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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaking at the State of the State address in Sacramento, CA, Mar 8, 2022. (Photo: Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock)

California Lawmakers Not Letting a Crisis Go to Waste with Latest Gun Control Legislation

‘The more guns Americans have, the less likely there will be crime’

By Katy Grimes, June 3, 2022 8:44 am

Gun control advocates want to ban guns. They claim they only want to ban “assault rifles,” “high-capacity magazines” and “bump stocks,” and then redefine what these actually are. “Weapons of war,” is the latest iteration, making certain guns sound more dangerous. But this road inevitably leads to a ban on all firearms.

Addressing Democrats’ cries for federal gun control following the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a fervent call for gun control, telling voters to make it a paramount issue in November. “I believe the majority of you will act to turn your outrage to turn this issue central to your vote,” he said. “Enough! Enough! Enough!”

Biden claimed, “nothing has been done. This time that cannot be true. This time we must actually do something.”

“My God. The fact that the majority of the Senate Republicans don’t want any of these proposals even to be debated or come up for a vote, I find unconscionable,” Biden said. “We can’t fail the American people again.”

Biden said if we can’t ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, he wants to raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21, claiming, “These are rational, commonsense measures.”

The President said new data just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims “guns are the number one killer of children in the United States of America. The number one killer. More than car accidents. More than cancer.”

Once again, gun control proponents claim guns kill, refusing to acknowledge that whoever is using the gun is the actual killer. Guns don’t kill any more than SUVs run people over. And they conflate suicide deaths with violent gun deaths to inflate the number.

California’s Democrat lawmakers are on the same page as Biden, and have introduced their own package of gun control bills, never letting a crisis go to waste:

  • SB 1327 (Hertzberg) would allow private citizens to sue gun manufacturers, distributors and traders for dealing assault weapons, .50 BMG rifles or ghost guns. The bill is sponsored by Governor Newsom.
  • SB 906 (Portantino) would mandate school officials to report perceived threats of a mass shooting to law enforcement and require school districts to disseminate safe gun control storage information.
  • SB 915 (Min) bans gun shows and firearm sales on state property.
  • SB 1384 (Min) demands that gun dealers install video surveillance systems at their business sites.
  • AB 2571 (Gabriel) outlaws advertising of firearms in manners that attract minors.
  • AB 1594 (Ting) would allow the State Attorney General and individuals to sue gun manufacturers and sellers for harms.
  • AB 1621 (Gipson) would further crack down on sales of ghost guns. Governor Newsom has signaled his full support for this extensive package of gun control legislation.

Governor Newsom’s proposed Real Public Safety Plan would create a new statewide gun buyback program to provide matching grants and safe-disposal opportunities to get guns off our streets. The plan also includes additional funding for California’s gun violence research center at the University of California, Davis.

Yet throughout California, state and local lawmakers have worked to defund police, and shifted funding away from police budgets. At the same time, Gov. Newsom has let more than 76,000 felons out of state prisons. “California Gov. Gavin Newsom will be letting another 76,000 prisoners out of state prisons – on his own authority through Executive Order – violent crime is spiking in California’s cities,” the Globe reported May 2021. The CDCR expanded “good time credits” without criteria to justify early release of dangerous inmates.

Here’s the reality about guns and Americans: Author of More Guns, Less Crime, John Lott’s recent report found during the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 21.52 million – a 48% increase since 2016. It’s also a 10.5% increase over the number of permits we counted a year ago in 2020. Women applicants grew 108% faster than men, and new black applicants outstripped white applicants by 137%, and Asians out-applied Caucasians by 93%, the Truth About Guns reported.

Lott notes “this increase occurred despite 21 Constitutional Carry states that no longer provide data on all those legally carrying a concealed handgun because people in those states no longer need a permit to carry.”

Lott also wrote The Bias Against Guns. In his books, Lott argues that the more guns Americans have, the less likely there will be crime. Based on his statistics above, Americans also believe this.

Gun control advocates rarely if ever acknowledge the many crimes prevented or stopped by gun owners licensed to carry. There are many reports of concealed carry permit holders stopping crimes, including mass murderers. A West Virginia woman who is a concealed carry license holder stopped a shooting at a graduation party last week. “The Chief of Detectives credited that regular citizen who had a lawfully-carried firearm with saving lives because she didn’t run, but instead chose to engage and take out the threat.”

After claiming on Monday a 9mm bullet “blows the lung out of the body” while calling for a ban on 9mm handguns, Biden changed his tune Thursday saying, “For so many of you at home, I want to be very clear: This is not about taking away anyone’s guns.  It’s about vili- — not about vilifying gum [sic] — gun owners.  In fact, we believe we should be treating responsible gun owners as an example of how every gun owner should behave. I respect the culture and the tradition and the concerns of lawful gun owners.”

