A new law is officially in effect in California that will require background checks on all ammunition purchases, as the state with the strictest gun laws in the country further infringes upon the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.
“At the end of the day, it is a perverse fact: Guns don’t kill people. Unless a gun is used as a blunt instrument, a gun is not particularly dangerous,” gun-grabbing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday. “A gun requires a dangerous component and that’s ammunition.”
“The reality is, if we’re only monitoring gun sales, we’re only looking at part of the problem and part of the equation,” Newsom’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.
Gun owners have reportedly been stocking up on ammo in anticipation for the new infringement to come into effect. Sales have spiked a stunning 300 percent in recent weeks, according to a gun shop owner.
“In the last two weeks I’ve been up about 300 percent,” as people are “bulking up because of these stupid new laws,” a Sacramento shopkeeper who sells ammo said.
“Most of the people who are coming in are avoiding it,” said John Parkin, owner of Burlingame’s Coyote Point Armory. “It’s another right that the state of California is trying to take away from us.”
“Locking a door doesn’t stop a thief from breaking in, so putting another restriction on ammunition it’s not going to stop a crazy person or person with mental illness from getting ammunition or a firearm,” an LA-area gun store owner said.
The gun-grabbers are celebrating this measure as another step toward their end goal of disarming all Americans and making them sitting ducks without any way to resist violent criminals and heavy-handed government bureaucrats.
“They were able to get it through online sales delivered right to their very front door, like a pizza, with no background check or kind sort of regulation whatsoever,” said Robyn Thomas of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
“Ammunition is the oxygen that fuels the violence we see in our communities every single day and our law enforcement needs to know who’s buying it,” Senate Pro Tem Kevin De Leon said. “Our law enforcement needs to know who’s selling it.”
Voters approved the measure in 2016, and it was ordered to come into effect by July 1. It will require a prospective ammo buyer’s information to be cross referenced with whatever is on file with the Department of Justice’s Automated Firearms System. If the information is not found, the individual will be burdened with a fee and a waiting period of up to ten days to make the buy.
The California Rifle and Pistol Association and the National Rifle Association have filed lawsuits challenging provisions of the new burdensome law, which are still pending in court.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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