Democrats in California passed two anti-gun bills that will inconvenience lawful gun owners while doing nothing to stop actual crimes committed by criminals who ignore these rules altogether. The bill will be headed to the Senate for consideration.
Assembly Bill 2362 imposes fines of up to $1,000 on gun dealers for minor technical violations. The law also demands a fine of $3,000 when the Department of Justice determines the violations resulted from negligence, or the dealer received written notification of the same. The gun control extremists hope to exploit inconsequential faults to impose disproportionate fines on gun dealers and cause them huge losses to drive them out of business.
Assembly Bill 2847 changes the requirements for microstamping by demanding microstamping be done only on one location in the interior of the handgun before it could be certified for sale.
However, the law requires the removal of three certified handguns from the roster for each handgun certified. This means the addition of a single handgun will lead to the removal of more handguns, hence reducing the number of choices.
The microstamping requirements were passed in 2007 to ensure that the handgun imprinted on each cartridge after firing. However, studies showed that microstamping could be easily defeated. Additionally, it is prohibitively expensive, does not provide any safety measures, and very unreliable in solving crimes. Additionally, many criminals steal firearms to commit crimes, and therefore, the information contained on the cartridges is always unrelated to the crime.
At the time of passing there was no technology for this activity. However, Dems hoped to capitalize on it to reduce the types of handguns in circulation and also price the firearms out of reach of many people.
States such as Maryland that relied on gun fingerprinting canceled the program after failing to solve crimes by using the information on bullet casings. They only managed to collect mountainloads of used cartridges before learning of its ineffectiveness.
Other measures to be discussed will try to enforce gun control by regulating hunting.
Senate Bill 914 that requires those under 21 to have a valid hunting license to be able to purchase a long gun. individuals with licenses for the upcoming season would, therefore, be disqualified from purchasing a long gun.
Senate Bill 1175 would ban the possession of certain African species. This bill would prevent hunters from bringing home trophies of animals they legally killed. The bill would be a blow to conservation efforts considering many African countries which allow the practice do so for herd control and conservation efforts.
Most of the animals included in the list are not endanger species, have no value, and are a nuisance to African farmers. Some of the animals include zebras, hyenas, baboons, hippos, giraffes, among others. As usual, Democrats’ solution to a problem is always worse than the problem it attempts to solve.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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