California cracks down on the Second Amendment

  • 9 November 2016
  • NormanL
California cracks down on the Second Amendment

California voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that repreents a direct assault on the Second Amendment:

The initiative outlaws the possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, requires background checks for people buying bullets, makes it a crime not to report lost or stolen guns, and provides a process for taking guns from people upon their conviction for a felony.

The measure was proposed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who late Tuesday called the vote "historic progress to reduce gun violence."

"It was a repudiation of the National Rifle Assn. and the gun lobby. They lost badly," Newsom said in an interview. "It’s a very important initiative because I think it’s the beginning of a national debate on relinquishment (by felons) and ammunition background checks that will I think will have a very significant impact on reducing gun violence in this country.”

It's not likely this law will make any difference on gun violence. But it will have a direct effect on law abiding gun owners, and gun sellers.

But that was the real intent all along (and to help cement Newsom's place on a future statewide or national ballot).