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Well, it would seem Arnold …

… at least has the courtesy of giving us the reach around:

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed legislation to prevent the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding Californians during a future state of emergency or natural disaster, as happened in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Assembly Bill 1645 was introduced in the General Assembly by Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa (R-2).

“In passing this law, Assemblyman LaMalfa and California’s General Assembly acted to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners when their rights are most vital,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist. “During a time when there is no 9-1-1 or police upon which to rely, honest citizens will never again have to worry that their only means of self protection from looters or thugs will be taken away by the government.”

After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Police Superintendent issued orders to confiscate all firearms- including those from law-abiding residents. With that single order, he stripped the only means of self-protection innocent citizens had during a time of widespread civil disorder. This legislation guarantees those actions will never happen in California.

That’s good news for Californians, provided there are still guns to be had to defend themselves with by the time the politicians there are finished screwing gun owners.

This doesn’t make up for signing the microstamping bill and lead ammo bans.   Hey Governor Arnold: If you buy me a drink one minute, and then turn around and punch me in the face the next, don’t get upset when I don’t want to sit next to you at the bar.  Gun owners in California should demand more than an abusive relationship with their Governor.

Assemblyman LaMalfa deserves our praise, however.  It looks like he did some serious work to get this bill passed through what is arguably the most anti-gun legislature in the country.

4 Responses to “Well, it would seem Arnold …”

  1. Jim W says:

    Apparently the microstamping bill only takes effect when the microstamping technology is free from patent encumbrance. That is about 20 years off.

  2. Dustin says:

    Very good point. I can’t believe Arnold signed that micro-stamping bill since I sent him all the facts proving it was a worthless bill at best, and a devastating bill at worst. Worthless because it will not make it easier to fight crime (what self respecting criminal is going to use a hard to find gun with the new micro stamping device when there are so many normal guns around to steal). Devastating because the law will make it illegal for California gun dealers to sell new or used normal guns starting in 2010, and Californians can’t go out of state to buy guns either since that is already illegal. Californians are going to be very limited on the handgun models they will be able to choose from starting in 2010. If I were unfortunate enough to live in California I would either move out of State or try to buy all the handguns I thought I might want during the rest of my stay in California prior to 2010.

  3. straightarrow says:

    or you could just move out of state, get a driver’s license or voter’s registration card in a false name and buy all the damn guns you want, then go back to Ca.

    It seems that a moronic crook is still smarter than an elected official. Of course, the law abiding won’t do that.

    So I guess the program will be a success, people who weren’t committing crime before, still aren’t.

    Could it be there is a secret tax of some kind of fee that criminals pay to elected officials for such preferential treatment? Hey! Just askin’.

  4. DirtCrashr says:

    After the next on-schedule Big Earthquake causes our 1,200+ miles of feeble and antiquated (as old as my guns in most cases) levee system to rupture and fail, filling the delta valley with water and destroying all the farm produce while collapsing the agricultural base and much of the vaunted CA economy – the guns underwater with microstamping will rust-away the teeny-leetle micro-numbers… Ha.

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