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California Gun Control Bill Faces Stiff Opposition From Gun Rights Groups

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A California gun control bill would allow for the potential confiscation of legally owned weapons. If the legislation gains passage, strict ammunition regulations will be enacted. Owners of the 166,000 estimated semi-automatic rifles in the state could lose their guns.

California Democrats are reportedly pushing for the new gun control bill to become law. Provisions in the bill call for all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines to be banned, Mercury News reports. If the gun control legislation becomes law, the mandates may be the toughest in the country.

Democratic State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg supports the gun control bill, The Blaze notes. Senator Steinberg had this to say about the California gun legislation:

“California’s tough gun laws have been exploited long enough. We can save lives by curbing the proliferation of guns designed to be fired and reloaded rapidly. We can save lives by getting guns and ammunition out of the hands of the wrong people. We can save lives if every gun owner knows how to safely handle those guns. And if we can save lives, we must act to do so.”

The Democratic California Senator also claimed that he supports the Second Amendment and the use of guns for hunting, sport, and home defense. Gun rights advocates oppose the California gun control bill. The pro-gun supporters feel the legislation infringes upon the Second Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional.

Gene Hoffman, co-founder of the Calguns Foundation, had this to say about the potential gun ban:

“Almost every item in the proposal is wildly unconstitutional.”

The Redwood City gun rights group representative also stated that the governmental overreach may accelerate the speed at which the Supreme Court “takes these ideas off the table.”

The California gun control bill would also require anyone purchasing ammunition to undergo a background check. The cities of Sacramento and Los Angeles already follow such a policy. Anyone legally barred from owning a weapon would not be allowed to live in a home where weapons exist.

Do you think the California gun control bill infringes upon the Second Amendment?

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13 Responses to “California Gun Control Bill Faces Stiff Opposition From Gun Rights Groups”

  1. Eddie Garcia

    Please sign the following petition to stop these gun laws.

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  2. Steve Egesdal

    Freaking Steinberg is such a commy! they want us to live under there laws and rules, that they themselves don't! its time for some type of action! heres an idea to see how stupid the voters are in this state,,, I urge all what's left of the Repub's, to change there party to Dems, then the next election, they have a better than 50% chance of winning that seat. I say this because people are so stupid, and only vote for a party and not for the individual, so this would confuse the shit out of stupid voters, and give us a chance to take back this state!

  3. Carlos Ramos

    I viewed the Utube of these california progressive politicos patting themselves on the back regarding this severely unconstitutional legislation. Once again lying to themselves and to us about what guns were used where to commit murders. The only thing unlawful in california these days are the rampantly out of control liberals and their delusional unconstitutional law making streak. YOU KNOW THE CHARACTER OF A PERSON BY THE LAWS THEY SUPPORT OR AUTHOR. In this case these california legislators are of low character and typically liars.

  4. Whitey Ford

    ABSOLUTELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND WITHOUT A DOUBT INFRINGES ON THE PEOPLES RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS!

  5. Ed Birdseye

    Of course it infringes on our Second Amendment Rights! Any moron could figure that out. That's exactly their goal. They have a fight on their hands. This current California legislation, and at the White House, are trying to de-arm law abiding citizens. People must get active and seek ways to bring common sense back to this country. Where do I protest?

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