Another Major Infringement on the Second Amendment
Governor Gavin Newsom is certainly brandishing his reputation as a gun grabber even further. Despite the state already having the most restrictive gun laws in the country, Governor Newsom signed new legislation into law that takes this even further. Previous CA laws barred people from buying more than one handgun per month. Under the new state law, this applies to long guns as well.
State Senator Anthony Portantino, a Democrat, introduced the legislation. According to the legislation, now purchases of long guns are restricted under state law. Furthermore, it also bars people under the age of 21 from exercising their rights. The Sacramento Bee reported on the new law.
Portantino said, “Limiting bulk purchases of guns, in this case the type of high capacity weapons that are the gun of choice for many mass shootings, will keep these guns from falling under the radar and getting into the wrong hands.”
Newsom said that he struggled with whether or not to sign the legislation, but decided to do so anyway.
The new law will come into effect July 1, 2021. There are waivers in the law for private security, police… and movie studios. Of course.
Just the Latest Assault on Citizens’ Freedoms
Unfortunately, this law is just another example of Sacramento restricting the God-given rights of the people of California. The state already has the toughest anti-gun laws in the country, and this sets an arbitrary limit on the ability of individuals to hunt or defend themselves. Not to mention the fact that it is not the legislature or Governor Newsom’s business how many legal firearms anyone purchases in a given period.
Furthermore, this is not going to be the last major piece of anti-gun legislation that will come out of the state anytime soon. We cannot accept this.