oregon, and my wife’s siblings are in Az, NM, and TN, even though they all graduated from HS and/or college in California. I’m starting to feel like the last of the Mohicans

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      I’m a third generation native, and I plan on emulating Davey Crocket come retirement.

      • Joe Lagle

        dying at the almo?

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Y’all can go to Hell. I’m going to Texas.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Are you, perchance, a product of the California Public Schools?

    • Dan Ferreiro

      I left. I was born and raised in Fullerton. The first time I ever left was when I joined the Army. For the second time, I was given an opportunity to relocate. So, it’s been over 2 years since I left, it was a little hard though. Only because I was leaving my family behind. But I’m happy were I’m at with my wife and kids.

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    Pathological altruism – they’ll do good things for you, on your dime, even if you don’t want or need them. And if it makes you a criminal in the process, that’s just too bad.

    And the more you object to the good they’re trying to do for you, the more proof that you really need it, and they’re justified in imposing it on you.

  • JWH

    I doubt there will be a successful recall. California as a whole leans more liberal than Colorado does, and I suspect that key legislators hail from liberal districts that would be more likely to recall their legislators for insufficient gun control.

    And honestly …. I don’t care what California does. I don’t live there. I don’t work there. So … it’s not my business.

  • Rich

    Cuba has great weather, great natural features, and great sea scapes. That does not mean I want to move to a freedom hating country. Similarly California has a freedom hating regime and I do not want to move there and give up my freedoms and my hard earned money to illegals and welfare feral jackals.

  • RE Hafner

    The socialist state of fruits and nuts, what else can be said?

  • Captain America

    Recall Brown

  • Bob

    “California Looking to Impose Harsh New Gun Laws” in order to further their goal of reducing the economy, eliminating jobs and to continue their quest to get people to move out.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      You ever notice how the left seems to delight in accusing the right of the things they’d love to do themselves?

      Take the ‘Rich-Poor’ divide, and the death of the middle class. In California, who’s getting screwed? The poor and illegals get benefits, the rich don’t have to worry about getting by – it’s the middle class that’s packing up and leaving.

      It’s the utopian dream, isn’t it? An upper class, served by the lower class. The sort of thing that the left rail against… yet seem to create with great facility.

      • jim_m

        Kind of like how obama’s policies have increased the disparity between rich and poor. The policies are meant to preserve or exacerbate the conditions they say they will correct. Fixing things would mean giving up a successful political position.

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          I know. Fixing a problem means giving up the votes that promising to fix it gets you.

  • Bob

    “Not Learning from Colorado Recall, California Looking to Impose Harsh New Gun Laws” This is why we need coast to coast border to border recalls. If we don’t start getting aggressive with protecting our rights we will lose them. It’s all just a matter of time. The second a politician appears to be going against the Constitution or the Bill of Rights and I mean any part of it not just the second or first or what ever your favorite one is, the entire thing needs to be aggressively protected. They need to be recalled for not abiding by their oath of office. An oath which unfortunately is only taken as a worthless protocol as they all believe that they wont be held accountable.

  • Bob

    “Will Californians ever stand up for themselves against the crooks and anti-Americans in their state legislature?” If you look at history, I would say nope. All they do is moan and groan on the forums. Not a single one will proceed to recall any of their elected officials. They will instead bend over and take up the ol poop chute one more time and continue asking why?

    • nwgunslinger

      You’re right & I don’t get it. The extreme minority of us that own guns do what we can as individuals. We write, call & email lawmakers and the governor but simple fact is that a VERY large majority of Californians want guns banned outright. Yes, it’s unconstitutional but they don’t care so the laws pass. In addition, the lobbyists for law enforcement fully support strong gun control laws but work hard to ensure that every one has an exemption for law enforcement. LE would be a very effective group to fight these laws but they don’t. I know the rank & file street cops don’t support gun control but they remain silent. They won’t stand up in uniform and say “i’m a cop and I support armed citizens and oppose gun control”. They claim they’ll lose their jobs or chances for advancement if they do.

      The gun rights groups in CA seem completely impotent. They’ll file a lawsuit now and then and typically lose because the judges are liberal. Not one law has ever been appealed to the supreme court and few have been appealed to any federal courts.

      This is my problem now. Who do I give money to? None of the rights organizations have shown themselves to be competent to fight these laws in court. SAF has proven itself but they rarely venture into CA. When they have they’ve won but they’re not a CA specific organization. The NRA? yea, they solicit money but they’ve all but given up on CA except as a fundraising target.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Gerrymandered districts (better than before, but still Rorshach-like) + an Idiocracy general electorate + non-voting conservative poseurs and other low-intellect malcontents + well-funded unions = political hell.

  • cowboybob

    Remember, California has the red star in their flag. With the Democrats controlling everything, soon they will be like Greece. Texas accepts refugees from California, you all come on over to the land of the free, the free Republic of Texas(no income tax here).

    • jim_m

      Who wants Californians? It’s like Massachusetts natives migrating to New Hampshire to get away from the outrageous taxation and government intervention and then voting to replicate it up north. Californians are more likely to be the disease than Texas is to be the cure.

      • cowboybob

        Where do you suggest these California refugees go? To Mexico?

        • jim_m

          They should stay home and fix their state rather than polluting the rest of the nation. If they don’t like the economy in their ecological paradise then they should come to grips with fixing it or learn to enjoy living in the 19th century.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            The state was broken by all the hippy dippy rejects of the other 49 states, Jim.

  • http://foxmuldar-conservative-thinker.blogspot.com/ Foxmuldar

    Unfortunately there are too many Liberals in California for any Recalls. Soon only criminals and gang members will possess weapons as well as trigger happy cops.

  • http://foxmuldar-conservative-thinker.blogspot.com/ Foxmuldar

    Give California back to the Mexicans and force all illegals to move to California. Heck, half of California is already Illegal infested.