Following the passage and enactment of both Proposition 63 and Senate Bill 1235 in the Golden State, the California Department of Justice released the first of apparently many regulatory proposals that will make it increasingly more difficult for Californians to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Set to take effect on July 1, 2019, the first proposal will require everyone who purchases ammunition in California to first undergo a mandatory background check. The subsequent proposals will address various other regulatory definitions to require a lot more hoop-jumping in order for everyday California citizens to purchase guns and ammo.
To some, these proposals might appear to simply be "reasonable" gun control measures aimed at making it more difficult for criminals to obtains weapons of mass murder. But in reality, they're incremental steps designed to eventually remove guns entirely.
Back in 2012, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez passed similar measures that, just one year later under the so-called "Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law," led to the systematic elimination of all gun ownership rights throughout the country.
Fast-forward another five years and look where Venezuela is at today.
"Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight," says Javier Vanegas, a 28-year-old English teacher who told Fox News that the initial laws in Venezuela, just like these new proposals in California, were described as efforts to reduce crime and protect people. But in reality, they turned out to be something entirely different.
"The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force," Vanegas is quoted as saying. "Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population."
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has issued similar warnings about so-called "reasonable" gun control laws. Except, in America's case, he contends, it's about stoking civil war.
"The real goal, it turns out, is to initiate a bloody civil war as a reaction to the gun grab, setting the stage for Democrats' demands to occupy America with United Nations troops and overthrow Trump by military force," Adams writes.
Attorneys from both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) are reportedly reviewing these proposals, and they plan to provide more information to their members and supporters in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, gun freedom advocates are encouraging the public to submit comments, both oral and written, in opposition to changes.
"According to DOJ's (Department of Justice) posted notice, there will be two public hearings allowing both oral and written comments which will be held at the following dates, times and locations," reports Guns In The News.
Those dates, times, and locations are as follows:
January 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
January 31, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Resources Building Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
In addition to these public hearings, members are also encouraged to send written comments no later than 5:00 PM on January 31, 2019, to the following address:
Bureau of Firearms
Division of Law Enforcement
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 160487
Sacramento, CA 95816-0487
Phone: (916) 227-4217
Email: [email protected]
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