By Jeff Knox
The ban on lead ammunition isn’t the only threat Californians are facing. Other gun control bills pending would seriously impact California gun owners and those who would visit the state. As I write this, there are four bills scheduled for an immediate vote in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. [Editor's note: these all passed on Fri. 8/30] From there they would go to the full Assembly for a vote, and then on to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Some supporters of individual rights will roll their eyes at this report and suggest that California is a lost cause with the only solution for California gun owners being to move to a more gun-friendly state. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done, and those who do get out leave those who can’t in an even worse situation than before. More important, California is historically a proving ground for all manner of bad ideas and crazy schemes that eventually spread to the rest of the country. Successfully stopping the lunacy in California reduces the chances of similar legislation being brought up in other states around the country.