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Entries in ca gun laws (21)

Thursday
Feb132014

Oakland Has Officially Gone To Hell In A Handbasket

For those folks that don't live in CA, Silicon Valley is a cool spot where Google and Facebook conduct business and drink coffee in Northern CA.  I've been to San Francisco which has a few cool spots but there a ton of hobos and the city definitely has some very rough parts.  The really bad part of town is Oakland, which is right across the water.  I always knew that Oakland was a dangerous place, but I no idea it had reached full "wild west" status.  Check out this news report below that has thugs firing off guns into the air and taking over the city.

First off, why is this news segment called "People Behaving Badly?"  A name like that implies some hobo peeing on a wall or someone throwing their Starbucks cup on the ground instead of the trash.  Nope, this report is about people taking over the streets and doing donuts, or popping off a few rounds into the air.  I was amazed that even the police left the scene when the were vastly outnumbered, and then got bottles hurled at their car when they split. 

The upside is that all of California's oppresive gun laws are keeping people safe in Oakland... OH WAIT, THESE OAKLAND THUGS AREN'T CONCERNED ABOUT FOLLOWING THE LAW!!!!!  This is clear proof that poorly written gun laws and ignorant senators are so completely out of touch.  I truly feel bad for the law abiding folks there that have to put up with this crap.  I'm sure the state of CA has a big list of things to do and taking care of Oakland is somewhere at the bottom of that list...

h/t TTAG

Tuesday
Feb112014

Handgun Manufacturers Suing The State Of California Over Microstamping & Handgun Roster

Californians are starting to feel the squeeze the microstamping bill that recently went into effect.  For those of you not familiar, CA has an approved handgun list.  This list limits which pistols can legally be purchased in the state of California, and as to be expected, this list is all about "perceived safety."  The state charges gun manufacturers a ton of money to get on this list and then makes them submit the weapons for a drop test (btw, the weapons don't get returned). 

Ultimately the point of this list is to slow the flow of handguns in to this state.  Remember the left is a patient group of folks and part of their plans include making small changes to the law now, and seeing the ripples years down the line.  CA's handgun roster list has now incorporated a new clause which requires that any pistol added to the list must be equipped with microstamping capabilities. 

Microstamping basically means that the handguns must be equipped with a special firing pin that marks the primer with the gun's serial number.  Currently no one makes a pistol that does this, and thus no new pistols are being added to CA's magic list.  Don't be confused, this was part of the left's plan right from the start.  28 pistols have been removed CA's list in 2014 and there aren't any plans to add new models either.

The problem is that microstamping easily defeat by replacing the firing pin or simply filing down the pin.  Ruger and Smith and Wesson have made official statements that will are basically being squeezed out of California and can no longer sell new models to CA.  Well, instead of just sitting on their laurels, the gun manufacturers are joining forces to make an epic blend of 1911 and Glock just kidding sue that state of California over this issue.  The CalGuns Foundataion recently shared that these gun manufactures are looking to overturn CA's gun roster altogether with the law suit.  While I'm happy that legal action is being taken against CA's BS roster, I'm wary that the whole list will be overturned over this case and that it will happen anytime soon.  I see the left retreating a bit and probably removing the microstamping portion, but I don't see them letting go of the whole list. 

I'm hoping for the best, and I'll keep you posted on this lawsuit.

Monday
Jan202014

CA Senator Blatantly Lies About Guns In Press Conference

Shot Show 2014 is over and it is time to get back to the important things like the rights of the people and protecting the 2nd Amendment.  Yes, I know many of you wish California would just drift off in to the sea and forever be gone from the United States, but for the time being we are here to stay.  If you want to check the liberal climate of the country you need to look no further than CA.  Check out this video below about ghost guns in the state of California: 

Senator Kevin de Leon, who has been behind many of the awful failed gun control bills, took to the air waves to give his two cents on "ghost guns."  This a purely political term for firearms made at home by law abiding folks across the country.  This mostly refers to those evil 3D printed weapons that d-bag senators are incredibly afraid of.  You and I both know this fear isn't based in reality as the next shooting, that takes place by a crazy mentally ill individual, won't happen with a single shot, plastic, 3D printed handgun that explodes after a few shots. 

Senator de Leon seems to confuse 80% complete metal lowers and 3D printed weapons...  He seems to think that any firearm created at home, metal or otherwise, cannot be detected by a metal detector.  He also seems to think that these so called ghost guns have a mythical super power that not only changes their caliber but also allows them to fire an incredibly high rate of fire.  Here is a direct quote from de Leon about the so called ghost guns:

This right here has the ability with a .30 caliber clip, to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second.  Thirty magazine clip in half a second.

