Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- The U.C. Santa Barbara tragedy happened in a state with “the toughest gun-control regulations in the country”
“With the toughest gun-control regulations in the country, California has a unique, centralized database of gun purchases that law enforcement can easily search. It offers precious intelligence about a suspect or other people officers may encounter when responding to a call.” (Kimberly Kindy And Alice Crites, “California Police Didn’t Check Database Before Rampage,”The Washington Post, 5/31/14)
The facts about California’s restrictive gun laws and their ineffectiveness in preventing gun violence specifically the UC Santa Barbara tragedy:
- California already requires background checks for all firearm transfers.
- California already has firearm registration.
- California already imposes a 10-round limit on magazine capacity.
- California already restricts a person from obtaining more than one handgun in a 30-day period.
- California already imposes waiting periods on the purchase of firearms.
- California already expansively bans and regulates semi-automatic firearms under the rubric of “assault weapons.”
- California already has “mental health” related restrictions on firearms, based merely on evaluations and reports by clinicians.
- The perpetrator of the Isla Vista attack obtained his firearms legally.
- The perpetrator of the Isla Vista attack was under ongoing psychiatric care at the time he planned and committed his crimes.
- The perpetrator of the Isla Vista attack was visited by police for a well-being check a few weeks before his crime spree.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org