CA Assembly votes to violate rights of legal adults

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CA Assembly votes to violate rights of legal adults

They’re onto the fact that the people prefer self defense over nanny state firearm restrictions - restrictions that do not deter victimizers but criminalize nonviolent and victimless acts of simple possession - and they are trying to close every liberty-hole they can conceive of to make sure we “do what we’re told” or be charged with a crime.

At what age do your rights begin? If you’re a legal adult between the ages of 18-20, you may be able to vote, make your own medical decisions, give legal consent, sign up for a government job that will give you a select fire weapon, and a bunch of other things, but soon the government of California will forbid you from buying a shotgun or any other long gun for that matter.

SB1100 states in part:

Existing law prohibits the sale or transfer of a handgun, except as specifically exempted, to any person under 21 years of age. Existing law also prohibits the sale or transfer of a firearm, other than a handgun, except as specifically exempted, to any under 18 years of age.

This bill would prohibit the sale or transfer of any firearm by a licensed dealer, except as specifically exempted, to any person under 21 years of age.

This bill has just passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee and is off to its next stage of violating the rights of legal adults between the ages of 18-20.

Viewed differently, the individual right to keep a handgun for personal defense was upheld by the Supreme Court. In that context, the current law is already violating the rights of legal adults, though they still have the ability to acquire long guns. Even in CA, the courts don’t believe your gun rights are being violated if you can still legally acquire at least one type of .22 caliber plinker rifle.

However, this bill will bar any lawful ability for 18-20yo from obtaining any firearm. While you may be legally responsible for yourself, you won’t be legally able to provide for your own personal security. Any person living alone or with others in the same age range will be stripped of their right to lawful defense. This is a clear constitutional violation.

And while the bill first targets dealer transfers of long guns to people under 21, buried in the bill is language that makes it a crime for people under 21 to manufacture or assemble a firearm:

Existing law requires a person who wishes to manufacture or assemble a firearm to first apply to the Department of Justice for a unique serial number or other identifying mark. Existing law requires an applicant to be at least 18 years of age for a firearm that is not a handgun, and at least 21 years of age for a firearm that is a handgun. A violation of the application requirement is a crime.

This bill would instead require an applicant to be at least 21 years of age for any firearm, except that applications would be granted for an applicant who is at least 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age for a firearm that is not a handgun if the application is made before February 1, 2019.

They’re onto the fact that the people prefer self defense over nanny state firearm restrictions - restrictions that do not deter victimizers but criminalize nonviolent and victimless acts of simple possession - and they are trying to close every liberty-hole they can conceive of to make sure we “do what we’re told” or be charged with a crime.

But they can never pass any law that can make you un-learn how to build a firearm!

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