NO to AB48! Criminalizes Law-Abiding Gun Owners / Bad for California Economy
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NO to AB48! Criminalizes Law-Abiding Gun Owners / Bad for California Economy

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Assemblywoman, Nancy Skinner introduced an over-reactive, misplaced piece of legislation that’s based on a cough medicine law that has failed to curb methamphetamine production. It will affect all law-abiding gun-owning citizens, taxpayers, businesses, and the California economy. Her Assembly Bill 48, requires identification for all ammunition sales, which would be sent to the State Justice Department; notifying law enforcement of “large quantity” purchases, and creating/maintaining a registry.

• Skinner hopes to gamble large amounts of California taxpayer money on an illogical theory of preventing massacres, which she admits are, “rare occurrences”. She praises a law that limits the sale of Sudafed in a failed effort to prevent meth production… meanwhile looking the other way when SSRI / psychotropic medications are linked to most massacres and have been scientifically proven to create violent behavior and suicidal tendencies.

• It will send absurd red flags to law enforcement when honest sport shooters and hunters that commonly fire hundreds of rounds per day buy their ammunition.

• It will drive California business out to bordering states like Nevada which does not have the same wammunition limits.

• The bill is modeled on the utopian idea that murder, mental illness, and deeper societal problems can be legislated-away by reducing the number of bullets someone can buy. UK, China, Japan, and other extreme gun-controlled nations have all experienced several recent knife massacres and increased stabbing deaths in the absence of firearms/ammunition, and are now considering new laws that continue the wild goose chase toward banning pointed kitchen knives. In fact, according to the most recent FBI statistics, violent crime has dropped while gun ownership increased.

• Somehow we’re to believe that criminals who commit one of the most heinous illegal acts- murder, will feel compelled to follow the law under AB48, instead of obtaining ammunition illegally like meth producers under Skinner's idealized Sudafed law. The facts say otherwise. The demand for illegal ammunition could create a new black market that will increase crime and allow criminals to profit.

Skinner makes the disingenuous claim that, all “law enforcement supports AB48”.

• AB48 also overlooks that the nation's most secure and surveilled location is jail, which has a no-gun/no-drug policy, yet people still murder with sharpened toothbrushes.

Until our State Representatives recognize the actual mental, societal, educational, familial, economic, and pharmacuetical causes of violence, we’re bound to continue this blind pursuit of unobtainable goals, leaving invasions of privacy, violations of Constitutional rights, and waste of taxpayer dollars in its wake.

 

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    • Joseph Andersen SAN JOSE, CA
      • 10 months ago

      This is harassment against those who have a different political ideology as well as an illegal violation of the second and tenth amendment to the constitution.

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    • Jeff Hung SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This won't reduce crime or violence... People who plan to do shootings don't need 3000 rounds in order to pull off what happened in those massacres... And say someone did buy 3000 rounds to shoot a place up 3000 rounds weighs about 100 pounds... and if that person had illegal 30rd magazines, he'll need 100 of those to carry all them bullets... /sigh

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    • Matthew Lopes SIMI VALLEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      California is unsafe as a direct result of gun control. The last thing we need is more of these asinine bills.

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    • D P LAN CASTER, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Our constitutions 2nd Amendment key word "infringed" in addition, why should certain law officials be allowed to buy as often and as much as they want? Only the unlawful will find away to get the most ammo and the lawful will be without the ability to effectively protect themselves. In addition this bill is contingent upon SB53 passing to be effective. So, SB53 petition should be more important. "This bill would require the Department of Justice to alert local law enforcement entities in the city, county, or city and county in which a purchaser resides if the purchaser obtains more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition within a 5-day period, as specified. The bill would -make this provision operative only if Senate Bill 53 of the 2013-14 Regular Session is enacted and becomes operative."http://nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab48.1&year=2013

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    • David Wu HACIENDA HEIGHTES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Liberty and protecting the frameworks of our country's founders.

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