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By Rob Morse

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Crazy Gun Laws For Us, But NOT For Them

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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?…….

(((((Crickets))))

Right.

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.

  • 9 User comments to “Crazy Gun Laws For Us, But NOT For Them”

    1. Well said.

    2. If you are just figuring out that the politicians idea of leadership is “do what I say, not what I do,” you are a little slow. Why ask for leadership by example from those that are terrible leaders? To show that they are terrible leaders. Why not start with people like “leading” democrats in the White House, Congress, Governor’s mansions and ask them to disarm themselves and their bodyguards if guns are so dangerous? If nobody in the general population really needs a gun, as Senator Feinstein would have it, why not call for her disarmament? Disarm the Capital Police and those “special” police in the Federal Protective service!

      Like I said, for the politicians, “do as I say, not as I do.”

    3. What is a gun case?
      Out of all the weapons I’ve ever owned and used, I have NEVER owned or used a gun case!

    4. ChicagoGuy on March 1, 2014 at 5:24 PM said:

      Check the Duty to Inform language in IL’s recently passed HB183 concealed carry bill:

      “If an officer of a law enforcement agency initiates an investigative stop, including but not limited to a traffic stop, of a licensee who is carrying a concealed firearm, upon the request of the officer the licensee shall disclose to the officer that he or she is in possession of a concealed firearm under this Act, present the license upon the request of the officer, and identify the location of the concealed firearm.”

      Notice that the “officer” does not have to be on duty, within proper jurisdiction, or in uniform? Armed felons have the right to remain silent when questioned by police, off-duty cops do not have to tell on-duty that they are armed, and retired cops do not have to announce they are armed under LEOSA.

      But NRA contract lobbyist for IL Todd Vandermyde cut a deal with the IL Chiefs of Police to give them DTI when Tim McCarthy was president. Yes, that’s the Tim McCarthy who does press conference with Jim & Sarah Brady.

      DTI is a criminal offense now in IL, so the cops and courts can make some money, plus new lawsuits for NRA. Chris Cox & Chuck Cunningham at NRA/ILA are 800 miles away in D.C., and their pet rat Vandermyde is busy writing DTI language for good old boy sponsor state Rep. Brandon Phelps in Harrisburg. These two traitors “got a bill passed” for NRA. Time for the NRA board to fumigate the rats in IL.
      http://www.firearmscoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=701:ilduty&catid=19:the-knox-update&Itemid=144

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    6. Stam Mramor on March 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM said:

      You cannot create an effective police state until the advantage is given to the police. There is a much bigger agenda here and it is not about firearms per se.

    7. @ChicagoGuy,
      While investigating a person, if a police officer asks that person if they are armed, technically that officer is asking them to waive their 5th Amendment protection from “self incrimination”. That’s why they came up with the idea of “Duty to Inform”. By codifying DTI they preserve the “bad guy’s” 5th Amendment protections, but not yours.

    8. ChicagoGuy on March 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM said:

      Janek- How about police impersonators and serial killers? John Gacy had a sheriffs badge and used it to lure some of his victims. The DTI doesn’t require the “officer” to be in unform, on duty, or within proper jurisdiction.

      NRA contract lobbyist for IL Todd Vandermyde cut a deal with the anti-gun IL Chiefs of Police to put Duty to Inform in the “good” NRA backed carry bill HB148. That bill failed in May 2011.

      In Dec. 2012, the US Federal Court in Chicago invalidated IL’s concealed carry statute and forced the IL legislature to pass a carry bill within 6 months. Rat traitor Vandermyde loads up the NRA backed HB183 bill with an UNLIMITED privacy waiver, criminal penalties of 6 months or 1 year in jail for hundreds of gun free zones, plus Duty to Inform as a criminal offense.

      Since 90% of the NRA members in IL are small town hicks, they don’t care about DTI because they live downstate. Redneck sponsor Rep. Brandon Phelps is from a nothing southern IL district in Harrisburg, 40 miles from Kentucky, so he doesn’t care if Otis McDonald or black people in Chicago get their brains blown out by police criminals.

      NRA made $1.3 MILLION on the McDonald case, so passing a garbage carry bill creates lawsuits for NRA, plus job security for their pet gangster Vandermyde to “fix” his own bad bill after the abuses start.

      Vandermyde formerly worked as a lobbyist for William Dugan at the Intl. Union of Operating Engineers local 150 in Countryside, IL, before Dugan was convicted by US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in 2010:
      http://www.fbi.gov/chicago/press-releases/2010/cg101410.htm
      Chris Cox & Chuck Cunningham only hire the worst they can find to sell out NRA members.

    9. Here in California is the CaliFARCIA “approved doj gunlist” where these sanctimonious sacramento pervert politicians restrict what guns citizens “may” buy while they, the politicos, have carte blanche of any weapon they want. And to keep their cushy politician jobs they Openly welcome ILLEGAL immigrant leaches from mexico and waste $10Billion per year on “special immigrant services”, including “anchor baby” services. I’m Leaving.

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