Monday, April 09, 2007

A few bills to watch out for...

...In the CA state legislature...
AB334 - Gotta report a theft of your gun within 5 working days, or you face an infraction. Don't go on any extended vacations, people, or someone might steal your crap and YOU'LL get busted for it. Currently in the Assembly Committee on Public safety.

AB821 - Bans the use of lead ammunition throughout the range of the California Condor. While no-one wants to see this oversized vulture go extinct, are we really sure that AMMO is their biggest problem? As far as I'm aware, there are no conclusive studies, so I reckon it's a bad idea - just another BS law to make gun-owners' lives more complicated. Currently in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife.

AB1741 - Requires handguns to "microstamp" serial numbers on their ammo whenever they fire, by putting a little "die" on the firing pin. Totally unworkable, because METAL FILES are not hard to get, and the stamps would wear off the firing pins anyway. This has been TESTED, and DOESN'T work - except for the TRUE purpose, making handguns illegal without actually passing a law that says so, well then, it'll work just fine.

Gun control does not reduce crime. What gun control does is give the government a monopoly on violence. Looking at examples from history, we can see that this is not a good thing.

2 comments:

Fathairybastard said...

You have GOT to get the hell outa there and come to Texas. Our Governor just signed a law saying that we can now shoot people whenever we feel threatened, and you don't have to drag them in the house after to justify it anymore. Shoot em in the garage.

Kevin said...

Dude, I'd love to. We met some people on our camping trip a couple of weeks ago (their daughter goes to the same school as ours) and their whole family is moving to the Houston suburbs - I mean uncles, aunts grandparents -they're all relocating. I was SO jealous! I could sell the place we live in here and get a nicer house over there. Unfortunately, my wife won't go for it right now. All her family is close by, and that's pretty important to both of us.