California Senate Votes 28-8 to Exempt Itself from California Gun Laws
The California State Senate agrees with Charlie Rangel that they “deserve” to own guns but the citizens do not! Every year they pass more and more gun control laws and NONE of them apply to themselves!
Now the California state affiliate of the National Rifle Association is firing back.
While many states have become more gun-friendly in recent years – passing laws that allow for open and concealed carry – California has not. In fact, the state has passed a series of laws that have basically made the Golden State the capital of gun control.
The California Rifle and Pistol Association on Monday filed a lawsuit aimed at overturning a sweeping set of bills signed into law last year by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The group has planned to challenge different aspects of the California law, which passed following the mass shootings in San Bernardino, which killed 14 people, and in Orlando, which killed 49.
Monday’s lawsuit deals with the state’s ban on almost every style of the so-called assault rifle, including the nation’s most popular: The AR-15. In January, any so-called “assault-style weapon” with an easily detachable magazine became illegal.
Five years ago, the California State Senate voted 28-8 to exempt themselves from these very gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the California.
You think maybe this will cause Californians to rise up? NOPE! Even though it was 5 years ago – since then, California has passed a plethora of other gun laws…that only apply to citizens.
Yes, you heard me right! The exemption was created in 2011 and the California legislature has passed a number of gun laws since. Pretty easy when you are passing bills that do not apply to you!
It is not the only special privileges California legislators provide themselves!
They do not pay red light camera bills or for gasoline!
How does it all happen so easily in California? The Washington Post explains:
Attempts by a handful of reformers to require politicians to provide a full annual disclosure of the benefits received from the public treasury have been rebuffed. Currently, government officials must file a statement of economic interests revealing income from any source other than a local, state or federal government agency. Gifts worth more than $50 also must be disclosed, but lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited acceptance of concert and sporting event tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, golf outings and other benefits from lobbyists trying to buy votes.
Bills of this nature never meet an honest fate in which roll-call votes put members on the record as favoring or opposing each idea. Instead, reform measures are held in committee to die quietly as legislative deadlines pass. As of last week, it’s effectively impossible for a bill to become law if it hasn’t already passed in at least one of the chambers.
…and it just goes on and on!
Red Skelton said so eloquently in his commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance:
And to the Republic — A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
California has it backwards, they are running with the method of “from the leaders to the people.”
That is why I joined the 5 million people who have fled California within the last decade.
You can take me out of Texas in a pine box, and even then I will be kicking and screaming!