Democrat lawmakers in California are preparing to launch “Gunpocalypse” on Monday, May 16.
The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) warns that anti-gun lawmakers will be relentless in their legislative assault, as they want to secure success for their favorite gun control proposals before Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has a chance to step in and upstage them via his ballot initiative in November on background checks for ammunition.
FPC legislative advocate Craig DeLuz warns:
Democrats have given up on any illusion of respect for the process or the voice of the people. The saddest part is that they are clearly doing this as a political ploy to undermine Gavin Newsom’s initiative on the fall ballot. It’s a battle royale to prove who’s more anti-gun-owner.
The legislation that will be heard Monday includes Senate and Assembly bills that address the same gun controls in many instances, thus a case of purposeful overkill.
The legislation, according to FPC, includes:
SB 880: Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
SB 894: Victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.
SB 1006: University of California taxpayer funding for gun control research.
SB 1235: Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
SB 1407 : Retroactively requires serial numbers to be placed on firearms dating back to 1899.
SB 1446: Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity magazines that can hold over 10 rounds.
AB 156: Formerly dealt with global warming, but is now the same as SB 1235.
AB 857: Formerly addressed greenhouse gasses, but is now the same as SB 1407.
AB 1135: Formerly centered around groundwater but is now the same as SB 880.
AB 1511: Formerly dealt with energy conservation, but now criminalizes loaning of firearms between personally known, law-abiding adults, including sportsmen and hunters.
Note that SB 1235 extends registration of firearm owners to include registration of ammunition owners, too. This is being pushed although the registration of firearm owners has been demonstrably impotent against determined attackers, like Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik of the San Bernardino attack.
Note, too, that SB 1446 legalizes the confiscation of any magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. This is being pushed although magazines holding 10 rounds or less were all that Elliot Rodger used to carry out his May 2014 Santa Barbara attack.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at email@example.com.