By David Codrea
“Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang … has received plenty of endorsements and grades from pro-gun groups,” FPC explained. “We even gave her an ‘A’ on our report card for last year’s legislative session.”
Despite that, Chang voted for AB 1135, SB 880 and AB 1695, part of the so-called “Gunpocalypse.”
“Both AB 1135 and SB 880 BAN all semi-auto rifles with a bullet button starting in 2017,” the alert elaborated. “All existing semi-autos with a bullet button or other locking device will now have to be registered as assault weapons.
“AB 1695 makes some non-violent misdemeanors punishable by prohibitions on owning firearms,” FPC added.
Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, Chang joins a long list of political animals who lie about their beliefs in order to trick advocates into supporting their rise to power. That allows them to gain contributions, campaign support and the all important votes. They milk the deception until they no longer need to maintain it, then jilt loyal supporters in favor of allies they perceive can help them more.
Prominent turncoats who come to mind include “true champion of the Second Amendment” Harry Reid, Kirsten Gillibrand, and others. And as has been documented for many years, such politicians are often abetted by a grading system that allows (encourages) them to get away with it.
As for Ling Ling, she’s now running “to replace the termed out, pro-gun Senator Bob Huff.” See, that’s one of the problems, because if Huff is so “pro-gun,” why is he putting party politics over principle and endorsing gun-banner Chang? And why are no California activists asking that question?
It’s because there’s nothing they can do about it. The state is dominated by anti-gun Democrats. They’ve got no one else to turn to.
So where does this leave California gun owners is terms of “avenging” themselves on Chang for her betrayal? You could “give her office a call at 916-319-2055 and politely let her know that you do not approve of politicians who betray you and your Second Amendment rights,” that is if you believe in being polite to liars, rights rapists and traitors. You could sign the FPC petition, knowing she’s made her choice and is now giving gun owners “a cold shoulder,” so she really won’t give a damn.
Or you could say the hell with voting for a back-stabber. How about letting the Republicans know that until they find their principles, they can just feel your pain? After all, what kind of asking-for-more cuckold would put up with such an unrepentant betrayal?
Oh, but then the Democrats will win and really, really hurt you? More than an enemy inside the gates? Besides, they‘re the unchallengeable majority in California. What do you think is happening now?
They’ve been in-your-face about citizen disarmament in California for a long time now, and it’s only going to get worse, particularly with all the major gun groups deliberately ignoring the cultural terraforming through both illegal and legal immigration and a “pathway to citizenship” for untold millions. We know that works overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats and gun-grabbers in all three branches of government, as exemplified by California, and as we see spreading steadily through the rest of the country. We also know the cheap labor Republicans are all on board with that. As are, by default, Grover Norquist supporters (which included the FPC).
The 29th Senate District where Chang is running has now reached a tipping point to where the almost immeasurable difference that has given Republicans an advantage over Democrats will soon be reversed, and changing demographics look to keep things that way. Because both the Republican establishment and the gun advocacy establishment have refused to address that, the only “salvation” for California gun owners would be through a Supreme Court decision – and if Hillary wins, they can kiss that hope goodbye.
Unless gun owners take note of what’s happening in California and realize this will be coming to them soon unless they unify to stop it, they can expect the same fate. It’s just a matter of time.
If it enables citizen disarmament, it by God IS part of the “single issue.”
Anyone who tells you any different is blowing smoke. You’ll know because all they’ll offer are dismissals, platitudes or anecdotes. What they won’t offer are verifiable numbers refuting all credible polls – and the California experience – showing open borders and a pathway to citizenship giving “gun control” Democrats overwhelming majorities that will put them solidly in control of legislatures and the courts.
At that point, masks will come off and politicians won’t need to worry about stabbing you in the back.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.