Sometimes gungrabbers just seem…well, petulant. Such people should not be allowed to write laws everybody else has to follow – unless they’re in California, in which case it’s tradition that only such people may do so.
Tuesday, April 19, the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection is scheduled to hear Assembly Bill 2459. This detrimental bill, authored by NRA-PVF “F” rated Assembly Member Kevin McCarty, would close practically every gun store in the Golden State if enacted into law. Gun control advocates have made their agenda very clear – removal of firearm availability piece by piece, until it is completely gone in California.
The law doesn’t actually ban FFLs from doing business in the state, that would trigger immediate and obvious lawsuits. No, it just piles on restrictions ensuring that no gun shop could ever possibly operate at a profit.
I’ve no idea how likely it is that this law or one like it will be passed. Sacramento politicians have been hating on gun sales for a very long time, and guns kept right on being legally sold, so there has to be a reason. No longer living there myself, I’m very tempted to hope they go ahead and pass this horrible thing just so I can watch what happens next. In all likelihood California is already up to its metaphorical armpits in free market guns, and I wonder how much it would take to get that trend to boil over into public view.
It’s so easy to piously lament, “why do sensible people still live there at all?” The answer, of course, is that in certain industries that’s where the jobs are. Easier to say “find another business to work in” than it is to actually do that. I know.