California’s Most Recent Assault on the Second Amendment
The craziness keeps coming in Krazy Kalifornia. Newsom’s Proposition 63 and SB-1235 passed, further restricting ammunition sales; the continued assault on Second Amendment rights in California is a real peach; now, a consumer pays $19 for a background check (if you haven’t purchased a gun recently) for a $46.99 single box of ammunition[i], not including state and local sales tax. The result: making the ownership and regular use of firearms in the state a luxury for the privileged wealthy.
With the California Democratic Party often throwing out the accusatory phrase of “white privilege,” it would seem they disenfranchise low-income Californians of a basic Constitutional right. As if these laws weren’t class and racially divisive enough, you’ll be asked three questions: your place of birth, your phone number and your RACE/ETHNICITY. That’s right, I’m not making this up. You thought the issue of one’s race or ethnicity is a relic of the past? It’s not. Apparently California Democratic Lawmakers believe one’s race and ethnicity is an important data point when deciding to provide Californians access to a Constitutional right. Additionally, be prepared to wait a few weeks to find out if they will allow you to partake in the privilege.
Of course, the website provided by the California Department of Justice (“Bureau of Firearms”) is obscure, so best of luck determining whether you’ve been approved. Want to check on your status with the retailer? You’ll need to speak specifically with the “approved” clerk who can help with ammunition sales and who attended to you initially. He’s not in or on vacation? So sorry. Would you please re-book your hunting trip and call back at another time?
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