Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ghost Guns and Background Checks for Ammo?

It's no secret that California is one of the most anti-gun states in the union. In the past year the state legislature has waged war on the second amendment, the likes of which I have not seen in my lifetime.  At one point in the 2013 legislative session there were nearly 50 gun control bills moving through Sacramento.  With the start of 2014 the antigunners have wasted no time picking up where they left off.

Two proposed bills authored by the same senator, Kevin de Leon (D), seek to further infringe upon the rights of law abiding gun owners while doing absolutely nothing to prevent crime, surprise. The first (yet to be proposed) is to require background checks in order to purchase ammunition.  The second (passed out of senate safety committiee) is a bill that would require home gun builders to apply to the DOJ for a serial number, and register before printing a firearm, or completing a lower receiver.  In addition, it would require the builder to allow the ATF to inspect the shop where the work is completed.  Hello ATF, yes, let me move the car so you can access the garage more efficiently.

The first piece of legislation is an obvious move in this state.  Liberal politicians have been trying to pass similar legislation forcing background checks on ammunition purchases for a few years now.  This could provide the state government with information not only about who you are, but what you own as well.  Convenient, since they recently passed long gun registration for all purchases made after January 2014. This new bill would allow them access to information on what caliber firearms you purchased prior to the registration law. While it's not clear yet whether they will ask you to elaborate on what firearm you are purchasing ammunition for, any information given to this state government about what firearms you own is too much information. As de Leon claims, "The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or long gun or the high-powered weapon is the delivery device. The gas, the fuel, is the ammunition, and no one knows who buys it." So much for personal accountability, let's blame the inanimate objects as usual.

The second piece of legislation, which is already a bill headed to the senate floor seeks to outlaw "ghost guns." That's right, he's made up a term to scare the low information voter crowd.  What he describes as a "ghost gun" is a printed firearm, or an 80% receiver that can be finished legally by a person at home.  Undetectable, unserialized, home built, firearms used in possibly one crime nationally are now front and center in the People's Republic of Kommifirnia as public enemy number one.  But remember, it's for your safety... Wait no, no it's really not.  Remember the recently inacted long gun registration law?  Well they realized that the printed firearms and 80% complete receivers were still not covered under their registration scheme.  Not to mention with this bill they get the added bonus of surprise home inspections by the ATF.

If the legislation the senator de Leon is attempting to shackle law abiding citizens with comes to pass, coupled with the new long gun registration and existing handgun registration, the liberals will have effectively achieved 100% registration of all firearms in the state... for your safety of course.  Remember folks, it's about control, not safety.  Registration always leads to confiscation in the end.  It's a fact backed by plenty of historical examples.  Where did my country, and my constitutionally enumerated rights go? 

Behind enemy lines,

Phillip Kopper

For your viewing pleasure, here is a link to a video of senator de Leon's most recent dog and pony show warning you of "ghost guns."  BOO!

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