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18 thoughts on “California Lawmakers Not Letting a Crisis Go to Waste with Latest Gun Control Legislation

  1. Good factual journalism is hard to find.
    There is a way to solve these issues without bastardizing the United States Constitution. However that would take fore-thought and true leadership. Both of these are sadly missing in the MSN, Sacramento, and D.C.

  2. Gov Gav and our Dem legislative “leadership” work overtime to encourage chaos, anarchy, and skyrocketing crime in this state at the same time they try to pass (unconstitutional) ‘anti-gun’ bills, rolling them out shock-and-awe-style, to remove the ability of law-abiding, tax-paying citizens to protect themselves. Bills that, by the way, don’t produce the results they say they want, as John Lott has been telling us for years bolstered by the cold, hard, numbers he always produces. Do you really think they don’t know that this crap only makes things worse? Gee, I wonder….. WHY are they doing this? (As if we didn’t know…..)
    Might be worth racking out some notes and phone calls to your state Assembly reps and Senate reps, telling them to Vote NO. Just remember the worst of the Dems have an aversion to adjectives!
    This anti-gun rollout is totally irresponsible and unacceptable and their empty pandering to the deluded and misguided people in this state cannot be allowed to go forward when most actually expect them to be doing penance for what they have put us through for the past two and a half years.

  3. “My response to Biden’s gun control speech tonight… Refuting the propaganda piece by piece” (You Tube)
    youtu.be/hb-PXyXsneE (by Brayden)
    Any law incompatible with the Consititution is null and void.
    Sad they have no qualms killing children and hiring crisis actors, then politicizing their deaths for an Agenda. How sick is that? Uvalde also served as a warning to Border Patrol who’s children attend that school not to interfere with trafficking (children-humans, weapons, drugs, money laundering), notice how quickly they intend to tear down the school, just like Sandy Hook.
    Watch fires in CA intentionally set… only certain homes will be saved in expensive areas, by design. Also, fires are intended to cover their crimes. (Luke 8:17) Same for the vax ‘realnotrare.com’

  4. Murdered of children. In Britain there are no mass shooting of school children. To blame the person and fail to enact gun control makes you complacent in ALL these deaths. If those persons you blame as individuals could only access a knife no mass murders would occur. You lie to yourselves to justify insanity that is not based on logic or reason. If they those individuals you blame could not a ces an fire arm capable of humming down 19 children there would be no dead children. Gun violence is now the leading cause of death for children in the United States and you still want these weapons available to anyone with no limits, how do you sleep at night. You are ALL murderers ALL of you, anyone who voted Republican. You lie and lie. I hope you all have to meet the God you profess to follow. But whose teachings you ignore. Jesus preached no harm, live and brotherhood. I wish he would come back to condemn the entire lot of you hypocrites.

    1. You, madam, are INSANE… you have completely conflated this situation with your own inflamed, projected emotions…
      But that’s how Democrats roll, I suppose… Rush was right…
      We have no problem denying firearms to mentally unstable individuals, but then you “caring feelers” would scream bloody murder that those people are being “profiled”…
      And what exactly does “humming down 19 children” mean??? Have another drink…

    2. By your crazy logic, we can extend that all who vote Democrat are all baby killers and pedophiles. Are you one,Patty Williams?
      I hope you have the same concern for children who were killed in the womb.
      Please consider that gun restrictions such as they have in Chicago do not stop gun violence. Those that intend to harm and use guns will just get them illegally. Look up Chicago weekly gun deaths! Just on Memorial weekend alone 51 people shot in gun restricted Chicago.

      The Obama DOJ/ATF Operation; Fast and Furious, smuggled weapons across the border which ended up killing a US Border Agent.

      Attacking those you disagree with does not strengthen your argument.

      Patty, I will pray that God will soften your heart, because you seem very hostile and unkind.

    3. ahh..Patty..perhaps you should switch to de-caf..

      and Patty..”gun violence” is a made up word..much like “latinx” and “birth person”
      now if you really care..study the homicide rate in Chicago..over 3000 dead..but no protests or front page stories..and if you ask why…you will begin to see

  5. Every mass shooter knows that schools are gun free zones with little to no security – BY LAW. Almost makes you think that Democrats need mass killings to justify gun confiscation.

  6. Here is a “Real Public Safety Plan”: How about we allow private citizens to sue Democrats when they let criminals go free with no bail or dropping of charges and they commit violent crimes? Like when Governor Climate Change released 76,000 prisoners. How many of them have murdered, raped, and God knows what else? None of these proposed gun laws will do a damn thing to reduce crime just like the over 800 gun laws already on the books in this state.

    1. I would like to see that, John. So tired of this endless lack of accountability. Really, for everything you can think of! Sigh..

  7. FBI Report 2021: California No. 1 in Gun Control; California No. 1 in ‘Active Shooter Incidents (6 Events)
    How many were staged for Gun Control (Luke 8:17)

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