The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) opposed the bill, saying it “poses a significant threat to civil liberties” because a restraining order can be sought before a gun owner has an opportunity to dispute the request.
Additionally, those making a request under the new law may “lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment,” the ACLU said. [Source: Fox News]
The new California anti-gun law actually allows you or me to tell the police, “I don’t think so-and-so should own a gun”, and to have our entirely subjective, even made-up reasons taken as truth.
This is what happens when you have one-party rule. This is what happens when you give the government unchecked for power, over which they will never, ever be accountable.
Evidently a majority of people in California (and elsewhere) have no CLUE what the Second Amendment is really about. The Second Amendment is not mainly about the right to own a gun. The Second Amendment is about the right to protect your life.
When you restrain the ability of someone to own a gun to protect his or her own life — merely because you have a FEEELING, bias or prejudice that tells you he or she shouldn’t own one — then you violate the right of EVERYONE to protect him- or herself from criminal force (including, by the way, from the government itself.)
It’s madness. Nothing like this could even have been proposed, much less passed, even in California as recently as five years ago.
The world has gone mad. The Bill of Rights is no longer under consideration in any context, especially contexts where Democrats rule or have the most intellectual and political influence (i.e., 90 percent of places, by that definition).
So we’re through. Unless or until we find a way to start over. But with laws like this, I don’t see how there’s any hope for California as a member of the United States. Will the Supreme Court shoot this law down? Perhaps. But what makes anyone think California’s going to listen to the Supreme Court?
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