CA Republican: 'Assault Weapons' Ban 'Erases' Second Amendment
California Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly (R-33rd Dist.) says legislation awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's (D) signature not only bans "assault weapons" but "erases the Second Amendment."
Donnelly was referencing SB374--a bill which broadens the definition of an "assault weapon" and then bans all such weapons within the state.
Donnelly talked to Breitbart News about the bill on October 7:
SB374 basically erases the Second Amendment. We have California-only fuel, California-only this and California-only that, and with SB374 we are pursuing a California-only version of the Constitution. It's a version that will not have a Second Amendment.
This bill takes rifles that are semi-automatic with a detachable magazine--rifles that were lawfully purchased and are lawfully owned--and it bans them, period. If you own a gun that is on the ban list you will have to register it and it becomes non-transferrable. Therefore, although the government will allow you to keep the gun in your possession until you die, once you die it will be confiscated and taken out of circulation.
This means if you own the M1 Carbine that helped us win in the Pacific during WWII--a gun that shoots a small .30 caliber bullet--if you own one, you would not be able to pass it on to your children.
This is an illegal and egregious confiscation plan.
Donnelly says the bill's straightforward attack on the Second Amendment "deprives Californians of their basic civil rights to self-defense and to defend themselves from tyranny."
SB374 is sitting on Gov. Brown's desk. He has until October 13 to sign it into law.
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