I just noticed that VSSA is reporting a live update from California that the effective overall semi-auto ban in California was vetoed. On the other hand, their lead ammunition bill was signed.
I would say more on this, but my brain is currently decompressing from trying to better understand the role of the X-chromosome in genetic genealogy. Have I ever mentioned that science was one of my worst subjects in high school? Ouch.
UPDATE: Wow, I’m kind of surprised by some of the language Gov. Brown used in saying the semi-auto ban went too far. Here is a key quote from the LA Times: “I don’t believe that this bill’s blanket ban on semiautomatic rifles would reduce criminal activity or enhance public safety enough to warrant this infringement on gun owners’ rights.”
It’s not exactly a rousing endorsement of the Second Amendment, but it’s more acknowledgement than most Democratic leaders in these solid blue states give us.
I wonder if Gov. Cuomo in New York is starting to wonder if his gun control push was a bad idea now that there’s another big gun control state governor backing off of the most extreme bills.