Sacramento Readies a Massive Gun-Grab

Walter Russell Mead:

California is in a hole but can’t seem to stop its compulsive digging. Schools, universities, prisons, pensions, cities and towns: the state has lost the ability to manage even the most basic elements of communal living. But foie gras is now illegal there, grandiose plans for white elephant fast trains built with borrowed money waft through the air, and the state continues to boost the self esteem of affluent and cause-oriented gentry liberals by scattering scarce resources to the four winds, hunting unicorns when the cupboard is bare.


Oh, but there’s more. Scary, stupid much more:

Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has introduced a bill that would prohibit semiautomatic rifles or kits with features that allow easy release and replacement of large ammunition clips, either through the push of a button with a finger or use of a tool.

“No one will convince me it’s anything other than a joke to say that having multiple clips in a semiautomatic weapon that shoots a hundred or more bullets at a time is necessary in this state and in this country,” Steinberg told reporters at the Capitol. “It’s ridiculous.”

[Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris] Harris said her office is ready to implement the proposed new rules. “In recent years, the gun industry has developed a loophole that undermines California’s assault weapons law,” Harris said. “I applaud the Legislature’s interest in addressing this problem and support efforts to pass legislation needed to restore the law’s original intent.”


StopSB249 notes that if the bill becomes law — a very unconstitutional law — it would cost California a billion dollars or more to implement. And that money will come from…?



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