CA Republican: ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban ‘Erases’ Second Amendment

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CA Republican: ‘Assault Weapons' Ban ‘Erases' Second Amendment
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Washington DC – -(  California Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly (R-33rd Dist.) says legislation awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's (D) signature not only bans “assault weapons” but “erases the Second Amendment.”

Donnelly was referencing SB374–a bill which broadens the definition of an “assault weapon” and then bans all such weapons within the state.

Donnelly talked to Breitbart News about the bill on October 7:

SB374 basically erases the Second Amendment. We have California-only fuel, California-only this and California-only that, and with SB374 we are pursuing a California-only version of the Constitution. It's a version that will not have a Second Amendment.

This bill takes rifles that are semi-automatic with a detachable magazine–rifles that were lawfully purchased and are lawfully owned–and it bans them, period. If you own a gun that is on the ban list you will have to register it and it becomes non-transferrable. Therefore, although the government will allow you to keep the gun in your possession until you die, once you die it will be confiscated and taken out of circulation.

This means if you own the M1 Carbine that helped us win in the Pacific during WWII–a gun that shoots a small .30 caliber bullet–if you own one, you would not be able to pass it on to your children.

This is an illegal and egregious confiscation plan.

Donnelly says the bill's straightforward attack on the Second Amendment “deprives Californians of their basic civil rights to self-defense and to defend themselves from tyranny.”

SB374 is sitting on Gov. Brown's desk. He has until October 13 to sign it into law.

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  • 6 thoughts on “CA Republican: ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban ‘Erases’ Second Amendment

    1. Unfortunately, most people can’t vote with their feet, and leave CA. They need to vote with their votes at the ballot box, emails, phone calls, etc. That is what the rest of the country does and it works. If you are too lazy to put in the foot work there, you are too lazy to walk away.

    2. It is about time that we the people of this state push for a recall election like we did for one gray davis. now we have a GOV. that has all intentions of taking all of our rights away, LETS RECALL THE JERK. If one were to look at his record he has signed every anti gun bill that has crossed his desk, he is a danger to this state and needs to be removed. What he is doing can also be called a from of treason. he is and has been subverting the Constitution.

    3. Gov. Brown a.k.a. Moonbeam, does not have to sign the bill for it to go into effect. In California the politicians are so cowardly they devised a system whereby if the bill is not actively vetoed with a written signature, it automatically passes and is allowed to go into effect.

      While California gun owners hope and pray Moonbeam will actively veto this and 11 other bad gun bills, we all are preparing to vote with our feet and leave California.

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