California Democrats Are Pushing Legislation Mandating Firearms Be Registered Annually

California Democrats have recently been pushing to replace the state’s existing one-time firearm registration system with a once-a-year registration mandate, in addition to a fee to the state.

For the legislation in question, SB 1160, Democrats vow to use the fee to finance the state’s firearms registration system: “The bill would require the registrant to annually pay a fee, as specified, to be deposited into a special fund that is continuously appropriated to the department for the express purpose of carrying out the administration and enforcement of the firearm registry.”

On top of that, SB 1160 will be used to set up a new “program” concentrated on unregistered firearms: “This bill would prohibit possession of an unregistered firearm, a violation of which would be punishable as an infraction. By creating a new infraction, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.”

California is already one of the most anti-gun states in the nation. AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News noted that 

“California is already rated the No. 1 state for gun control by Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety.” 

He added the following about the state’s gun control laws: “The state has a 1o-day waiting period for gun purchases, a firearm registration requirement, a ban on being armed for self-defense on a college campus, a “high capacity” magazine ban, “ghost gun” regulations, a red flag law, a gun storage requirement, a microstamping requirement, and ammunition controls, among other things.

Additionally, California has had an “assault weapons” ban and universal background checks for over 30 years, yet it led the nation in “active shooter incidents” in 2021.”

Similarity, California is ranked in 48th place according to Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners rankings. The Golden State is where gun rights go to die. Gun owners in the state will have to either nullify unconstitutional laws that are passed at the state level or leave the state altogether to settle down in more pro-gun pastures.

Pro-gun reforms simply won’t be coming from the state government anytime soon.

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