Lately, there is a great deal of press surrounding firearms, and much of it has to do with the recent misuse of them throughout the United States. While it is understandable that there is some room for concern, the California Democrats are moving to take unprecedented action towards the restriction and use of firearms. This latest push not only moves to dismantle your rights, but it is also going to strongly limit what you choose to do as a free and responsible individual. It is only reasonable that those that exercise caution not be penalized for the fault of a few.
The Pause for Safety Act
According to The Blaze, two Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein are those behind the proposal. The proposal works to strongly limit those that seek to purchase a firearm. The limitations arise from the ability of states to use “gun violence prevention orders.” These orders are court issued documents that allow the state courts to temporarily cease the purchase of firearms to those that are deemed to be a threat. The issue is that the bill fails to incite just how one qualifies to be deemed as a threat, and which firearm products one will not be able to buy. For example, while you may be unable to buy a firearm, the question is if you’ll still be qualified to purchase quality rifles scopes like the ones in the best reviews featured at this site, for your existing merchandise. Whatever the case is, The Pause for Safety Act can severely restrict your rights.
The Gun Confiscation Bill
Another move by California senators is to implement the Gun Confiscation Bill. This gun control bill is perhaps even more infuriating than the one above. Rather than prevent you from legally purchasing a handgun, the bill will allow regular individuals to issue “gun violence prevention orders” against you. This means that, if you are a nuisance to someone or if someone feels that you should not own a firearm, even if it is legal, then the authorities have the right to confiscate your firearm, which also includes all related items such as your gun safe and firearms accessories like assault rifle optics made for an AR-15 or another type of assault rifle like the AR-10.
Any Tip Can Incite Action
Finally, the last factor of this move to restrict firearm use in the state of California is that the bill also requires law enforcement to take any tip or gun use complaint seriously. According to Senator Barbara Boxer’s website, if a concerned individual (like your anti-firearms neighbor) has a problem with your gun use, he or she can file a complaint with officers. The officers will then be required to look you up in the gun registry and reviewing your gun purchases and use. This is as close as it gets to an invasion of privacy for a basic American right.
See some of Barbara Boxer’s points in the video below.
These developments are an unfortunate move to restrict your rights. As responsible and safe firearms users, it is unjust to limit an activity that brings you into a close community, instills you with confidence, and helps you feel safe and empowered.