The US Constitution — our individual Bill of Rights — says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Those are the words from our Second Amendment, an individual right that enables the law-abiding US citizen guarantee of self-defense, and defense from an intrusive, onerous, tyrannical government.
What I just stated in the above paragraph is objective truth, non-debatable, and rooted in our founding documents and principles. As well, many of our state constitutions back up exactly what I asserted. It is not subjective or mere opinion. However, consistent with the rhetoric of Rahm Emanuel — who said “never let a good crisis go to waste,” — progressive socialists are doing what they always do: finding a means to disarm citizens. That, as well, is not debatable and has been evidenced throughout history by every socialist, fascist, communist, or imperialist dictator.
Thirty years ago this past summer, thousands of Chinese students were gunned down, murdered, by the communist Chinese government. Hugo Chavez in his rise to power in Venezuela decreed that private gun ownership was banned so he could stem “gun violence.” Now, the disarmed people of what was once one of the most prosperous countries in our hemisphere are being gunned down by armed government thugs, similar to an Antifa in America, and run down by military vehicles.
The people in Venezuela and Hong Kong, have no right to petition their government for redress of their grievances. Hence why they are gunned down.
And make no mistake, ol’ Bob Frank O’Rourke, has at least been honest enough to openly profess what the left in America wants, gun confiscation. In the meantime, the incubator of all progressive socialist policies, California, is evidencing just what the left would do, if they ever again have political power, control, in America.
As reported by the LA Times:
“After a string of mass shootings across the country this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday toughened California’s already strict gun control laws, signing a raft of bills that broadly expand the state’s “red flag” law and limit the purchase of semiautomatic rifles by individuals to one per month.
Newsom, who was elected last year on a campaign that promised strict limits on firearms, signed 15 bills passed in response to recent mass shootings. “This continues California’s leadership in terms of gun safety,” Newsom said at a state Capitol bill-signing ceremony. “Gun violence is an epidemic in this country, one that’s been inflamed by the inaction of politicians in Washington,” Newsom added.
The measure restricting purchases, Senate Bill 61, prohibits Californians from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle per month and is one of two gun bills by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge). It also bans the sale of semiautomatic centerfire rifles to people younger than 21, removing a provision of the law that allowed younger people to buy such guns if they have a hunting license.
“Our efforts to keep high-capacity weapons out of the hands of teenagers, continuing to close loopholes in law, and working with the DOJ and governor’s office this past year on this slate of bills is important and appropriate work that will continue to make our communities safer,” Portantino said Friday.”
Let’s be honest: Gov. Newsom doesn’t care about stemming “gun violence.” Here is the Governor who said nothing when a law enforcement officer, Officer Ronil Singh, was gunned down by a criminal illegal immigrant. This is the same Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco, who said nothing about the shooting of young Kate Steinle by a five-time deported criminal illegal immigrant. Furthermore, Newsom remained silent when a California court of appeals overturned a criminal, felony, illegal possession of a firearm by the same illegal immigrant who shot Ms. Steinle.
For Newsom, this is about one thing: ensuring that law-abiding, legal gun owners and potential gun owners in California have their constitutional right taken away from them. Oh, yeah, who was responsible for the mass shooting in San Bernadino California? It certainly was not law-abiding, legal American gun owners. Nope. Syed Farouk and his wife, Tashfeen Malik were the Islamic terrorists. Tashfeen Malik lied in order to gain entry into America. Their firearms were purchased through a straw buyer, which is against the law in America.
None of this makes a difference to Newsom. He is just representative of the delusional, deranged, and dangerous mentality of progressive socialists.
Hey Gavin, in the State of California there are several major military installations. You mean to tell me that a 20-year-old US Navy SEAL cannot go out and purchase the very same weapon we trust him to use in defense of our nation? Or how about the 19-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton? What about the 20-year-old Army female stationed at Ft. Irwin who lives alone and wants a Sig Sauer MPX 9mm semiautomatic carbine for home protection?
Newsom and his ilk are not “leading the way on gun safety.” They are nothing more than sick, demented tyrants looking to punish Americans and undermine their individual rights. Newsom has no issue with granting illegal immigrants rights and benefits . . . but he hates Americans being able to defend themselves, against his tyranny. From a legal aspect, two cases argued before the US Supreme Court curtailed the leftists goal of undermining the Second Amendment: Heller v DC and McDonald v City of Chicago. But, for the left, law does not mean anything if it is inconsistent with their ideological agenda.
The so-called “gun violence epidemic” in America is rooted in a few major urban centers, all run by progressive socialists. The response to these separate mass shootings requires intelligence and focused policies, not unconstitutional actions by leftists. Red flag laws violate our 2nd and 4th amendment rights, and red flag laws have nothing to do with what happened in the Parkland, Florida shooting . . . for which many states adopted red flag laws. The shooter in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS was enabled by a failure with the local law enforcement agency and the Broward School system, by way of the Obama “promise program”.
I would be happy to take Gavin Newsom or Bob Frank O’Rourke to a gun range. There, I would show them exactly what gun control looks like: breathing, aim, trigger squeeze, and accuracy. Gun control means you do not put your finger on the trigger until ready to fire, and you take the weapon off safe.
Gun control to progressive socialists means people control . . . and that dawg don’t hunt!
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