CA Lawmakers Take Aim At Gun RightsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:04
CA Lawmakers Take Aim At Gun Rights
By Steven Greenhut
December 26, 2012
It took only days before California’s legislators reacted to the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy with a fusillade of bills designed to take California closer to Democratic leaders’ unstated but obvious goal: making it essentially illegal for Californians to own firearms.
I write “essentially” because the strategy isn’t to ban guns outright, but to mire ownership in so many layers of regulation that owning a gun becomes even more frustrating and costly than operating a business in this state. Legislators aren’t stupid. Direct assaults on gun ownership generate pushback, but killing this constitutional right through a thousand cuts is less confrontational.