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The Struggle in California

The local San Francisco CBS affiliate has an article on the failure of the bill to greatly expand California’s Assault Weapons ban. Interesting that the Attorney General thinks the regulation that allows for “Bullet Buttons” is bad, but isn’t willing to take any action on the matter. Any change that makes the bullet button illegal is likely going to be challenged in court, and perhaps the AG just doesn’t feel the office has money to spend.

Back at Jacobsen’s factory, he said, “It’s creating a lot of back orders for us. It drives a lot of business our way.”

We asked the Attorney General about that. Her response, “We would like to hope that these manufacturers would stop trying to get around the intention of the law. We would like to believe that people wouldn’t purchase products from manufacturers that are obviously trying to get around the intention of the law, unfortunately that is not happening.”

There’s something to be said for pissing off the right people. I guess she really doesn’t like people, you know, complying with the law.

13 Responses to “The Struggle in California”

  1. AZRon says:

    And most of us wish that politicians would stop trying to get around the United States Constitution and Bill Of Rights.

    Worthless whiners, one and all.

  2. Craig says:

    Why don’t law abiding gunners just move and let the state fold under lack of tax base. The tyranny isn’t worth the ocean view.

    • Sebastian says:

      Many have. But I don’t have an issue with those who decide to stay and fight. If you were born and raised in California, it’s your home, and you shouldn’t be forced from your home because a bunch of pant-wetters has a problem with your constitutional rights and lifestyle choices.

    • ddbaxte says:

      Craig, it wasn’t your “free states” that gave us Heller and McDonald.

      There’s a reason some stay and fight, while others run and hide.

  3. Gene Hoffman says:

    It’s not that the state is too broke to fight in court, it’s that the state is too broke to open a new mass registration, which is what would be required if they redefine what is a supposed “assault weapon.”

    -Gene

  4. Bubblehead Les says:

    Actually Craig, there was a news story yesterday on Fox about people “Voting with their Feet.” The Manhattan Institute, a Conservative Think Tank did a study using Census Records. Turns out that almost 3.4 Million people have left Kalifornia since 1990. And since 2005, it’s been average about 225,000 a year. Interesting story. Look it up for more details.

  5. Andy B. says:

    “Turns out that almost 3.4 Million people have left Kalifornia since 1990.”

    Just thinking out loud again, but even 30+ years ago, when I used to go to CA a lot for business, there was a consensus of a lot of people there that it was a place they really didn’t like for raising their children; a perception of cultural issues. It also is a place where a lot of young people go for adventure or recreation in one form or another, and to make their fortunes, but then “come home” to elsewhere after they marry and have children.

    One of my sons and his wife, from here in PA, went to CA to seek their fortunes, met and married there, and came home after their first child was born. A number of people in their extended circle of friends from CA did the same thing, going home to their respective home states. But, in discussions of their motivations, I always hear more desires to come home culturally, rather than politically. And, all of them pine for the San Diego climate they left behind in CA. Sometimes I do to, and I was never there for longer than a week or two.

  6. Dirk Diggler says:

    they were not worried about registration, which they could charge gun owners for to pay for – they were worried about the potential “takings” argument for which they potentially could be looking at a huge bill to compensate every gun owner for taking their weapon without due process. Mathwise, just guesstimate $2,000 per gun x 500,000 gun owners = $10 BILLION easily. This means no cash for welfare public education, roads, bureaucratic salaries, pensions, etc. The threatened power of the purse is awesome.

  7. PMain says:

    Listen to Gene, he’s in the vanguard of the restoration of civil rights in California. Remember, just a few years ago the 2nd didn’t apply to CA residents, now it does. The politicians in CA must be careful in what they dictate to masses now. CA is the battleground & those leaving the state & ignoring it altogether only makes things easier for the anti-gunners to set their agenda.

  8. IllTemperedCur says:

    The AG’s whining about the “intent of the law” really chaps my butt. If the legislature in my beloved Clownifornia had really intended to completely ban scary black semiauto rifles, then they would have written the law to completely ban scary black semiauto rifles.

    In essence, the AG’s argument is “the CA legislature is frickin’ incompetent.” And honestly, I can’t fault the basic concept, even if she draws the wrong conclusion from the argument.

  9. NotClauswitz says:

    I for one am grateful for the utter incompetence of our Robot Overlords in Sacatomatos…
    But this is the end-stage result of their overweening control, and of the decrepit Machine Politics and tone-deafness coming from living inside the echo-chamber.
    Those who come poking and bubbling-up through the thick pond-scum of the Liberal Machine are incompetent three-eyed boobs, sckooled and edumicated by the same illiterate Unionistas who have pedigree without merit, and who’s “best practices” are mere fawning copycatting and loud regurgitation. They are simpleton mouthpieces of the Machine propaganda mill with no real exposure to countervailing ideas or even how to argue their own “ideas” effectively without shouting. The presence of the Dunning-Kruger Effect is strong with them – like most incompetents they have extreme self-regard beyond all evidence and are impervious to self-correction.

  10. Brad says:

    We asked the Attorney General about that. Her response, “We would like to hope that these manufacturers would stop trying to get around the intention of the law. We would like to believe that people wouldn’t purchase products from manufacturers that are obviously trying to get around the intention of the law, unfortunately that is not happening.”

    I wonder if Harris even understands the intent of the law. No doubt I would be hugely amused to hear her give a detailed explanation. Hmm… maybe I will ring up her public contact person and ask that very question.

  11. Harry Schell says:

    Given that 745 people died in 2010 due to long guns (to inlcude AW’s), and more died as a result of attacks with bare fists, Harris is emoting rather than thinking. Not unusual for a CA pol. She did after all as SF DA defend SF as a sanctuary for illegals, violent or otherwise.

    She means what she says, if given the means and opportunity, all “AW”‘s would be confiscated, with or without compensation. If you have one now registered with the state and die, the weapon must be returned to the state for destruction. No compensation, no options. Such are the open-minded and inclusive sorts running CA at this time.

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