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Clueless in California
Armed and Safe ^ | 26 March, 2009 | NA

Posted on 03/27/2009 6:11:42 AM PDT by marktwain

In California, they've already passed so many draconian restrictions on private gun ownership that it's apparently getting difficult for them to think of any new ones. So, when a career violent felon (and apparent child rapist) murders four cops, which he was able to do despite the most restrictive state gun laws in the country, and when the legislators still want to diagnose the problem as one of not enough gun laws, they have to get creative. Luckily, California lawmakers are up to the challenge of creatively infringing on that which shall not be infringed.

In response to the fatal shootings of four Oakland police officers over the weekend, two Bay Area politicians today announced plans to introduce legislation that would create a system for regulating and tracking assault weapon magazines in California.

The announcement by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, and Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland, comes four days after a wanted parolee gunned down four Oakland officers, two allegedly with an AK-47.

The proposed legislation would restrict the use and possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, defined as ammunition-feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds. In the past, such devices could not be tracked since there was no technology to do so, Hancock said.

Keep in mind, we're not talking about banning "large capacity" magazines--that's already done in California. The problem here is that the non-reduced capacity magazine prohibition, like most prohibitions of highly desired items, does not work, so now the idea is to create another law, to help the first law work.

The "thinking" here is to require that the (already banned) magazines be stamped with serial numbers, so the magazines can be tracked.

Assault weapons have been banned in California since 1999, and owners who possessed them before the ban are required to register their weapons. But large-capacity magazines are not required to be registered — because it was previously impossible to stamp serial numbers on them. Technology is now available to imprint serials on the magazines and enable law enforcement to track them through a registration system, Hancock said. Good luck with that one, guys.

California has me beginning to think that Illinois, where private handgun sales will remain legal (Ha!), has some redeeming features.


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: assaultweapon; automatic; banglist; california
England is a good example of the slippery slope of banning inanimate objects in an attempt to control human behaviour.

They banned nearly all guns, and are now considering banning knives. The violent crime rate keeps increasing.

1 posted on 03/27/2009 6:11:42 AM PDT by marktwain
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"... it was previously impossible to stamp serial numbers on them ..."

Why could a serial number not be stamped on them? Mine have the manufacturer's name and city stamped on the base.

2 posted on 03/27/2009 6:30:02 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I would love to hear one of these idiots explain how being able to track a magazine would have prevented this crime.
I get dizzy trying to understand the type of convoluted thinking that believes establishing a government program costing millions of taxpayer dollars in order to track a $20 hunk of metal is going to accomplish anything.
3 posted on 03/27/2009 6:51:57 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: marktwain

Note to self>>> Buy more Mags soon...


4 posted on 03/27/2009 7:30:23 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

ok tracking has worked so well here, we alrady know where he bought the alleged AK 47, we know who sold it to the person who sold it to the thug that killed the cops. right??? opps, you mean this one did not get registered, oh,no, wait this cant be, the gun was illegal.

This I conclude this AK 47 could not have been use to kill the cops, the cops died by some other means, because we all know that no one can legally have these big bad guns in californazia.


5 posted on 03/27/2009 8:24:34 AM PDT by dhm914
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To: marktwain

Chinese AK-47 full auto weapons are all around South America. So, why shouldn’t they pop up here? Someone should propose a marathon run between the US and Mexico to see who is the fastest to cross the border.


6 posted on 03/27/2009 8:55:24 AM PDT by BobS
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I am all for fairness. We can begin by requiring each Congressman and Senator to hire at least one staff member of opposing political philosophy. Thus, the Kennedys, Schumers and Pelosis would have a Conservative on their staff. Likewise, Republican Senators would have a LIB on their staff.

Let the fireworks begin.


7 posted on 03/27/2009 9:42:46 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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restrictions on private gun ownership ,ied’s to follow.


8 posted on 03/27/2009 9:45:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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***...two allegedly with an AK-47. ***

I read it was actually an SKS.


9 posted on 03/27/2009 5:12:39 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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