By Rob Morse
Southern California –-(Ammoland.com)- Other gun grabbing states have crazy laws too, but California is neck and neck with any of them, even New Jersey and Maryland.
Need examples? California legislators want each fired case to have a unique mark called a micro-stamp.
It is strange that the micro-stamping requirements don’t apply to guns used by law enforcement officers. In fact, most California firearms restrictions don’t apply to the police at all. How crazy is that!
Similar exemptions apply to ammunition magazine capacity, gun storage requirements, “smart gun” restrictions, and restricting civilian handguns to those from California’s approved roster. Those laws apply to us, but these restrictions don’t apply to favored government employees. That smells like political favoritism to me. In fact it stinks.
Who is exempt? These laws apply to you and me, but they don’t apply to sheriff’s deputies and police officers. Not to the highway patrol, the department of fish and game, corrections officers or probation officers. Oops, I almost forgot the auxiliary and honorary officers and deputies. These “life saving firearms regulations” don’t apply to the security staff at the state capital! I see a pattern. Honest gun owners are told that California gun laws are not punitive or inconvenient. We are told these laws are essential to public safety.
Yet each time these public safety laws are written, public safety officers are the first to receive exemptions.
There shouldn’t be any exemptions if these gun laws are so convenient and essential! Police are exempt because these laws are harmful. That is the reason I don’t believe the gun-grabbing politicians any longer. These burdens on gun owners are politically motivated and nothing more.
The tip off is obvious. Gun laws are just like Obamacare. You can tell an abusive law when the politicians exempt themselves and other government employees.
If these really are such great public safety laws, then let our enlightened public safety officers lead the way. If modern firearms are too dangerous for civilians, then let us see law enforcement officers lead the way and start using six-shot revolvers again. Better yet, let’s start with the security staff in the state capital and state personal protection services. Are there any takers? Where are the moral leaders of our state legislature?
How about our nation’s capital?…….
The legislature can lead the way with restrictive gun laws. I’ll follow their example.
About Rob Morse:
By day, Rob Morse works in Southern California as a mild mannered engineer for a defense contractor. By night he writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Gun Rights Magazine, www.gunrightsmagazine.com/contributors/rob-morse/ and writes the SlowFacts blog. www.slowfacts.wordpress.com . He also loves the M1911 and shoots combat handgun on the weekends.