NEW ATTACK – ALL CCW PERMITS IN DANGER IN CALIFORNIA!
Do you want a liberal politician to decide if you are “worthy” to carry a concealed weapon?
If Assemblyman Kevin McCarty has his way, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. He just put forth a proposal that would establish his definition of “good cause” – thus removing the authority for issuing CCWs from the hands of law enforcement. What’s more, he did it with an end run around legislative procedures and deadlines, giving the public far less opportunity to review – and respond.
McCarty is getting all kinds of kudos from his leftist politico friends – one even publicly thanking him for “working to keep us all safe” while taking a foul swipe at Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones, whom he charges gives out concealed carry permits like “Halloween candy…”
What he fails to mention is that not one of the thousands of CCW holders in Sacramento County have abused their right. The same can’t be said for the gang members that scare the crap out of many Sacramento neighborhoods.
Remember, McCarty’s the guy that wanted every firearm and ammo purchase be videotaped to the point that visual features could be recognizable. That bill was so “Big Brother out-there-bad” that even his Democrats colleagues wouldn’t buy it, so it thankfully died (it was the Brady Campaign’s top priority).
We can only hope that law enforcement will rise up and vigorously oppose AB 466 (not even in print as of this posting) – because McCarty’s idea certainly suggests that they don’t have the intelligence to make such decisions. Instead, McCarty prefers a “one size fits all” approach that’s a proverbial “up yours” to the law abiding, and a sharp poke in the eye to Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
McCarty and his ilk think nothing of taking a national tragedy to further inflame the misplaced hysteria on guns – and not the madman that pulled the trigger.
Thank you Sheriff Scott Jones – the whole of California needs more like you.
No politician should write any bill on a subject with which they are not familiar. Kevin De Leon, for example, either openly lied in order to deceive voters and harvest voting support of his anti-gun bills, or is so ignorant of the facts about firearms that he should be barred from writing bills on the subject of firearms. (His actions violate his oath of office, as it would any politician, pursuant to California Constitution Article 20, Miscellaneous Subjects Sec. 3, wherein he, and they, swear to protect and defend the US Constitution and the California Constitution.)
No politician should be permitted to write any bill/law which violates the US Constitution and/or the rights of the people.
The writings of James Madison and George Mason, co-authors of 2A, and whose words continue to exist today. They were called to appear before the several legislatures and explain the word and intent of 2A, which was subsequently ratified along with the rest of the constitution. Thereafter, the people freely adopted every new firearms technology without interference amply showing that the people and the governments, both state and federal, were of one mind on the subject. A condition which extended until the NFA. It should be noted that the Confederate Cavalry was routinely armed with cut down shotguns, and that following the Civil War, Confederates were permitted to return home with their arms upon swearing an oath to the union.
Should the politician proceed to write such a bill/law and it be found to be unconstitutional, said politician should be removed from office.
Thomas Jefferson said that the people have the right to change the Constitution (or even the form of government) but doing so is too important to be accomplished by politicians alone. Any change must involve every member of the (voting) population. Otherwise, the politicians retain the power to change or eliminate any right of the people. The mandated means is by the amendment process, the Constitutional Convention, or by revolution.
The institution of alcohol prohibition required an amendment in 1920 (18A). It required a second amendment (21A) 13 years later to repeal it. Unlike firearms, alcohol was not an enumerated right of the people. In the case of firearms, the government circumvented the proper means of changing a right of the people by the Legislative Branch enacting the National Firearms Act of 1934. It is noted that in both cases, Prohibition and Firearms, the excuse was “Public Safety”.
Post passage of the NFA, criminals like the Chicago mobs and gangsters like John Dillinger retained and used their Thompsons, Browning Automatic Rifles (BARs), and sawed off shotguns. Only the law abiding were deprived of such arms.
Fortunately, for me, I carry a CCW issued by the US Air Force under the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act… good in all 50 states as well as US Territories. The US Army and US Navy also issue CCWs.
Time to pack up and leave this communist state!
That’s nice that law enforcement carved out their own exemption in the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA). If only they were thinking of all Americans and called it the America’s Safety Act. Then maybe we wouldn’t be having this battle.
This bill is wrong at so many levels. McCarty wants to delegate sponsor the bill and also delegate who makes the decisions about who gets a permit. Sounds like a serious conflict of interest from the get go. And if this were to somehow pass, it would just be the first step. Taking our liberties doesn’t happen in one fell swoop, it’s done a little at a time in hopes no one noticesl
I, as a ccw holder in ca. would love to have the armed security that this privileged Bufoon has. He is so out of touch with what goes on outside of his kingdom that he can’t get his head out of the sand. I am going to protect myself and family in spite of your bill!!!
God bless President Trump and Sacramento sheriff Scott Jones for for believing in the Second Amendment for law-abiding citizens