Adam Carolla likes to play this game with politicians called "Stupid or Liar."  You are either stupid or you are blatantly lying to the public, of which I cannot genuinely tell with Senator de Leon.  I can't believe that no one was smart enough to give him a piece of paper with three sentences on it that described what kind of rifles he would talking about.  I can't fathom that this is the man who is attempting to rewrite the firearms laws for the state of California and has no idea what the hell he is talking about.  This isn't rocket science; a few wikipedia articles and a little bit of reading could have saved you a lot of pride senator.

All I see in this video is fear.  The senator is afraid and I can see his shaky hands and nervousness on stage.  It is almost laughable that very people he fears, law abiding folks with guns, are the same kinds of folks that pay taxes and love this country.  He is afraid of drill presses, and the thought of ghost guns keeps the senator up at night.  I find it incredibly sad that this senator would lie on camera and have no idea what the hell he was talking about all for the sake of a poorly written bill.

SB808 has a long way to go, and I'm telling you now this bill doesn't stand a chance.  As I've said many times before, 80% lowers, 3D printers, and all sorts of other firearms ephemera are purchased in the state of California with sales tax.  I don't know why the Senator would be losing focus on fixing other issues in the state of California (traffic, graffiti, unemployment, agricultural issues, schooling, etc), and choosing to waste time and money on a non-issue or priority.  As I've mentioned in the past, the liberal politicians in this state love to talk about the rationale for all the bad gun laws being centered around the safety of the people.  News flash, criminals don't follow laws, and your crappy bill won't keep anyone safe. 

I've posted the full length video above if you'd like to see the full debacle which is about 20 minutes long.  Much to be expected, comments are disabled on the vid.  In closing, please stay vigilant and contact your local legislators.  If you'd like to let Senator de Leon know how you feel, please stop by his facebook page and join the many others who have pointed out the blatant fallacies in his video.  If you'd like to build your own LEGAL ghost gun, pleas visit my friends at EP Armory and North West Custom Precision.

Thursday
Jan092014

The Only Possible Outcome Of Gun Registration

It isn't just happening here in sunny California; gun registration is taking place across the country.  Make no mistake, nothing good will come from gun registration.  There won't be armored vehicles cruising down the streets rounding up the guns of innocent law abiding citizens.  Those are just lies that are based in fear.  The folks that write these kinds of laws are all about slow calculated moves.  The long gun registartion bill that was passed in California was signed over three years ago, and is just now taking effect.  I saw this interesting news piece out of a Canadian press site about the passing of these awful laws in the states. 

Wow, that clip from Obama at the beginning is awfully telling.  It is unfortunate that popular culture has give us incredibly short memory spans and people seem to forget and move on so quickly.  Stay vigilant folks...

Monday
Dec302013

California Gun Registration Starts Jan 1, 2014

2013 has been a tough year for California gun owners... We've had some ups and downs and despite the possibility of the removal of the 10 day waiting period, a terrible new gun law will go into effect on January 1st, 2014.  Right now, any pistols purchased in the state of California are recorded by make, model, and serial number in the state's database.  Rifles, shotguns, and other long guns weren't subject to this type of registration, but they will starting January 1st.

AB 809 was actually signed into law way back in 2011 and finally goes into effect in just a few days.  Here is a quote from a letter that Governor Brown wrote back then:

Anytime someone purchases a firearm in California, whether a long gun or handgun, their personal information is sent to the Department of Justice for a criminal background check.  While purchaser information on handguns is retained, purchaser information on long guns is destroyed. 

Since the state already retains handgun purchaser information, I see no reason why the sate should not also retain information pertaining to the sales of long guns.

The state will tell you the reasoning behind the registration, and just about any other crappy gun law, is safety.  The state says this will help keep track of stolen weapons and also keep a watchful eye on who is purchasing firearms.  In reality it is another step toward taking our freedoms.

This law is not just about being fearful of the state using this kind of registration to take weapons, they are already doing it.  I've talked about the APPS program before where the state uses this database and starts knocking on doors looking for guns.  There is no warrant involved in this process, rather some coercive talking outside your door.  The APPS program is targeted toward folks with mental problems or are otherwise prohibited from firearms ownership.  I'm not going to tell you to barricade your door and yell Molon Labe, but what I am saying is that there is some cause for concern.

Remember that even if you don't live in California, many terrible programs originate here and then are brought to other states.  For now there really isn't a whole lot you can do, but if you are concerned about the state knowing which about your future long guns you are purchasing, you could always build them yourself.  80% lowers are still incredibly popular and easy to build with a few simple tools.  Besides the DIY route, be sure to contact your local legislators and stay vigilant.