Skip to comments.Golden State devalues gun rights(CA)
Posted on 09/19/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT by marktwain
We know America is in big trouble when power corrupted law enforcement and Californias liberal state legislature ban together to createnew laws that regulate, pre-punish, and harass law abiding gun owners.
In the name of safety and protection, lawmakers being obsessedwith violating our rights and beating up the Constitution bloody, feed into thebig government ways of today.
They fail to realize, however, that the Constitution is meant to protect individual, God-given rights; it does not say big government can violate our rights, and do whatever they want.
This all started with a 2011 California law (AB 109) that bans open carry handguns in public areas. Without taking into account the rules set forth in the Constitution, the idea of the gunhaters is that openly carrying a handgun will intimidate others, and is therefore unnecessary.
In reaction, law abiding gun owners in early 2012 baned together peacefully, as is their right under the First Amendment, to petition the government to repeal AB 109, an unnecessary law.They did so by lawfully and openly carrying an unloaded rifle or shotgun, called long guns.
The people in exercising their First and Second Amendment rights had law enforcement officials and legislators up in arms, complaining that flaunting long guns may escalate into violence. So, they introduce a brand new law, close to 9,000 words in length that says Californians cannot openly carry long guns in public areas, either.
Hmmm, whos intimidating whom?
Bearing in mind, not all police officers and politiciansadhere to the anti-Constitution, thuggish group, but they do make everyone elselook bad.
Assembly Bill 1527 called the Open Carry Ban passes in both the state House and Senate, and now sits on Gov. Jerry Browns desk for signature. According to California statute, if the Governor does not sign it by Sept. 30, the measure automatically becomes law effective Jan. 1.
Proponents of the bill say removing gun rights prevents tragedy, yet there is not one scintilla of evidence to say that is true. In fact, there are piles of evidence to show that criminal elements obtain weapons via illegal ways and use them illegally,unlike law abiding citizens who follow the law.
In debate, members of the Assembly discussed families and children being in danger; carrying firearms leads to riots; civil laws promotes civil behavior; police ought to determine mental state of gun owners; and firearms jeopardizes someone elses safety. However, there is not one police report to show that openly carryinglong guns led to any unrest, harm or arrest.
Police chiefs and sheriffs in the State of California who support Bill 1527 go wellbeyond their course of duty. Maybe it is a power trip, maybe they really believe they can keep us safe with all these laws, or maybe they need more laws, to justify their existence and expansion.
Opponents of Bill 1527 assert it infringes on our First and Second Amendment rights and is a two-for-two against the Constitution. Gun control advocates bog-down their timewith non issues and unrealistic expectations. The purpose of government is for the people to be secured in theirrights, not beat up by it. Bill 1527 is a solution to a problem that does not exist.
Debate on the house floor, revealed each opponent in the statehouse is a Democrat. Now, that is not to say every Democrat votes in opposition to the First and Second Amendment, but they do make everyone else look bad.
Pre-judging and targeting innocent Americans who are not violating the law is out of hand, unconstitutional. What has America become? A police state of too many laws, too many restrictions on liberty, and too many politicians who dont give a damn about the Constitution.
Reality will not hit them until...
“The boot of the gulag guard hits their large posterior as they pass through the gates to their new home.”
— Yuri Bezmenov
Frankly, they don't see any constitution as a limit to the power of government, they see it as a limit to the rights of the people.
Remember "innocent until proven guilty?" Alas, it's not enshrined in the constitution, therefore according to the nanny statists the presumption of innocence is not an indisputable part of the foundation of our system of jurisprudence. That's why you see so many laws asserting guilt with the "rebuttable presumption" clause, forcing the accused to prove innocence when charged. Otherwise there would be no way for the law to be effective. Imagine that! So, if it's necessary to presume people are guilty else we can't bring them to trial - shouldn't that be a clear sign the law is misguided?
Our supposed representatives have constantly given up our rights in order to make simpler the wielding of government power in the execution of the law. Give up enough and the government doesn't need the consent of the people to do whatever those in power want to do - in effect they become tyrants.
I hate the term: “gun rights,” for it is typical of leftist word craft. Guns don’t have rights. Everybody knows it. This is about the HUMAN right to a particular means of self-defense (an inarguable principle, even among leftists, which is why it is not part of the public conversation).
Maybe its high time these idiot legislators in the People’s Republik of Kalifornistan faced the business end of a rifle or shotgun.
There is no Constitution anymore. We live in a post-Constitutional era. The statists have shredded the Constitution and pissed on it. You only have rights if the government says you do.
Its time for the slaves to revolt and take our freedom back.
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