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In Calif. Constitution Is What Left Says It Is

In Calif. Constitution Is What Left Says It Is

By Monday, 11 July 2016 02:13 PM Current | Bio | Archive

California Gov. Jerry Brown and the legislature continued its successful assault on the Constitution recently. This collection of leftist politicians may not be able to fix the roads, reform the schools or lower taxes but they can certainly crack down on the law abiding.

This is possible because in California not all rights are absolute, some are second-class rights or separate but equal rights.

And for that matter many of the rights so close to the heart of California Democrats aren’t even in the Constitution. But to the California legislature abortion is sacrosanct, gay marriage requires every business within 50 miles to join the festivities and being a citizen is just a state of mind, similar to your daily gender choice.

The Second Amendment on the other hand is a conditional that is subject to the whims of the legislature and in danger of being revoked at any minute.

California politicians suffer from the bizarre delusion that the Second Amendment is a hunting amendment guaranteeing citizens the right to blaze away at rabbits or other critters, subject to “common sense” regulations.

For example in voting for the law, signed by Brown, that now prohibits the possession of “high–capacity” magazines holding more than 10 rounds, Sen. Lori Hancock thundered, “These so–called high capacity magazines are not for target shooting or hunting.”

No, although useful for target shooting or hunting, those magazines are primarily for defense, self and otherwise. Which is why the Constitution specifically says, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” and doesn’t list a bag limit for squirrels.

All of California’s previously restrictive gun laws did nothing to prevent the San Bernardino jihadi attack, but gun laws aren’t evaluated by effectiveness, they are judged by emotion.

That’s why the law banning weapons with a “bullet button” was signed.

Those buttons on a rifle make it easy for owners to rapidly remove an empty magazine and replace it with a full magazine. I can only guess the august legislators were unaware of pistols that automatically eject empty magazines.

Maybe they are saving that for the next session.

The crowning achievement for the anti-gun crowd was enactment of background checks for buying ammunition. One advocate told AP the law, “is really far-reaching and bold, and really has the potential to save a lot of lives. It can give us a handle on who has illegal guns in the state, as well as limiting access to ammunition by dangerous people who may have illegal guns.”

Next thing you know someone will introduce the Fife Bill that limits ammunition purchases to one round per month.

California passes these unconstitutional infringements on the rights of the law-abiding because they know there is no check on their legislative overreach. The 9th Circuit court is packed with leftists who would have no problem confiscating guns.

And in the event a plaintiff with deep pockets appeals to the Supreme Court, the four reliable anti-gun voters are currently in a tie with justices who follow the Constitution.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.


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California passes unconstitutional infringements on the rights of the law-abiding because they know there is no check on their legislative overreach.
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Monday, 11 July 2016 02:13 PM
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