While California is regarded as the cereal capital of the world – home of the fruits, nuts, and flakes – it is a bellwether state that serves as an incubator for progressive socialist policies that often defy common sense. I can understand why the progressive socialists in California would want to deny law-abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights – presumably to protect the progressive politicians in tyrannical times – but why would they tell federal law enforcement agents that they, too, can only purchase handguns on the Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale.
Effective January 1, 2001, no handgun may be manufactured within California, imported into California for sale, lent, given, kept for sale, or offered/exposed for sale unless that handgun model has passed firing, safety, and drop tests and is certified for sale in California by the Department of Justice.
Private party transfers, curio/relic handguns, certain single-action revolvers, and pawn/consignment returns are exempt from this requirement.
The law as it stands …
The sale or purchase of any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, if the pistol, revolver, or other firearm is sold to, or purchased by, the Department of Justice, any police department, any sheriff’s official, any marshal’s office, the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, the California Highway Patrol, any district attorney’s office, or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their official duties. Nor shall anything in this section prohibit the sale to, or purchase by, sworn members of these agencies of any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.
Where the fit hits that shan …
Notice there are no exemptions listed for federal law enforcement officials! Because California law also specifies technological innovations (e.g. “microstamping”) which manufacturers are refusing to implement because it is both haphazard and ineffective, the selection of handguns available to Californians and other non-exempt entities will be so limited as to prohibit the sale of handguns in the state.All courtesy of corrupt progressive democrat socialists who would rather enlarge the entitlement culture and the pool of potential victims of criminal activities. More crime equals more unionized law enforcement. Of course this can all be fixed by legislative amendment – what the progressives do when they screw-up the system and the unintended consequences become visible for all to see.
Bottom line …
An out-of-control legislature, governed by radical progressive socialist democrats has screwed the formerly golden state. Laws, rules, regulations, and taxes have forced many corporations and residents from the state or to become more creative in their choice of tax avoidance – note I did not say tax evasion – schemes like those used by the major corporations. With so many illegal aliens and welfare recipients entering the state (California has 30% of the nation’s welfare recipients and a majority of the illegal aliens), our tax base is being rapidly depleted to the point where bankruptcy becomes a foregone conclusion.
Will the wealthy, who are insulated from the consequences of their liberal actions, union members, who are insulated by outrageous contracts from the broader economy, and illegal aliens, who don’t follow the law anyway, be the last people left? May be – unless Californian’s wake up and throw the crooked politicians and criminalize the activities of their special interest friends who are purchasing more and more political influence.
And, if you think California Republicans are up to the job – think of that asshole Arnold Schwarzenegger who robbed the system blind and then screwed his maid and the citizens of California.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
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“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS