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Hard Astarboard » Blog Archive » California Liberals and Guns

December 3, 2012

California Liberals and Guns

No matter what results from their misguided and often unconstitutional policies, liberals would rather stick to their — wait, I can’t say “guns”, since they are anti-gun — laurels? — and ignore whatever harmful tragedies these policies cause, as long as these tragedies don’t happen to them, personally.

Take California’s dedication to pretending there is no Second Amendment in the Constitution.

From Godfather Politics:

Gun Control Laws to Blame For California’s Rise in Crime

The city of San Bernardino is feeling the effects of California’s restrictive gun laws. The 50% increase in crime compared to last year is being blamed on a dwindling police force that’s being subjected to cuts because of the city’s bankruptcy. That may be part of it because people have perhaps grown dependent on the police to provide protection. But California’s gun control laws are some of the worst in the nation.

In order to get a carry concealed weapon license (CCW), you have to convince the police department in your interview with them that you actually have “good cause” to carry a gun. Saying that you need one for general self-defense is not good enough. Your life has to be in imminent danger, and you have to be able to prove it to them.

Out of the 2 million residents in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino city sits in the southwest corner of the county), only 2,800 have been allowed CCW’s by the county’s police department.

Unlike most other states, California’s state constitution doesn’t even address possession of guns. It doesn’t grant its citizens the right to bear arms. You’d think the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution addresses that issue enough to apply to all states, but that’s one issue where liberals blithely bring up the importance of states’ rights.

{My emphasis on that last bit, and quite applicably mentioned as California liberals only embrace the ever important concept of states’ rights when they can’t get the House and the Senate to violate the Constitution in their favor}

In a recent San Bernardino city council meeting called by one of the council members to address the citizens’ concerns of rising violence, the city attorney Jim Penman spoke candidly about the issue. He drew fire when he told attendees to “lock your doors and load your guns.” He reiterated to the local CBS station:

“Let’s be honest, we don’t have enough police officers. We have too many criminals living in this city. We have had 45 murders this year…that’s far too high for a city of this size.”

Meanwhile, the same is happening in Oakland, where officials say that they’ve experienced a 43% increase in burglaries compared to last year. Again, they’re claiming it all has to do with the police officers that are being let go because of budgetary problems. CBS reports:

“According to the latest numbers from the Oakland Police Department, more than 11,000 homes, cars or businesses have been broken into so far this year – translating to about 33 burglaries a day. The most popular targets have been cars with more than 5,700 burglarized so far this year… One of the most likely reasons for the sharp uptick in crime – city officials said they believe it’s the gradual loss of police officers from the force.”

If California would legalize the Second Amendment, the crime rate would decrease, and there wouldn’t be a need for a large police force. Just look at Kennesaw, Georgia, which passed an ordinance in 1982 that required every household to own a gun. The crime rate dropped 50% between then and 2005, and it continues to drop. In fact, it has the lowest crime rate in the U.S. But don’t bring that up with liberals. They go ballistic.

Kalifornia liberals…

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4 Responses to “California Liberals and Guns”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    If you really wanted them to go ballistic, you need to place said liberals, one at a time, in a sixteen inch gun (I believe you still have a few laying around) pack the breach with the 412 lbs of cordite, elevate to about 40 degrees (preferably aimed out to sea) and discharge. That should send them around 20 - 25 miles at a fairly high speed. The gun will need regular cleaning I suspect, but they will achieve a ballistic trajectory. Or parts of them will…

  2. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    What a lovely idea! ;-)

    We could start with Berkeley, a city that would have made Lenin proud, then work our way through Pelosi country (the Bay Area) and head due south to San Bernardino.

    There are actually enough pockets of right thinkers in California to run the state just fine after all the liberals have been sent offshore….

  3. john Says:

    every urban 18 year who is elligible should get a handgun. Wouldn’t we all feel much better then?

  4. Mrs Wolf Says:

    John

    Welcome to Hard Astarboard.

    To answer your question: If said person is an U.S. citizen with a clean record, the Second Amendment guarantees him or her the right to own a firearm.

    I might point out, since the wording of your comment would seem, by the use of “urban” as it is usually applied these days, to allude to young minority “types”; The violent kind (who are not necessarily in any kind of majority among their peers) to whom you no doubt refer have usually accumulated juvenile records of one kind or another due to drugs, gang activity, etc, and would not be eligible to own a weapon by law.