I was being serious; the Brady Bill requires background checks, e.g. the states permission to buy and sell guns... this even applies in some states, such as mine, to sales from parents to children, or children to parents. Folks in Pennsylvania have had their right stolen by the state via this legislation JUST for selling guns without going through this process. When you ask permission, it is not a right; just a government privilege that can be revoked at any time... I despise Reagan for this; he was an honorable man of high ideals, yet he sold out many future generations of Americans by signing this into law.
CA's 'law' is even worse. Certain semi-auto firearms supposedly cannot be sold - period. When you die they are to be confiscated by the State.
[Reagan] -- sold out many future generations of Americans by signing this into law.
Look at it this way, Brady is not a law, it is a repugnant infringement, not worth the paper it's printed on. [see Marbury]
Most gun owners in CA are ignoring it, and it is not being enforced.
Other states citizens should follow suit.
This sounds slightly similar to the UK: the major gun banning acts (semi-auto rifles (1988) and handguns which affected me (1997) were by Conservative governments. Things move on but am still bitter about it.